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Cars For Sale


1929: Original, runs good, doesn’t walk so well. $7,000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


1929: Completely restored, runs good, doesn’t skip very good. $16,000. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


1929 Phaeton: good condition $26,000. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.

1930 CK: At almost 80 years old up for sale is my 4 door 6 cylinder 1930 DeSoto CK. This car is as solid as a rock with NO RUST issues at all including the running boards. You and the family would look cool driving it down the road, in parades or just out for a Sunday afternoon drive.  I just had the carb. rebuilt last August, come and check it out. With the car you get 2 extra 6 cylinder motor blocks and an extra head and one of the blocks has the crank shaft in it. All glass is good and interior in very nice condition as well as the roof. This car has some very cool things on it like a clock in the rear view mirror, pull down shade on the back window, wire spoke wheels, spare tire wheel, a foot rest post (bar) for the rear passengers, idle adjust on the upper steering column by steering wheel as well as a switch for the lights. If you are interested you are welcome to come see the car or have someone come look at it for you. Just contact me to set up an inspection. The car is tan with brown fenders, looks very nice. $13,600. O.B.O. Located in central Indiana. Contact Mike, phone 317-945-5121. E-mail please use subject DeSoto. NDC #5573.


1940 Deluxe 2 door sedan: Black, Repeat Preservation Award Winner (20 times). Last shown in 2004. Covered and garage kept. Older restoration, needs TLC. I rate it a condition 3.  E-mail for pictures. $15,000 or best offer. Contact Dennis Grove, 9 Weller Dr. Irwin, PA 15642. Phone 412-491-0153. E-mail NDC #1589.


1940 S7 4 door sedan: All body parts have been sand blasted and primed. Rebuilt engine with 0 miles, new pistons, rings and bearings. New brakes and shock absorbers, refurbished gas tank. Interior needs to be re-upholstered. I have all original parts. Asking $3500 and will deliver up to 150 miles from Hagerstown, MD. Contact Sam Satryano, 13036 Unger Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742. Phone 301-733-0349. NDC #5590.


1951 Custom 4 door sedan: Sharp original sedan, glen green (light), fluid drive, radio (works), heater, turn signals, new radials, nice original brown interior, new factory match 

carpet, miles unknown. Purchased 2005 in Troy, Ohio. Seller bought it from early owner then replaced some fenders, rocker covers, & bumpers. Nice repaint. Lighted hood ornament. Looks spectacular, runs great. Owner's manual, sales literature, accessories. $5,500. For more pictures contact Vic Sitzmann. Clear Lake, Iowa. Phone 641-430-9030. E-mail NDC #5562.


1951 Deluxe 4 door sedan: Untouched survivor, 36k original miles, everything as from factory. Fluid drive works perfect. Sat in 2nd owner's lean to in Missouri from 1973 to 2003, garaged since. New brakes, rebuilt starter and generator in 04. Glen green, nice seats, runs like new. Owner's manual, sales brochures, accessories. $5,100. Email or call for more patina pics: Contact Vic Sitzmann 1200 W. 7th Ave. No. Clear Lake, Iowa 50428. Phone 641-430-9030. E-mail NDC #5562. 


1952 Firedome Sedan: Original HEMI, 160 hp, 276 ci., dual points, 6 volt negative ground electrical system. Fluid Drive Transmission, original radio, deluxe dash / original ivory color steering wheel, interior and headliner. Car has 62,883 original miles SUPER SOLID. The tires are B.F. Goodrich T/A’s. Custom work: nosed, decked, euro-black paint, dual glasspack mufflers, Keystone wire wheels. Car stored in dry barn each year and driven to local car shows in Pennsylvania in the summer. Had minor body work done and painted in North Carolina where it spent a good portion of it's life. $9,000. O.B.O. Other photos available. Contact Barry & Mary Cleveland. New Tripoli, PA. Phone 610-298-8374 E-mail NDC #4434.


1953 Firedome 4 door: About 68,000 miles on car, needs restoring. I have rebuilt the heads and cleaned up the motor. I have some extra parts. $4,000. or best offer. Contact Steven Pomerleau. Phone 541-412-0394. Brookings, OR. NDC #3879.


1953 Firedome: Runs, comes with spare parts. Car needs paint and some repairs. It was a daily driver two years ago. Will send pictures via text. Contact Debbie Schneider, Apt.6, Mt.Pleasant St. Racine, WI 53404-2045. Phone 262-939-4773. E-mail NDC #4167.


