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1950 Chrysler 8 passenger sedan - $5,500 - Plainfield, ILL

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/d/plainfield-1950-chrysler-limo/7191425040.html

1950 Chrysler Limo (8 passenger sedan), 3 on the tree, Black New Paint!!! Seats 8 passengers, Starts right up. Brakes work. Comes with original hub caps and visor (not seen in photo), $5,500 firm.

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I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1950 Chrysler 8 passenger sedan.  Note: other than the driver's seat needing new upholstery, the remaining original interior is very well preserved.  The separate front seat suggest the right side B-pillar may be removable for ambulance duty.  Many of these lwb Mopar sedans were sold to funeral homes for mourner livery and to small towns for the mentioned professional function. 

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4 minutes ago, bryankazmer said:

Agree it looks like a professional car more than an executive sedan.  The split front seat is interesting.  Anybody know more about this?

 The separate front seat suggest the right side B-pillar may be removable for ambulance duty.   Otherwise, it would have a bench front seat as used in other Mopar sedans.

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On 9/9/2020 at 8:38 AM, 58L-Y8 said:

I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1950 Chrysler 8 passenger sedan.   Many of these lwb Mopar sedans were sold to funeral homes for mourner livery and to small towns for the mentioned professional function. 

 

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At least you are correctly labeling it an "8-passenger sedan", unlike the listing which states its a 'limo'.  A true limousine would have a glass divider behind the front seat, and meant to be chauffer driven.  Chrysler offered a limousine in the Imperial series that year, while 8-passenger sedans were available in all lines, except Plymouth. 

 

One has to remember big families with more than four children were quite common before the war, not everyone wanted a high-maintenance wood body station wagon, and the mini-van was not yet on the market.  Forerunners to the SUV including the Chev Suburban were still very utility in nature and not ideal for carrying a family in comfort.  There was a small, but diminishing mainstream market for 8-passenger cars, but it was fast coming to an end when the all-steel wagons came out, especially Ford which offered 8-passenger seating.

 

Craig

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Indeed, the 8 passenger sedan is largely forgotten now, in this era when any stretched vehicle is a 'limo'.   The partition window and leather chauffeur compartment make the limousine easy to differentiate from the 8 passenger sedan which is upholstered the same throughout.  Large families were a continual although small portion of the customers for these, the majority sold to the professional and livery segments.   The 8 passenger all-steel station wagon was the death knell for these medium-price LWB sedans, Chrysler and DeSoto being the last to offer them for 1954.  One can understand why they were preferred to the high-maintenance, expensive wood-bodied station wagon and the Chevrolet Suburban was still a truck chassis, rode and performed as such. 

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