Classifieds

This Page offers non- Club members a look at the Classified Ads published in our most recent back-issue of the Club's magazine The Adventures.  (current displayed ads are from our Jan/Feb '16 issue)

 

The Trustees of the National DeSoto Club, Inc. (NDC), are NOT responsible for the quality, accuracy, etc., of the items listed on this page.  The items listed here are done so in the hope that someone will obtain a De Soto or a De Soto part at a fair price and in the condition described.  If the NDC Trustees and/or the NDC’s web-master determines that someone is not being truthful in their advertising, then that person’s ad(s) will be removed and his/her posting privileges may be denied.

 

Cars For Sale

 

 

1940 Sportsman 4 door Sedan: 61,000 miles, interior like new. Asking $21,000 O.B.O. Former Desoto club member owned. Contact Robert R. Ziemer, 258 E. 20th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Phone 949-645-2877. E-mail vp57usn@gmail.com. NDC #2687.

 

1951 Sportsman 2 door Hardtop:  Super rare, rust-free original survivor car. 250 “Powermaster” six-cylinder engine. “Tip-toe” Shift Fluid Drive semi-automatic transmission operates flawlessly. Car starts, runs, and drives great. Motor is without noise or smoking, rebuilt brakes stop straight. Car is completely original except older correct repaint on original 2-tone Ceramic Yellow with Black roof. Original interior is in excellent condition, black leather trim and nylon seats, original ivory color steering wheel, wood grain metal dash. Electric clock and radio professionally serviced. Original trunk compartment and mat including original jack and tool in original wrapping with original wood tire block. Glass is excellent. Chrome and ornaments shiny and emblems are like new. DeSoto’s amber face on hood ornament lights up.  Underneath sheet metal is original with no patching or welding. Wide whitewall radial tires like new. Shiny 1951 Mopar accessory exhaust pipe deflector.  $17,900. negotiable. Contact John Levine, 338 Indian Ridge Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108. Phone 412-491-4770.  E-mail levine@debiase-levine.com. NDC #5161.

 

1954 Firedome 2 door Hardtop: Complete with original 276 Cu.In. Hemi engine. I have all but one piece of stainless, along with the grill and front and rear bumpers. Have both front and back seats. Needs complete restoration and was originally yellow with black top. Needs front floor pans and some metal in trunk. Located near Atlanta, GA. Selling for $1,500. Contact Jeff Granier. Phone 470-233-5522. E-mail jcgranier@aol.com. NDC #3911.

 

1955 Firedome 2 door Hardtop: Project car, body is complete and trim is mostly there. Has some rust, but is very repairable. I have new metal for the rockers. The car is a three speed stick on the column. The engine block is there, but very rusty, no heads. I have the grill and it is in pretty good shape. Glass is good. The seats are there, but need to be refurbished. Tires are only good for rolling the car around the shop. Clear title in my name. $1,000. or make me an offer, I don't want this car to end up scrapped. Contact Albert Chancellor, 8855 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Phone 541-955-5179. E-mail acjc66@gmail.com. NDC #5695.

 

1955 4 door: Very restorable, V8, 4 bbl. carb, engine runs good, good condition, power windows, they work. Needs restoration, door
panels have been done for $500 and I have never put on. Clear title. Asking $2,740. Contact Ken Kensill, Erie, PA. Phone 814-899-2858. NDC #4365.

 

1955 Firedome 2 door Hardtop: Clear title, great for parts, replacement doors and fenders. $1,200. Contact Ken Kensill, Erie, PA. Phone 814-899-2858. NDC #4365.

 

