A Century of Cars: 47. Solido 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe
In 1949, all the Chevrolets got the
first new styling after the war. The Deluxe was the brand new
upper-end model for Chevrolet. The cheapest Deluxe was the Deluxe
Styleline 6-passenger sedan, costing $1,492.
Many things changed starting in 1950, starting with a luxuriously-appointed hardtop coupe, called the Bel Air. The new Bel Air including upgraded cord and leather-grain vinyl trim (available in a choice of several two-tone schemes), full carpeting and other appointments not available in even the Deluxe series, and a wide range of two-tone paint schemes. The 1950-1952 Bel Airs—during these early years, the Bel Air was officially part of the Deluxe range—shared only their front sheetmetal ahead of the A-pillar with the rest of the range. The windshield, doors, glass, and trunk were common with the Styleline convertible, but the roof, rear quarters and rear windows were unique.