The 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat was Dodge's first pillarless hardtop; apart from that, there's little to recommend it as a collectible. The boxy 1949 bodyshell was facelifted for 1950 with a cleaner grille featuring two strong horizontal bars with round parking lights at each end and a Dodge crest in the center, topped by a curved grille-surround trim piece. The hardtop added a natural sportiness to this otherwise conservative design. The low-suds Dodge six provided a sedate pickup at best. Fluid drive was standard with four-speed Gyro-Matic optional. Overall the car was slow, but well-built.

1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat
1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat hardtop coupe.
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Pluses of the 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat:
  • Pioneer hardtop
  • Robust construction
  • Sturdy engine

Minuses of the 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat:
  • The same crashing boredom that characterized the entire 1950 line

Production of the 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat:
3,600

Specifications of the 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat:
Wheelbase, inches
: 123.5
Length, inches
: 202.9
Weight, pounds
: 3,515
Price, new
: $2,233 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1950 Dodge Coronet Diplomat:

Type
Size
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
230.2 cc
103 1950

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