Desoto

Hoard of Mopars and More in Texas!

Once upon a time, a Texas named John Haynie took a liking to Chrysler products and started amassing a collection of them. By the time he passed away at the age of 52, his arsenal had grown to more… more»

Magnificent 1949 DeSoto Deluxe Woodie!

UPDATE – Larry, the seller, has provided us with more details on this DeSoto’s condition, so we thought it would be worth another look! You can find the additional details in his Classified via the link below. Woodies turn… more»

Stately Survivor: 1949 DeSoto Club Coupe

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a conquistador, this black beauty could sort of scratch that itch. Named after the famous Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, the DeSoto line was a lower-priced version of the Chrysler and was originally… more»

1 of 623: 1950 DeSoto Custom Suburban

The 1950 Desoto Suburban was perfect for transporting the Waltons or the Brady Bunch. It sat nine people, including the driver, on three bench seats. But with a wheelbase of 140 inches and 224 inches in length, it probably… more»

Post-War Survivor: 1949 DeSoto Custom

During its tenure at Chrysler Corp., the DeSoto was sandwiched between Dodge and Chrysler in terms of styling and amenities. 1949 would reflect the first new design since World War II, but they were detailed in getting to market… more»

1 of 12 Left? 1958 DeSoto Firesweep Convertible

The Firesweep was DeSoto’s entry level model from 1957-59 during Chrysler’s “Forward Look” years. What a bodacious era the late 1950s were for automotive design as almost every car maker went to one styling extreme or another. This ’58… more»

Early Aerodynamics: 1934 DeSoto Airflow

The Airflow was built by Chrysler Corp. between 1934-37. It was the first full-size American production car to use streamlining as a basis for production. Chrysler, DeSoto and Imperial all had their versions of the Airflow whose aerodynamic shape… more»

Rare Woodie: 1949 DeSoto Deluxe Station Wagon

Wood-bodied station wagons were on their way out by the end of the 1940s. They were expensive to build relative to the number that were sold. Steel-bodied wagons were starting to materialize and would be the way to go… more»

BF Classifieds: 1918 Oldsmobile Model 45 And More

This 1918 Oldsmobile Model 45 7-passenger Touring Car is one of approximately 8,100 produced. It appears to be in really nice shape but that’s about all we know. However, the seller has listed not just the Oldsmobile but 26… more»

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Barn Find!

  In the late 1950s, the auto industry was witnessing the collapse of the Edsel, Ford’s ambitious effort that flamed out after little more than two years on the market. Fewer noticed the decline that DeSoto was experiencing over… more»

Aerodynamic Re-Do: 1934 DeSoto Airflow

Chrysler Corp.’s Airflow was an effort in aerodynamics that didn’t quite impress the buying public. Chrysler, DeSoto and Imperial all had their versions of the Airflow during the mid-1930s and pop culture ranks it just behind the Edsel as… more»

No Reserve: Rare 1957 DeSoto Explorer Wagon

Desoto, what an unusual name for a car. Usually cars are named for their founders like Ford, Olds(mobile), Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolet, etc. But picking a somewhat random Spanish explorer is a bit different. Why not a Magellan, Columbus, Balboa,… more»

BF Classified: Magnificent 1948 DeSoto Club Coupe

While brands like Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge are stock in trade, defunct marques like Plymouth, Mercury, Pontiac and Oldsmobile still get their share of press here at Barn Finds. But things get even more interesting when we reach further… more»

Hidden Surprise: 1950 DeSoto Deluxe Carry-All

For such a seemingly unassuming sedan, this 1950 DeSoto Deluxe Carry-All has a sweet surprise hiding within its restored Andante Green candy shell. Yes, this car has been restored, it’s not a dusty barn find. My apologies for that… more»

Fintastic Driver! 1957 DeSoto Adventurer

After some dabbling with fins in 1956, Chrysler went “all in” with fins across its brands for the all-new Virgl Exner-penned 1957 redesigns. This flashy 1957 DeSoto Adventurer in Hardy, Virginia flicks its tail fins at the world, punctuated… more»

Hemi-Powered Project: 1955 DeSoto Firedome

If there was ever a car that sounded like it belongs in a James Bond movie it’s this 1955 DeSoto Firedome. What a great name and a great line of cars with an interesting history of moving up and… more»