1956 Firedome Sedan: Color: Lavender & Gray. Model: S-23. Cylinders: 8. Length: 217.9 inches. Engine 330 Cu. In. – Hemi, 230 Hp. Whisper quiet engine – Vehicle #  55304990. Replaced: Speedometer and leaf springs (Eaton Spring Co. Detroit) in 2006, Coker radial tires in 2008, I have the original tires and will include with the car. New rubber mats in 2009. Front seat was recovered in 2015 with material ordered from SMS (Oregon). Purchased the car 2-19-2006 @ the Marco Island, FL car show, car was shipped to Michigan by Reliable Transport and was completely checked over by Mike Thurman, Howell, MI. Confirmed mileage – estimate of 15,000 – 30,000 miles (Speedometer stopped at 15,000+). The car has been checked over every year for maintenance and no issues have ever been found. Total mileage we have put on the car less than 4,000. In winter months the car was stored inside. Has original chalk marks on inside lid of trunk when it went down the assembly line. Original mirror on visor. It runs great and on the highway it seems to float. I will miss her, but we are moving in the Spring of 2016 to a senior living complex, Well-Spring, in Greensboro, NC.  I also have a California Cover which will go with the car, a manual, brochure and a photo of my car that was in an advertisement, when it was owned by a previous owner. Asking price, $24,500 or best offer. Awards won are, First Place – Chicks With Classics – Livonia, Michigan – 2007. Best of show 2008 – Oakland Press 14th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise – Award - wall plaque & baseball jacket. First place – National DeSoto Club – St. Joseph, MI in 2009 – trophy. First place – Johnson Controls, Inc. Car & Bike Show – 2009 – trophy – Plymouth, MI. Third place – National DeSoto Club – Springfield, IL, 2010 – trophy. Best of show – Knights of Columbus – Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Second place – National DeSoto Club – Fort Wayne, IN – 2014. Contact Mary E. von Glahn, 20997 Chase Drive, Novi, MI. Phone, cell 248-330-9713, home 248-349-8747. E-mail mnvonglahn@aol.com. NDC #4782.

1956 4 door Hardtop: Project car, basically a shell with some trim, front and back seats. There is no dash, no gauges, no glass and no interior trim. All the rust has been replaced with metal and looks very good. One of the door support pillars needs to be welded in. The car is in primer and would be a good replacement body for one that has rust, or good as a parts car. $800. or make me an offer, I don't want this car to end up scrapped. Contact Albert Chancellor, 8855 Lower River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526. Phone 541-955-5179. E-mail acjc66@gmail.com. NDC #5695.

 

1956 Fireflite Convertible: Pink & white, very nice car. New paint & interior, runs & drives great. I have owned the car for 25 years. More pictures upon request. $65,000. O.B.O. Contact Cliff Bode, P.O. Box 38, Jefferson, TX 75657. Phone 903-241-0684. E-mail Mobo118@aol.com. NDC #5030.

 

1958 LS1 Firesweep 4 door Sedan: 8 cyl. 280 HP. 78,744 miles.Two tone brown and coral. Three previous documented owners. Originally from Delaware, it made its way down to Florida in 1989. Owned with great care since 1996. No A/C, heating system disconnected. All original, looks great, runs excellent, perfect for full restoration. Additional photos available. $ 15,000. or best reasonable offer. Contact Jose Donayre,1240 Jefferson St. Hollywood, FL 33019. Phone 954-925-5112. E-mail jcadonayre@bellsouth.net. NDC #3094.

 

1959 Firesweep 2 door Sportsman: M412 114662 parts car. The lower quarters, rear wheel openings, rockers and trunk floor have been cut out. The left front fender is crumpled but the right front fender and hood are OK. The doors are good (can be used on any convertible or 2 door hardtop) along with the glass. There is no windshield and no interior. Good 122” WB frame with complete drive train. This car has a complete factory air conditioning system. $1,800. OBO. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Firedome Sedan: M431 111639 (AAA – black). 99,500 miles and an OK driver. The engine is getting tired and smokes a little, so the valve guides or piston rings are probably worn.  The body is very solid with minimal rust. Original paint is good and the original interior is fair. This car has manual steering and manual brakes. Solid sedan at a low price. $6,000. OBO. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Firedome Sedan: M431 112806 (XXX – ivory). 27,300 miles and a delight to drive. A nice #2 car with fine paint and a pretty blue interior. This car has swivel seats, PB, PS, mirrormatic, headlight beam changer and the radio works. $17,000. OBO. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150.  Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Fireflite Sedan: M451 102535 parts car.  Pretty much a complete car. There is rust in the eyebrows of both front fenders. Rust in the rockers, lower quarters and floors. The hood, trunk lid and doors are all very good. There is no front seat. The engine is complete with carb. and air cleaner. Torqueflite transmission and correct rear end. Nice parts car to complete a restoration. $1,800. OBO. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Fireflite Explorer Wagon: Parts car. Not much more than a solid 126” WB chassis. No engine or transmission and the rear end is incorrect. There is some wagon sheet metal included, but it is pretty much cut up. This would be an excellent chassis to replace your rusty Firedome, Fireflite or Adventurer chassis. $500. OBO. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Fireflite Explorer Wagon: M471 100442 (painted red and white) car is undergoing a professional restoration and is 70% done. Has PB, PS, PW, and Solex glass. 100 point quality throughout. Over $150K spent. Best offer over $100K. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1959 Adventurer Hardtop: M491 100545 (XXX – ivory) complete non-running car for restoration. Best optioned Adventurer that I have ever seen. Air conditioning and air suspension (very rare). PB, PS, PW, power seat, search tuner radio, mirrormatic, and remote control mirror. Minimal rust. Includes a 1959 Firedome Sedan parts car M431 111689 that is nearly complete and has factory air conditioning and rear air suspension to assist with the restoration of the Adventurer. Best offer over $20K. Contact Alan Ralston, P.O. Box 50652, Mendota, MN 55150. Phone 651-686-8932. E-mail desotodriver@hotmail.com. NDC #58.

