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

 

1929 4 door Sedan: Original condition, runs good. $7000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln., Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone 586-945-5105. E-mail lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

1929 4 door Sedan: Completely restored, blue and black runs good. $16,000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln., Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone 586-945-5105. E-mail lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

1929 Phaeton: Right hand drive, runs good. $26,000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln., Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone 586-945-5105. E-mail lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

1948 Business Coupe: Only 1,950 produced, probably less than 20 restorable ones left. My dream was to do a frame off back to original. I am too old and crippled to get it done. The price is $5,000. that is what I paid for it. Here’s the deal; if you can get it professionally restored back to original in 2 years, I will refund the entire purchase price. It comes with a new custom tailpipe, 4 new tires in the wrappers, new inside rockers. This is a solid car, it has been stored since 1961. It will need a new floor, patch panels for the outside rockers and below taillights, all available. I have $10-15,000. worth of  N.O.S. and rebuilt parts which would be available to purchase separately. Contact Leo Johnson, Oklahoma. Phone 405-630-5703. NDC #5040.

 

1948 Club Coupe: This is a 48,000 mile survivor, it is beautiful. Besides some surface rust on the frame it is rust free. There is a 4” dent on the right rear fender with some stainless damage, other than that it is as it came from the factory. The motor mounts were replaced, new carburetor, new muffler and tailpipe, radiator re-cored, gas tank cleaned and ceramic coated, 4 N.O.S. tie rod ends included. Inside trunk restored with original mat and spare. I drove it to the tag agent and the engine purrs. Best offer over $10,000. Contact Leo Johnson, Oklahoma. Phone 405-630-5703. NDC #5040.

 

1958 Adventurer 2 door Hardtop:  Very, very solid Arizona/Colorado car. A real Adventurer, not a fake, all numbers match. 1 of 10 real Adventurer hardtops known to exist in the world. Restoration started. All the hard to find pieces are there, correct hubcaps, carbs., exhaust manifolds, etc. Car is complete except gas tank but they are available new. Interior is mostly redone. The last restored one of these that sold went for $150,000. Asking $71,000. Contact Russ Frank, W.1794 Lake Rd. Mukwonago, WI 53149. Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

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.

 

Leads

 

1948 DeLuxe 2 door trunk back Coupe: Light gray inside and out. Decent chrome, solid body, no mechanical leaks. Faded paint and interior. All intact, no known missing parts. Motor free, did run and drive. Has fluid drive safety clutch automatic. No broken glass. Has been well maintained. $12,000. firm. Contact Chris Montgomery. MD. Phone 301-656-2376, leave message. Lead submitted by ad editor.

 

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.

 

1947: N.O.S. hood. $200. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln., Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone 586-945-5105. E-mail lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

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.

 

1950: M6 "Tip Toe" transmission, the shaft and gear shift are freely moveable. The governor and solenoid appear in good condition. $125. Contact Fred Mehr, 16455 238th St., Cold Spring, MN 56320. Phone 320-828-1752. E-mail fmehr10195@msn.com. NDC #4433.

 

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: Still have the one 1955 hubcap, suitable and serviceable for a spare, not perfect, has some dings and dents, was $20., now reduced to $15.  Can ship. Contact Irene Jacob, 1775 Linden Cove, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Phone 651-777-6791. E-mail ijaco51@gmail.com.  NDC  #5543.

 

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: Hemi oil filter cartridges, NEW, $12.50 each plus shipping. PayPal is O.K. I have lots of other parts available as well. Contact Steve Jensen. Phone 661-587-0395 (home), 661-932-8793 (TEXT ONLY). E-mail sjensen@bak.rr.com. NDC #2363. 

 

1955-56: Two bell housings, one Firedome (S-22 and S-23) part #1617845, air cooled p/f trans. (casting #1559413) $100. One Fireflite (S-21 and S-24) part #1617847, oil cooled p/f trans. (casting #1559417) $100. (2) “Cooler", transmission oil, Fireflite (S-21 and S-24) part #1403984, very good, cleaned and repainted for installation, $125. each.  Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1955-1956: Horn rings (3), deluxe steering wheel type, part #1616766, (1) show quality other (2) very good condition as well! #1, $100. - #2 and #3, $50.00 each. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1955-1956: Interior door handles various condition, $15.-$25. each. Hood ornaments various condition, $25.-$50. each. Lower hood scoop trim various condition, $25.-$50. each. 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.