1956 Fireflite 2 door: Restored, fresh yellow/white paint. Rebuilt 330 Hemi, $10,000., O.B.O., must sell. Contact Al Saysell, 465 South Earl St., Stanfield, OR 97875. Phone 541-561-2246. NDC #5461.


1956 Fireflite 4 door: I am forced to sell this project. Car is complete but partially restored.  Moving, so must sell as a unit rather than part it out. Includes 331 Hemi with 4-barrel carb and Torqueflite transmission.  Engine starts and runs readily. Odometer shows 73k miles. Car is partially stripped and paint is off. Have seat frames and seats, an extra front grill, vintage aftermarket air conditioner and compressor, rubber body and glass weather-stripping, many extra parts and fasteners, Have interior door panels that are in rough condition but can be used as templates for making new ones. Car has rear and side glass, front windshield is cracked. All chrome has been redone except interior small pieces. Also have all interior and exterior stainless in mostly good condition. Clear title. Shop manual, owners manual and other literature is included. $3,250 O.B.O. If you'd like more information or to see more pictures, contact Frank Fiore, 6635 Rio Dorado Drive, La Mesa, NM.  Phone  575-202-6001. E-mail NDC # 3380.


1957 Firesweep 4 door sedan: 325 C.I.D. I have owned the car since 1989 and I am the third owner. This Delightful Desoto has been well-cared for, driven thoughtfully and maintained meticulously. This is a wonderful driving car in excellent condition that draws looks wherever she goes. Paint and chrome are factory original. Mileage is 84,000. Price is $14,950. For more pictures or information, contact Greg Slotke, 2918 S. 32nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Phone 414-383-8183. E-mail NDC #1904.




1929: Off frame restoration, engine rebuilt professional, original wood wheels / hub caps, Over 20k invested. Needs some small detail work to finish it. Asking 11,000 O.B.O.
707-218-5158. Email Lead submitted by Dennis Pitchford. NDC #1679.


Cars Wanted



Parts For Sale


1929: Kick panels, these panels are brand new, made from original pattern, will fit sedan or coupe, any color available. $125. per pair. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


1930: Left rear fender, N.O.S., original, for 1930, $300. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


1932: Luggage rack, $250. Headlight lens, $40 each. Front leaf springs, $30 each. Contact Dick Vehrs, 8N711 Running Deer Trail, Elgin, IL 60124-8545. NDC #457.


1947: Hood, N.O.S. $300. OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


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. $250. 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 NDC #255.


1955: Hubcap, ONE only. Has dings and dents, but is respectable-looking and serviceable. This is NOT a set, this is ONE hubcap only. $20. plus shipping. Can e-mail pics. Contact Irene Jacob, 1775 Linden Cove, White Bear Lake, MN  55110. Phone 651-777-6791.E-mail NDC #5543.



1955: Rear bumper ends, above bumper, $20. each. Chrome headlight doors, $20. each. Radio, $50. 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. Wiper arms, $30./pair. Wiper arm bases, $25./pair. Many, many other parts, contact with your needs. All prices plus shipping. Contact Russ Frank W. 1794 Lake Rd., Mukwonago, WI 53149.  Phone 262-642-2190. E-mail NDC #255.      


1955-1956: Front fenders, $125 each. Two, 4 door, back windshields, $60 each. 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 NDC #255.


1956: N.O.S. R.R. outer bumper end, #1636098. New in original box, rare! $250;   Complete S-24 Fireflite 4 bbl. intake manifold (casting # 1636620), including WCFB #2311S Carter carburetor and repainted air cleaner assy. with oil breather cap. Will not separate! $1,250. All these were removed from my Pace Car convertible to install an Adventurer dual 4 bbl. manifold, carbs. and bat wing air cleaner! Retirement and health forces me to liquidate my inventory of many other parts, books, manuals, etc. Let me know your needs. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd., Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail NDC #2226.


1956: 4 Sedan doors, $75. each. Firedome S-23engine block, $160. S-23 head, $50. Fireflite radiator, $75. Six tail/back-up lenses with chrome rings, $200/set. 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 NDC #255.     


1957: "Adventurer", right & left pair of rocker arm valve covers (right side cover has the ignition coil mounting bracket as original correct) and both Fireflite spark plug wire covers are included. $250.00. Contact Dave Tyjeski 10578 Infirmary Rd., Mantua, OH 44255. Phone: 330-274-2610. E-mail NDC #2226.


1957-1958: Two Firesweep script emblems, shiney, 98% perfect, ready to be put on a car. $60. Contact Tad Parker. Phone 360-398-2180. NDC #524.


