Lot #5002.1

1954 DE SOTO ADVENTURER II

Auction Scottsdale 2012
Reserve RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 5002.1
Year 1954
Make DE SOTO
Model
Style ADVENTURER II
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 14093762
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 0
Transmission
Description
One of the most spectacular Ghia designs was the DeSoto Adventurer II, a derivative of the Savonuzzi Supersonic Series, somewhat reworked by Virgil Exner. Extremely long for a two-seater, its form is at once elegant and refined yet boldly spectacular. An innovative feature that seems never to have been replicated was the sliding-into-the-trunk backlight, opening up the roof behind the seats, giving a draft-free open area and many of the advantages of a convertible with none of the inconveniences. A close look at the DeSoto will show just how fastidious and perfection-minded Ghia designers, managers and workmen were. Voted as one of the top 10 concept cars every built. Less than 15,000 original miles. First owner King of Morocco, King Mohammed V. **TITLE IN TRANSIT**
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