There were so many Fords at the first Donut Derelicts of the year we could not just hold it into one post, so today we bring you a few more.

The 1950 Fords were a definite highlight at Saturdays early morning show.

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3 Responses

  1. Tre Deuce

    Nice pixs of some very nice Shoebox Fords, my vehicle of choice in my early youth, having first owned a 51′ Vicky, then two 2-dr sedans, and lastly a 49′ coupe where on the back seat we conceived our son(he hates Fords’s). Always wanted a Shoebox wagon and a convertible, but never did acquire one, though, I did cut the top off one of the sedans and made it into a Carson topped convertible.

    Kudos on the photography, Wes.

    • Tre Deuce

      i should have noted that the 2-dr sedan I cut the top off of, I also shortened about 20 inches, eliminating the back seat, and chopped the windshield about 4″. Nearly fifty years later, in my retirement, I’m still cutting off roofs and shortening cars. The current victim is a 61′ Olds ’88’ 4-dr Hdtp. I call these Phantom customs… Speedsters.

  2. Tre Deuce

    Few today, understand the impact of the Shoebox design on automobile design.

    The Ford design followed in the footsteps of the beautiful 1947 Cistalia 202. The shoebox(a design term), carried the ground breaking Cistalia design a step further by fully integrating the rear fenders in a seamless, featureless flow, one box with no hint of a fender on the side view except the wheel opening. Prior to the Cistalia and Ford Shoebox, car design was composed of a main/passenger box with box elements attached to it, engine box, fender box, headlights, running boards, trunks. Both designs used fully integrated body elements in a monolithic design language that continues today.

    It should be noted that the Pinin Farina designed Cistalia 202, was the first vehicle selected for display by Museum of Modern Art/MOMA and has been on permanent display since 1951. I saw my first one in the flesh at the Black Hawk Museum in Danville, CA. A thrill for this old gearhead, not to be forgotten.


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