1957 DE SOTO FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE - 151431 Did Not Meet Reserve* at Palm Beach 2013 - Lot #743 1957 DE SOTO FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/151431/151431_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #743

1957 DE SOTO FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2013
Reserve RESERVE
Status Did Not Meet Reserve
Price
Lot 743
Year 1957
Make DE SOTO
Model FIREFLITE
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 50424347
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 345
Transmission
Description

Lot #743 - This car is a true and correct Fireflite convertible with the Adventurer trim package added. The restorer went to the trouble of acquiring the correct engine, correct carburetors, linkages and air cleaners to make this car truly right. The car was restored off the frame to concours standards in 2002 by one of the foremost restorers of these cars. Following the restoration, it was then sold to a major collection in sunny, dry Texas. The car was shown several times and won many major awards including a Best in Class at the Keels and Wheels Concours in Seabrook, TX. The car was then sold to the founder of an eastern Concours event who spent over 20,000 redetailing the car including new top, an engine bay detail and lots of other little things. Two years later, the car was sold to a respected Florida collector who immediately put the car on museum display as a star attraction. Now offered for the first time in several years, this car is fully concours ready and comes with its original Build Sheet and all original accessories. Factory options include power windows, padded dash and power seats. The car has all of the rare Adventurer trim pieces including the Desoto steering wheel clock, special order carpeting and correct factory AM radio. For appearances, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels have been added for a sleeker look but all other options remain as original.
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