1950 was the final year for Chrysler's famed wood-trimmed Town and Country sedans and was offered only on a Newport two-door hardtop. Although it would continue in a station wagon for one more year, the next appearance of the nameplate would be on a minivan. The '50 T&Cs are also unusual, and unusually attractive, for their body colored steel panels. The wood was confined to ash trim on the doors, sides and rear deck. Here it presents particularly well against metallic green paint and a white roof which demonstrates the appeal of the popular description of this body style as a "hardtop convertible." The green and white color scheme is carried through to the leather and cloth upholstered interior. The wood is handsomely varnished and neatly finger jointed. It is equipped with Fluid Drive, radio, heater, whitewall tires, wheel covers and seat belts. The engine compartment and its 324 cubic inch 135hp inline eight cylinder engine is tidy and orderly. Paint and chrome are good. It is a high quality car and a quality driver. Only 700 were built, making it especially unusual and an important example of the final iteration of the famed Chrysler Town & Country.

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