"50 Ways New, 50 Ways Better" advertising slogan was used to try to convince people that the bugs affecting the 1949's had been fixed. The '49's suffered from handling problems and a noisy ride. And Ford did manage to fix many of these problems: overall the 1950 Ford was tighter and quieter in corners and on rough roads.
Other improvements included push-button door handles, newly designed hood ornaments, a recessed gas filler neck and a three-blade cooling fan. A new Crestliner designation was added. It was a limited-edition Custom Tudor with a padded canvas-covered top and contrasted color panel on the side of the body. Priced at $100-200 above the standard model, only 17,601 sold. It was Ford's response to Chevy's "hardtop convertible" 1950 BelAir. Even without a hardtop or a fully automatic transmission, Ford managed to produce over 1.2 millions cars in 1950.