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1956 Desoto Fireflite Convertible - 330 Hemi, Powerflite Auto, Nut & Bolt Resto

For sale: 1956 DeSoto

Technical specifications

Item location:
Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Plum / Black
Engine size:
330 Hemi / 255hp
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color:
White / Black
Vehicle Title:
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1956 Desoto Fireflite Convertible - a nut & bolt restored, 's matching show car

This '56 Fireflite convertible has just had a complete nut and bolt frame-off restoration done to the highest standards. Arguably one of Virgil Exner’s best designs, t incorporates a generous helping of chrome and bright work both inside and out, s beautifully complemented by the car’s combination of Iridescent Plum and Black paint. A matching Black fabric soft top, ide Whitewall tires and chromed Kelsey Hayes wire wheels lend additional flair to the exterior presentation. Opulent brocade fabric lines the interior, hich compliments the exterior paint scheme.

This rare example shows evidence of a good life, he external bright work shows well, he body panels are straight and the gaps are very nice. All chrome, tainless and other bright work is very nice and the interior has been completely restored to the level fitting the rest of the car. This car is a stunning example of 50's Motown perfection. It’s powered by its original 255 bhp, 30 cu. in. HEMI V-8 engine, arter four-barrel carburetor, owerflite pushbutton three-speed automatic transmission, oil-spring independent front suspension, emi-elliptic rear springs with a live axle, nd hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes. The drive-train was completely rebuilt from top to bottom and has traveled less than 1,500 miles since restoration.

This rare drop-top is optioned with power steering, ower brakes, ower convertible top, ower windows, Search Tune” radio and heater, ual rear-mount antennas, -way power seat and real Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Nothing has been overlooked during the resto. A beautiful color combination of Plum and Black exterior paint that is flawless, he engine compartment and undercarriage are fully detailed.

This is a very dependable car that runs and drives as good as it looks and can be driven anywhere. One of just 1,485 produced, his top of the line Fireflite is in impeccable condition. Prized by collectors everywhere. This is an investment grade 50's Desoto convertible that will very definitely appreciate over time. Even though Desoto closed its doors in 1960, he Fireflite has always been remembered as a high point in the company’s history, nd as such, ood examples are always in demand. Very few Fireflite convertibles are ever seen on the open market, nd this car’s availability is an opportunity not to be missed – thanks for your interest!

All inspections welcomed and encouraged!
For information or to make an offer please call Dave (617)513-7407
The car is located in MA - call for shipping quote (enclosed of course!)

If you require financing please connect with the following lenders:

(My collection has been financed at one time or another with each of these folks!)

LightStream - a division of SunTrust Bank and a sponsor of Mecum Auctions!

JJ BEST Banc & Co. - New Bedford, A

Woodside Credit in California

I Reserve the Right to End This Auction Early Due to the Fact that this Car is Listed ForSaleLocally
This car is 59 years old so no warranty has been expressed or implied - being sold "as is, here is"
Your life is short - enjoy your ride!!

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