True Barn Find 1950 Chrysler Windsor

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Located in Mossyrock, Washington, this 1950 Chrysler Windsor is a true barn find. Covered in light surface rust and layered in dust, this 35,000 mile car does have a clean title. Thankfully the price is not unreasonable either. It is for sale at a respectable $3,500 and you can find out more on Craigslist. Thank you, Roger, for the tip.

Unfortunately, the person selling might not know a whole lot about the car. They have it listed as an 8 cylinder car, but the stock engine that came on the Windsor was a 250 cubic inch inline 6. That would be connected to a 4-speed Prestomatic semi-automatic transmission. It is hard to say if this car will start or run, but it would be amazing if it could.

Inside, there are a few photos showing a relatively decent interior that, for its age, is doing quite well. A year before, Chrysler had redesigned the Windsor. Part of that redesign included the interior and they had added a padded dashboard with sponge rubber to increase the safety of the car. That feature carried over into the 1950 model as well.

This is an amazing vehicle for the price. It is becoming increasingly harder to find clean examples of cars like this. While it would need some attention, it might not take much to make it a rolling project if you could clean it up and then get it running. It seems to be too nice to chop up or use for parts. Hopefully, you can give it the attention it deserves.

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  1. canadainmarkseh

    These were well built car for there time. Those old flattie engine were guite bullit prof. I think it’s worth saving, and that engine will probably fire right up with fresh gas and a new battary. The big dent in the rear fender would be easy to fix as these were still bolt ons in 1950. It’s a good thing I’m to financially embarrassed to buy all these Mopars that have come up because I’d be at risk of becoming a car hoarder. One old Mopar will have to do. With all the resent post these last few months I’m glad to see there still around.

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    • cyclemikey

      Oh go ahead. Don’t be embarrassed. Nobody here will make fun of you for Old Mopar hoarding.

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  2. Tony Primo

    Let me be the first ADHD poster to ask the question, “hey, I wonder what that pick up truck is, parked next to it?”
    Merry Christmas to All!

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  3. Jack M.

    Hilarious but true Tony!

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  4. Del

    Sweet two door hardtop.

    Please for me, Santa ?

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  5. cyclemikey

    Unless you wanted to do a full resto, I think you could get this car out on the road and running again surprisingly easily. A full brake overhaul, of course. Clean the carburetor and fuel tank. But the main mechanicals probably don’t need that much. Those old Chrysler sixes are roughly as complex as an anvil, and nearly as reliable. And if it does need more, you get out a hammer and a pair of Channellock pliers, and rebuild it.

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  6. Robert Pittman

    The tranny is bulletproof too. A four speed manual with electric shift from 1-2 and 3-4, the only thing that might fail is the solenoid pack. We put our ’53 Chrysler in the shop to be rebuilt at ten years and 100,000 miles. They took the tranny apart and said there was no wear whatsoever.

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  7. Beatnik Bedouin

    Looks like a great project for someone. Mark, are you listening? ;-)

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  8. Mike Creswell

    Is that a 3 piece back glass?

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  9. Ben T. Spanner

    My absolute favorite Christmas Eve was 1955 when my Father went used car shopping. His 1951 Dodge Wayfarer convertible had been totaled by a red light runner. Just as it was getting dark he found a dark green 1951 Dodge Diplomat 2 door hardtop. The rear window was similar to the Chrysler. It had Gyromatic which was Dodge’s name for the semi automatic.
    The Diplomat was much slower than the Wayfarer which had a 3 seed manual with fluid drive.

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