1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat, 2 Door Hardtop, Rust Free Barn Find on 2040-cars
Clinton, Mississippi, United States
Rare 1950 Dodge Cornet Diplomat 2 Door Hardtop. Car has orignal flat head 6 CYL and Orignal Gyro-matic semi auto transmission. Car is Rust Free and has all bumpers, trim, emblems, lenses, ect. Car runs and drives good, transmission does make a little noise when shifting but does not effect the car in any way. According to all Documentation that i recieved it has 12639 actual miles. All Door, windows, vents, hood, trunk all open and close as they should.
When i purchased the car it had been sitting up for about six years and had some alot of oxidation to the paint. I cut and buffed the car and now has a good shine to it. the paint job is a 7.5 out of 10. there is no dents or major dings in the car, some of the side molding trim does have some dings in it but can be fixed easily. All Chrome is in good shape without any pitting.
I have enjoyed owning this car and get compliments everywhere i go, its a rare car that you just dont see that many of at shows. i entered the car in one show with over 500 cars and won an award for top ten most Nostalgic.
Good Luck Bidding, hate to see it go but cannot keep everything
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Watch the video below for the full story and to see what eGarage claims is the world's largest Viper collection.