Finance With JJ Best

1942 Desoto Custom

Fifth Avenue Convertible

$125,000
 
 Vehicle Description

1942 DeSoto Convertible

The 1942 DeSoto Convertible is considered to be the rarest and most desireable of all DeSotos.

The 1942 DeSoto was a low-production auto due to WWII. Only 24,771 DeSotos were produced, including 489 convertibles. It was also a "one-year" only model, i.e., the only year DeSoto offered:

- airfoil "hide-away" headlights,

- unique fender skirts,

- translucent, lighted, hood ornament,

- novel park and tail lights,

- distinctive interior door and window crank handles and door trim,

- the Fifth Avenue Edition package, etc.

This 1942 DeSDoto Convertible is/has:

- 1 of 2 (possibly 3) 1942 DeSoto Convertibles known to exist,

- the only 1942 DeSoto Convertible known to have been produced in the Fifth Avenue Edition,

- an un-restored "original" only being re-painted and re-chromed in the mid-1980's. Still looks and shows well,

- the lone cigarette dispenser in the steering wheel,

- the original top which goes up and down easily. Top is worn, rear window glass is excellent, and top provides correct patterns and padding,

- the original leather interior. The seats are covered in 1940's/50's seat covers. I have not taken the seat covers off, so I do not know the condition of the leather. Still, they provide correct upholstery patterns,

- the Fliud Drive transmission which shifts well and stops without depressing the clutch,

- had some drive train work completed including; front suspension rebuilt using NOS parts, new brakes and shocks, new clutch and throw-out bearing, complete rewiring, engine overhaul, radiator cleaned and rodded, new tires and battery.

There is too much more about the uniqueness of this car to list in the short space available.

Serious inquires only. Contact me for more info/photos.

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Vehicle Overview
Make
Desoto
Model
Custom
Model Year
1942
Price (USD)
$125,000
Basic Vehicle Specifications
Vin #
5773023
Doors
Two Door
Transmission Type
Automatic
Seat Material
Leather
Seat Color
Burgundy
Exterior Color
Red
Condition
Average
Mileage
59000
Advanced Vehicle Specifications
Body Style
Convertible
Interior Color
Burgundy
Exaust Type
Single Exhaust
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Transmission Originaiity
Yes
Engine Originality
Yes
Engine
6 Cylinder
Drivetrain
2 wheel drive
Suspension Type
Leaf Spring Suspension
Originality Documents
No
Vehicle Options
Audio Features
AM Radio
Seat Features
Leather Seats
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Kerrville, TX 78029
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Call For Info:830-377-1176
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