 

1960 Adventurer 4 door Sedan: Vehicle is complete with exception of the radiator. Equipped with factory air conditioning, power brakes and power steering. Has damage on left rear fender fin, drivers door and front bumper. Body is not rusted out but has exterior surface rust only. Needs a complete restoration inside and out. $1,800. O.B.O. Contact Dan Pickett 1000 Bentbrook Pl., Norman, Ok 73072. Phone 405-245-4635. E-mail Dan.pickett1@ Gmail.com. NDC #5536.

 

Leads

 

1948 S-11 2 door Coupe: All original (restored), 6 cylinder/Fluid Drive. Asking $14,500. O.B.O. Contact Pete Sorensen. Phone 559-683-2233 (home), 559-760-3367 (cell). E-mail grams@sti.net. Lead submitted by Steve Jensen NDC #2363.

 

Cars Wanted

 

 

Parts For Sale

 

1930 CF: Stromberg DX-3 carburetor $500. Zenith 228 universal carburetor with Fram FA151PL air cleaner $275. Claxon #18B horn $25. Cleveweld 19x4 rims $50 each. DeS script hubcaps $25 each. Original Hollywood Wolf Whistle $50. Walbro WEP11 6v. fuel pump $50. New 6v. Sparton claxon horn $50. Silverdome cylinder head $50. Head gasket $25. All prices plus shipping. Contact Mike Jascur, 1390 Wheatley Drive, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Phone 301-447-3407. E-mail mrj1390@verizon.net.  NDC #2608.

 

1950: Grille, needs re-plating for show car. $100. plus shipping. Contact Marlin Crider. Phone 904-781-2385. E-mail Desoto1950@att.net. NDC #359.

 

1954-1960: Powerflite transmission from 1954-1955, but most internal parts could be used for 1956-1960. The major difference is in the case, from the linkage shifter to the pushbutton cable shifter, $200. Short distance delivery available for a fee, or you pick up. Contact Russ Frank, W.1794 Lake Rd., Mukwonago, WI 53149. Phone 262-642-2190.  E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

1955: N.O.R.S. Voltage regulator, $45. Coil $45. Rotor, $16. Dist. cap, $16. Used amp. gauge, $15. Fuel gauge, $15. Oil pressure gauge, $15. Temp. gauge, $15. Front bumper guard left and right, $25 each.  Wiper motor, $30. Convertible wiper arms, $80/pair. Wiper arm bases, $25/pair. Heater or defroster fan motor, $25. each. Hubcaps various conditions, $2.-$15. each. Taillight bezels left and right various conditions, $20.-$60. each. Taillight lenses various condition, $3.-$90. each. Back-up lenses various condition, $8.-$35. each. Front end “V”, $40. Power antenna, $50. Many, many other parts, trim, taillights, etc., contact with your needs. All prices plus shipping. Contact Russ Frank W. 1794 Lake Rd., Mukwonago, WI 53149.  Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.      

 

1955-56: Pair NOS # 1879684 (old  # 1820422) front shock absorbers, $80. Pair used # 1879306 (very good) rear shock absorbers, $40. 6-NOS # 1821552 (MoPar) engine oil filter cartridges, $25. ea. 4-used rear seat radio speaker grille's (original type), $25. ea. 4-NORS # 1602533 inside window crank handles (re-chromed) * Note: I had these re-chromed for my Adventurer- then upgraded to electric windows & are unused-new, $250. Contact Dave Tyjeski,

10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, Ohio 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1955-1956: 4 barrel air cleaner, $80.

