Desoto

Dusty Survivor: 1947 DeSoto Coupe

Looking at the number of comments that each type of car gets here on Barn Finds yields some surprising results.  Some of our most commented on finds are cars with low financial entry points that are what could be… more»

Golden Opportunity? Rare 1956 DeSoto Adventurer

In 1955, Chrysler launched the first luxury, high-performance muscle car salvo with the iconic C-300. Some called it the “Beautiful Brute” which is an accurate moniker. The totally redesigned ’55 Chrysler coupe was an awesome package of 50’s high… more»

1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Coupe

DeSoto is an orphan marque in my mind. While the model was produced under the Chrysler brand from 1929 through 1961, it’s rare to see a DeSoto at a car show these days. Perhaps that’s because Chrysler couldn’t make… more»

Well Documented: 1948 DeSoto DeLuxe

Barn finder T.J. is at it again, this time with the discovery of this 1948 DeSoto DeLuxe coupe. And this may be the first listing that I’ve encountered where there are more images of documentation than there are of… more»

Custom One-Off DeSoto Sport Custom

The dreams of a homebuilder have been realized in this combination of DeSoto parts and expertise! The car is listed for sale as a 1957 DeSoto custom here on craigslist. It’s currently located in La Puente, California and the… more»

8-Passenger Sedan: 1951 DeSoto Custom

In 1951, DeSoto offered two “stretch” versions of their sedans that added 14 inches of wheelbase to the middle. There was the 9-passenger Suburban with a third bench seat, plus the 8-passenger sedan with jump seats for two in… more»

Ahead Of Its Time: 1935 DeSoto Airflow

The Airflow was one of the first production automobiles where aerodynamics played a role in the design of the car. Both Chrysler and DeSoto sold badge-engineered versions of the same cars from 1934-to 36 (and Chrysler one more year… more»

No Reserve Classic! 1960 DeSoto Adventurer

The DeSoto was a companion brand at Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 1961. During this time, more than two million DeSoto cars and trucks had been made. But sales declined in the late 1950s and it was becoming evident… more»

Ready To Drive: 1957 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman

While I often talk about the joy of owning and driving smaller cars with fizzy little engines, I admit that I love big American cars from the 1950s. However, they can’t be any old car. I’m talking about vehicles… more»

Hemi-Powered 1956 DeSoto Adventurer

There can be many attributes that make a classic car attractive for potential buyers. Some of these features include relative rarity and long-term ownership history. This 1957 DeSoto Adventurer fulfills both criteria perfectly. Until recently, it had been in… more»

Final Year Example: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman

You will often hear people lament about how “they don’t make them like they used to.” In the case of DeSoto, that means that they don’t make them at all. The company produced its final car in 1961, but… more»

Fuel Injected 361! 1960 DeSoto Fireflite Survivor

DeSoto was a brand of automobile made under the Chrysler halo from 1928-61. The 1960 models would be the last as a full production year since the company pulled the plug just two months after announcing the 1961 editions…. more»

Mystery Hoard of Buicks, Fords, and More!

Someone on social media with a Facebook account posted a collection of cars here on Facebook Marketplace but doesn’t list where they are or if they are even for sale. Some of them are tucked away safe and sound… more»

34K-Mile Barn Find: 1950 DeSoto Suburban

This 1950 DeSoto Suburban Custom eight-passenger sedan has been hidden away in a barn for longer than I’ve been alive, which is saying something because I’m old. This one has been hiding away for six decades which is pretty… more»

1 of 350: 1958 DeSoto Adventurer

Introduced mid-year, the 1958 Adventurer was DeSoto’s top-of-the-line car. It was available only as a 2-door hardtop and convertible. Only 350 of the former were produced that year, including the seller’s edition, making for a rare car nowadays. Located… more»

Ram Induction 440 V8: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep

The DeSoto was an automobile marque of Chrysler Corp. between 1928-61. It was usually positioned between the Dodge and Chrysler on the corporate totem pole. By the late 1950s, sales had declined and the future of DeSoto was in… more»

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