November 9, 2023
Alice, A Special Deluxe
In 1949, Dodge introduced their first new bodystyle since the Second World War. This year also marked the debut of the all-new Coronet. Alongside the new model, Dodge introduced a range of lower-tier models, the Wayfarer and Meadowbrook, as well as a small lineup specific for Canada known as the Special Deluxe.
Front of Eden's 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe "Alice"
This 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe, affectionately named “Alice,” belongs to a young car enthusiast and represents their very first classic car. Eden acquired Alice a couple of years ago from her previous caretaker, making a near 1000-kilometre round trip to meet and bring the Special Deluxe back to her new home from the small town of St.Paul, Alberta.
Rear of Eden's 1950 Dodge Special Deluxe "Alice"
The Special Deluxe is powered by a 230 cubic inch straight-six engine paired with a three-speed manual transmission. This exquisite cruiser is dressed in its original Fog Green paint, complemented by a faux wood grain interior trim finish. The factory steel wheels were colour matched to Alice’s body, wrapped in white walled bias ply tires and adorned with the original poverty caps, creating the perfect original vintage aesthetic reminiscent of its showroom days.
The faux wood grain interior was an warm touch to the interior
Eden and her father worked together to mechanically revive Alice, and soon enough, they were cruising the streets with her cherished Dodge. Under her fathers guidance, Eden quickly mastered the infamous three-on-the-tree transmission, embarking on countless adventures and creating lasting memories with Alice and her friends along the way.
There is no shortage of chrome on this 1950 Dodge
One of Eden’s most memorable moments with Alice is truly reminiscent of the sixties. Eden and two of her close friends brought a turntable and sat it alongside the classic cruiser, where the trio huddled inside the beloved Special Deluxe for a full night of music and freelove. Together, they spun vinyl records, immersing themselves in the Woodstock energy they cherish so dearly, evoking the spirit of “1969” with fond recollections of peace and love.
The gauge cluster of Alice is a work of art
Eden, the proud owner of this exclusive 1950 Canada-only Dodge Special Deluxe, affectionately named “Alice,” enjoys her vintage automobile with a deep passion. She brought Alice home as a father-daughter project and to fulfil her dream of owning her very first classic car, following years of forging friendships through other classic cars. Eden looks forward to creating more adventures and cherished memories with Alice, one drive at a time!
The wheel combo is a classic styling that makes Alice stand out
Till next time, gather with your friends and hang out with your classics! Make memories that will last a lifetime together.
The 230 cubic inch engine hummed and sang a humble tune, healthy as can be
- Kyle Hanger of Searching for Classics