Interior door handles various condition, $15.-$25. each. Hood ornaments various condition, $25.-$50. each. Lower hood scoop trim various condition, $25.-$50. each. Front fenders, $125 each. 4 door, back windshield, $60. Hood, $45.  Short distance delivery available for a fee, or you pick up. Contact Russ Frank, W.1794 Lake Rd. Mukwonago, WI 53149. Phone 262-642-2190.  E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

1956: Radios, 2 used Model # 843 Music Master...NICE, $100.- $75. Also, 2 used, Model # 911 Electro Touch Search Tune $180.-$130. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, Ohio 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1956: Firedome S-23engine block, $160. S-23 head, $50. Fireflite radiator, $75. 4 sedan doors, $75. each. All prices plus shipping. Short distance delivery available for a fee, or you pick up. Many other parts available, contact with your needs. Contact Russ Frank W. 1794 Lake Rd. Mukwonago, WI 53149. Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.     

 

Parts Wanted

 

1939 S-6 De Luxe Coupe: License lamp assembly P/N 691739 or shell only P/N 697728.

License lamp medallion P/N 697720. License lamp mounting base to body – Coupe [different from Sedan]. Glass P/N 694957 or decals for instrument panel. Glass or decal for glove box door. Interior escutchion rings P/N 794733.

Running board mouldings P/N 694662. Gear shift knob P/N 699635. Hood side panel to top panel rubber bumper strips P/N 875064 + 875065 [same as 1940]. Contact Rodney Norton P.O. Box 2417, Primrose 1416, Gauteng,

South Africa. Phone [+27] 11-828-7776. Fax [+27] 11-383-9305. Email Jocelyn.n@telkomsa.net. NDC #874.

 

1951 Custom: Front and rear bumper brackets, or drawing for fabrication. Contact Chess Millburn, 38397 Welsh Dr. Prarieville, LA 70769. NDC #5663.

 

1956: 1 used or NOS engine oil dipstick indicator (stamped 4 qts.). Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, Ohio 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1957 Firesweep: Left exhaust manifold, original part # 1634445. Also fits some 1956-58 Dodge applications. N.O.S., used or reasonably repairable O.K. Contact Stan Fetter, 14908 W. Auburn Rd., Accokeek, MD. Phone 301-203-6809. E-mail stan@fetter.net. NDC #4977.

 

1958 Diplomat Custom 4 door Hardtop: [This is a Plymouth Belvedere except for the front clip]. Park light assemblies – ’58 Fireflite. Side mouldings with silver aluminum insert plates [’58 Plymouth], I only need from the windscreen back. Contact Rodney Norton P.O. Box 2417, Primrose 1416, Gauteng, South Africa. Phone [+27] 11-828-7776. Fax [+27] 11-383-9305. Email Jocelyn.n@telkomsa.net. NDC #874.

 

Parts Suppliers and Reproducers

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1940-1942 and 1946-1948 Swan Neck Mirrors: Fit DeSoto, Chrysler and Dodge. Concours reproduction quality. Major Credit Cards Accepted. Contact Harms Distinctive Restorations. Phone 815-978-4247. Website www.HarmsDistinctiveRestorations.com. NDC #5400.                                                          10/16

  

 

N.O.S. Parts For 1937-1959: Thousands of moldings, lenses, medallions, headlight rims, grilles, switches, suspension, brake, seals, original shop and parts manuals, plus much more!  "ALL NEW ORIGINAL". Contact Ed Spiegel, Antique Moparts Co, 3521 Burnett Dr., Murrysville, PA  15668. Phone 412-559-6880 (cell) or 724-733-1818 (home). E-mail parts4u@aol.com. Website: antiquemopar.com. NDC #284.                                                    4/16

 

Keys and Locks: Jesser’s Classic Keys offers a full line of NOS/original keys & lock cylinders. Complete locksmith services. We stamp and code cut keys for judging. We can rebuild or recode your locks. Inquire with year, make and model. Contact Jesser’s Classic Keys, 26 West Street, Dept. NDC, Akron, OH 44303.Phone 330-376-8181, FAX 330-384-9129. Website: www.jessers.com. NDC #2125.

