For sale at auction: Lot #1220 - One of the best styled cars with fins of the 50s. A Virgil Exner design is timeless today as it was in 1959. There were 590 Desoto Adventurers built in 1959. The Adventurer was introduced in 1956 as the companies ultra high performance model. It was redesigned in 1957 with the "Forward Look" theme. In 1959, it was given a moderate restyling and given a generous amount of Chrysler shared sheet metal. It was available in only two colors, white or black with contrasting gold anodized wheel covers and aluminum side sweeps and model choices were limited to hardtop coupe or convertible. Under the hood lurked a high compression 383cid V8 engine with dual 4 barrel carburetors responsible for producing 350hp. TorqueFlite automatic transmission with push-button controls, power steering and brakes as well as air conditioning and the famous swivel bucket seats. This car has been in a private collection and stored for many years, light restoration completed in the 80s. The car has been stored in climate controlled facility and used sparingly for some parades. Shows and displays. Runs and drives beautifully. Fully serviced and detailed, ready to be enjoyed.