CRIDERSVILLE — “Chevrolet has the whole town talking,” read one of Chevy’s ads. People were talking about Chevy’s new Powerglide transmission, the first automatic in the “low-priced three.” In 1949, all the Chevrolets got the first new styling after the war. These styling changes included modern full-width bodies and pontoon fenders. In 1950, not much had changed. Redesigning the Chevrolets was a costly undertaking, so its had to last a few years to pay off. Following up on its very successful 1949 sales, the sales figures for the 1950 Chevrolets set record sales, nearly one and a half million were sold.
Bill and Lila Dickerson, of Cridersville, brought their 1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. They have owned it for two and a half years. The car came from Tennessee. It had only 28,000 miles on it, and is all original. The Dickerson’s say it drives very good.