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1953-1960 New Glass: Hardtop and convertible. Windshields, vents, doors, quarters. Call for your model. Contact Auto City Classic, 28433 HWY 65 NE, Isanti, MN 55040. Phone 1-800-828-2212. E-mail sales@autocityclassic.com. NDC# 5218.                                                             10/16

 

1955-56 DeSoto and Chrysler 2 Door Hardtop Window Flipper Springs: This is a set of 6 new springs to lift the window flipper on your two door hardtop. Hand fabricated in stainless steel spring wire and patterned after the original springs. Guaranteed to fit and function as original. Send $50 per set (free shipping to continental U.S.) to Tim Bowers P.O. Box 42 Windom, KS 67491. NDC #3275.              10/16

 

Thousands of Vintage Parts: A huge selection of lenses, lamp assemblies, lamp bezels and housings and thousands of other parts for vehicles from the 30’s to the 70’s. We also carry door handles, window cranks, speedometers, gauges, script and emblems. Please call Al at 805-482-9792. P. O. Box 3179 Camarillo, CA 93011. E-mail albrico@juno.com.  NDC #1498.

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1937-61 New Parts: Brake shoes 1937-‘61 $45 set [2 wheels] exchange, ‘59-‘61 rebuilt 2 speed wiper motor $100. ‘53-‘54 new master cylinder with power brakes 1" bore $125. ‘42-‘61 emergency brake cables $35. 1939-‘57 clutch disc $35. Rebuilt starters MAW4010, MCL6115, MDF 6001, $125. each. Universal joint rebuilding kit ‘58-‘61 $35. Rebuilt generators       GJC6001, GGW6001, GJC7002A, GGW6001K, $125. each. ‘54-‘58 piston rings $35. 1940-‘48 tie rod ends $30. Factory rebuilt water pumps 1957 Firesweep S27, ‘58-‘59 all ‘60-‘61 no air $50. each. Contact Donald Nowak, 3280 Lake Shore Rd.  Blasdell, NY 14219. Phone 716-824-2292. E-mail donow99@hotmail.com. NDC #5434.                                                         12/16  

 

 

Literature/Toy/Memorabilia Suppliers

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 DeSoto Literature: ’34-’61 shop manuals; $30-$50 ea. Parts manuals, ’28-’50; $59.95 ea., ’55-’59; $99.95 ea. Parts Interchange manual ’50-’59; $39.95. DeSoto road test book ’52-’60; $16.95. Contact Alex Voss, 4850 37th Ave., So Seattle, WA  98118. Phone 206-721-3077. 

Website www.books4cars.com. NDC #3750.

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Literature/Toys/Memorabilia For Sale

 

Literature/Toys/Memorabilia

Wanted

 

Desoto Adventures Magazine: May-June 1986 Volume 1 Number 3. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, Ohio 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

Dealer Memorabilia: Any literature or memorabilia from the following dealers: Stephens Motors, Phoenix, Arizona. Harry Israel Motors, Waukesha, Wisconsin. ABC Motor Sales, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brubaker Motors, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contact Russ Frank, W1794 Lake Rd, Mukwonago, WI  53149. Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

 

Services Offered

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Reader Board: Add that Finishing Touch when you show your car. Deluxe FRAMED Reader Board 20” x 28” AND Aluminum Diamond Plate Stand for rigid display - $359. plus UPS. Board only can be purchased separate with tripod for $195. Reader Board is PHOTO ART design of YOUR prized possession with all listed specifications. A PROOF is supplied prior to completion. Board is framed and laminated for weatherized protection. A BONUS set of “bragging cards” is included to influence the judges as well as your friends. The polished aluminum stand has a diamond plate base, sets up in minutes and is held firmly in place under car wheel. Velcro strips attach the board to sign plate. Contact Barry Cleveland , phone 888-770-9595. Email corparts@corparts.com. Visit web site for more samples and options www.autoshowart.com. NDC #4434.        2/16                                     

 

Showroom Signs: How much do you love your DeSoto? As much as I do mine? I have started a new campaign for: Innovation, preservation, immortalization, prevention of oblivion and customization of visual reminders of our DeSotos. Send me your best photo of your DeSoto and let me reproduce it on a showroom sign 3’ X 6’. For more information and pricing contact Gil Evangelisto. Phone 610-346-7092. E-mail gil@evangelisto.com. NDC #2360.      4/16

 

Appraisals by Ronn: Certified associate IAAA, autos, trucks, toys. Contact Ronn Pittman, 1024 S. Raddant Rd. Batavia, IL 60510. Phone 630-879-7393 or (cell) 630-202-1956. NDC #3555.

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Information Wanted