Selling my 1957 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible. I've had this car for a little over two years and unfortunately need to let it go. In the time I've owned the car I've done extensive work to the car. Much of that work is detailed in the two build threads below.
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Original, unrestored, 99% rust free and very nice 1957 Fireflite Convertible.
Known history since the day it was sold new in 1957.
And the car has been in Northern California for the last 59-60 years.
The car never needed restoration so it has only been serviced and repaired as needed including a redone interior years ago, totally rebuilt brakes recently and also a front end rebuild. Only NOS original parts were used, no aftermarket parts!
The carburetor was rebuilt and replated, has new stainless steel exhaust and brake lines, original search radio was converted to AM/FM, Bluetooth etc. Recast steering wheel and rare Benrus steering wheel clock.
Working record player plays 12 records, radiator has been rodded out and cleaned, new fuel tank, sending unit and pump, some chrome has been replated etc, etc.
Every bushing, tie rod, shock, ball joint has been replaced with NOS Mopar pieces. Everything powder coated.
Not a perfect car but a great original example of a very rare and unusual Mopar convertible.
The DeSoto is so rare, I don't think there are 50 left in the world and to find another nice unrestored car is probably next to impossible.
These cars rarely come up for sale. Car is currently located in Arizona and can be viewed there. I have the clean California title in my name. Please call 408-593-7375 for additional details
Car is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the sale early.
New parts:
oil filters and air filters
seat upholstery for the whole interior from SMS
reproduction side emblems that have the gold head
extra set of lower ball joints
full set of bushings for rear leaf springs and shackles
box or rubber snubbers for fuel door, glove box door, license plate etc
NOS window switches.
full set of window fuzzies and glass channel felt
NOS front bumper
As short list of NOS parts on the car already include;
NOS power seat switch
NOS power window switch
NOS both antennas and one antenna base. The other base was just rechromed and is on the car.
NOS antenna bakelite nuts and rubber grommets
NOS venturis and s pipe for exhaust to come through the bumper.
NOS Fuel pump
NOS fuel sender
NOS ball joints upper and lower
NOS upper and lower control arm bushings
NOS steering center cross tube and all sleeve clamps
NOS tie rods
NOS rubber snubbers on front and rear suspension center section
NOS idler arm
NOS anti roll bar bushingsNOS radiator spring clamps
NOS grommet under gas pedal
NOS side mirror
NOS battery rubber tray
NOS battery clamp
NOS springs and hardware for brakes
NOS jiffy jet bag
NOS steering wheel watch
NOS power steering hose
NOS horn ring bushings
NOS chrome pinch weld mouldings
New exhaust is Waldron's stainless steel with the exception of the NOS pieces that come through the bumper. Those are also Jet Hot coated
Full set of stainless steel brake lines and all new rubber hoses. Drums and shoes were turned to match radius.
Generator has been converted to an alternator (over $900)
New Fuel tank
New floor mats
Brake booster rebuilt by Booster Dewey
Carb redone and replated
All new (5) Goodyear Super Cushion tiresNew radiator hoses and belts
All new shocksdistributor serviced/recurved and has an NOS vacuum unit. New cap, rotor, plugs, and Pertronix
radiator cleaned and flushed by radiator shop
All the front suspension components were powder coated as was the air cleaner, vacuum tank, oil cap, fan, wheels and more.
Recast steering wheel
New carpet installed
Clock repaired
Radio converted to AM/FM bluetooth handsfree
ARC 2500 Record player serviced and working
New speaker
New front plastic DeSoto emblem on hood
Please call 408-593-7375 for additional details about this Desoto.

Used Year: 1957
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 504197 Mileage: 98250
Number of Cylinders: 8 Make: DeSoto
Transmission: Automatic Model: Fireflite
Body Type: Convertible Trim: Convertible
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Engine: 341
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats Fuel Type: Gasoline
Sub Model: Hemi For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Yellow Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Green Drive Side: Left-hand drive

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