 

1956: Fireflite and Adventurer parts for 2 doors.  Excellent "rare selection" of exterior, interior, chrome and stainless steel mouldings, trim, etc. I recently purchased a ‘56 Fireflte 2door Sportsman "Arizona parts car" thru the mail, of about anything that could be unscrewed or un bolted from the vehicle! Amazing condition of west coast car! Please advise me of your needs. Most all parts are clean, un-dented and ready to install! Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1956: Fireflite S-24 "330" engine block with pistons, rods, crankshaft, etc. No heads or camshaft. You pickup, no shipping, located in OH between Akron and Cleveland, $250. Transmission frame support cross member, part #1555402. Clean, detailed, painted and ready to install. $35. plus shipping and handling. Left exhaust manifold part #1637391, fits “330'” engine, very good, cleaned and nice! $135. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd. Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbc global.net. NDC #2226.

 

1957: Right exhaust manifold with heat tube, & heat riser, part # 1676395, (casting #1676391) taken off 57' Adventurer? $140. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd., Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@ scglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

1959: Mirrormatic new, $600. Contact Peter Warren, 3323 W. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone 313-492-8889. NDC #70.

 

1960: N.O.S. trunk handle, part no. 2196515, $125. N.O.S. left pkg. lt. lens, $95. N.O.S. set pkg. lt. lenses, part no. 1903788, $195. N.O.S. in box back-up lens, part no. 2094291, $95. N.O.S. dome lt. lens, part no. 2166676, $65. One used dome lt. lens, $40. Used taillight assembly, $225. Two N.O.S. taillight lenses, part no. 1961826, $175. each. One used taillight lens missing one chevron, part no. 1961827, $85. New hood ornament insert, $150. N.O.S. parking light assembly, excellent chrome, part no. 2093199, $275. Used windshield washer canister, $50. Used front bumper guard, no rubber, excellent chrome, $100. Used ½ circle horn ring, $75. Used horn center chrome, $75. One set used Adventurer rear fender script emblems, $50. Contact Peter Warren, 3323 W. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone 313-492-8889. NDC #70.

 

Parts Wanted

 

1929: Fuel pump float for vacuum fuel pump. I will consider the whole unit if the float is in good shape. I believe it is a Stewart Warner model 403C. Contact LeRoy Rogers, 11521 Verssailles Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87111. Phone 505-294-0623. E-mail 00483@q.com. NDC #440.

 

1938: The script for the nose of a Business.Coupe. The short piece of chrome between the passenger door and hood, (or a small piece of chrome off a 1938 DeSoto at least 6" long, so we can make one). Both tail-light assembly's complete. Contact Joe Korff. E-mail our57olds@aol.com. NDC #5473.

 

 

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: Arm rest for driver's door for a Firedome Seville 2 door hardtop in very good condition and reasonable. Or is anyone making a repro of these? Thanks. Contact Irene Jacob, 1775 Linden Cove, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Phone 651-777-6791. E-mail ijaco51@gmail.com.  NDC  #5543.

 

1956: Fireflite or Adventurer Door Sill Plate extension beside the seat that has “ DESOTO “ stamped into the checkered aluminum. NOS or mint condition wanted. Send details and pictures to John R. Cote, 2000 Little Meadow Road, Guilford, CT, 06437. Phone 203-988-7550. E-mail cotejohnr@aol.com. NDC #3658.

 

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

 

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  

 

1955-56 DOOR SILL PLATES: DeSoto, Chrysler and Imperial 2-door and convertible. Beautiful quality, NOS factory-correct 3-D detailing and appearance as these are the only die-stamped aluminum sill plates produced. Limited quantity. Pictures/details at www.chryslerclub.org/reproduction.html. Contact John R. Cote, 2000 Little Meadow Rd., Guilford, CT 06437. Phone 203-988-7550. E-mail cotejohnr@aol.com. NDC #3658.      2/17

 

 

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

 

Dealership sign: Bust of Hernando Desoto. Very good condition $2,000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln., Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone 586-945-5105. E-mail lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

Scale Model Promos: 1955 through 1960. Several different colors available, no list. Contact Ronn Pittman, 1024 S. Raddant Rd. Batavia, IL 60510. Phone 630-879-7393. NDC #3555.

 

Literature/Toys/Memorabilia

Wanted

 

Scale Model Promos: Any solid color 1955’s. Contact Ronn Pittman, 1024 S. Raddant Rd. Batavia, IL 60510. Phone 630-879-7393. NDC #3555.

 

Services Offered

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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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Brake Booster Rebuild: 1956-1961, can type or bellows, $300. Rebuild yours or exchange. Plating available. Contact “Booster” Dewey, power brake 4335 S.E. 63rd Ave. Portland, OR 97206. Phone 503-238-8882. Website bosterdeweyexchange,com. NDC #5394.

 

 

Information Wanted