Parts Wanted


1929: Correct non-reservoir master cylinder in any condition (I plan to sleeve it) and firewall-mounted fluid-supply tank. Optional cylinder head (part no. 40834 is cast in the head). Correct Delco-Remy dash-mounted coil with integral ignition switch. Kingston 39-F or 39-G vacuum tank. Contact Curt McConnell, 13031 W. Bennet Rd., Denton, NE 68339. Phone 402-432-1179. E-mail NDC #283.


1938: Rumble seat with related parts including fender step up and cover lid. Contact Lars Lande, 1845 East Joy Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Phone 734-214-0645. NDC #4396.


1939: Beauty rings and hubcaps. Contact Arlan Miesner, 97 Second St, La Grande, OR 97850.  Phone 541-963-9025 (home) or 541-910-9025 (cell). E-mail NDC #5615.


1953: Firedome Club Coupe, right rear fender trim. 18” by 2” piece with two lengthwise ridges. Has fender fitting curve at front end. Must come from a coupe, a sedan is different. Contact Tad Parker, phone 360-398-2180. NDC #524.


1956: Gas tank, interchanges with any 1956 DeSoto or Chrysler except station wagon. Solid, but if needs to be boiled out and cleaned, O.K. DESPERATE AS I HAVE NOTHING! Thank you. Contact Ken Fuchs, St. Louis, MO. Phone 314-971-3385. E-mail Carnut NDC #5605.


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


Parts Suppliers and Reproducers

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1955 Hubcaps: Attention ’55 Desoto owners! For a limited time, I am offering a set of six vinyl “DeS” insignias for attractively reconditioning your wheel covers. These are light gold and closely resemble the original paint color.  See before and after pictures in the Nov. / Dec. issue of  DeSoto Adventures. The set is available for $22.50 and includes helpful instructions and free shipping and handling to destination in the US. I can also e-mail high resolution pictures so that you can draw your own conclusions as to how nice these have worked out. Contact Duane Dodds, 49 Puritan Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306. Phone 518-355-8865. E-mail NDC #5514.                                                             4/15


1937-61 New Parts: Brake shoes, $45 set [2 wheels] EXCHANGE; wheel cylinders, master cylinders, hoses, oil-grease seals, emergency brake cables, $35; E-brake bands, shoes, fuel pumps $25; 1957-up water pumps $45 no cores needed; 1937-up tie rod ends, king pins, $45; pivot pins $45 pair; shock absorbers $35 pair front or rears; piston rings 6-8 cyl. $35 set; tune up kits, thermostats, locking coil 6 volt, starter switches and solenoids, vacuum advances, rebuilt starters, generators. 1957-up electric wiper motors $65; Factory rebuilt carbs 1952-53 carter 2 bbl. 1954 Firedome V8 with standard shift, all trans; 1961 Stromburg 2 bbl fits 361 engine. Contact Donald Nowak, 3280 Lake Shore Rd, Blasdell, NY  14219. Phone 716-824-2292. E-mail NDC #5434.                                                         10/14


Aluminum and Cast Items: Inline 4, 6, 8 and V-8, H/C aluminum cylinder heads, exhaust/intake manifolds. Other cast parts manufactured to order. Show quality. Contact EMI, 13451 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79938. Phone 915-856-9607. E-mail NDC #5553.  4/15                               


Then And Now Automotive : We re-vulcanize motor and transmission mounts, steady rest pads, and torque insulators for 1930-1937 DeSoto's. Examples: front engine mount 382998 $59.50; spring and control arm bumpers 861212 $59.50; mounts for 1938 to 61 available on exchange. Newly available! NOS dash gauges for 1937 - 1959. World famous fuel pump rebuilding kits, made in the USA with materials able to withstand today's fuels. Mechanical fuel pump rebuilding services. Please keep us in mind for all your mechanical parts needs, such as brakes, suspension, electrical, engine, etc. Club Special: points and condenser set 1939-54: 6 cyl. $12.50. Please provide NDC # and distributor numbers . Contact Then And Now Automotive 447 Washington St., Weymouth, MA 02188. Phone 781-335-8860, fax: 781-335-1925. Website: NDC #5544. 



1935-present NOS and used Mopar parts and literature: For cars and trucks. 39,000 part numbers stocked. Searchable database using OEM part numbers, year, model, casting number or superseded numbers, Contact Arizona Parts 320 E. Pebble Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282. Phone 480-966-6683. NDC #161.



1955-1956 Door Sill Plates: DeSoto, Chrysler, and Imperial 2-door and convertible quality die-stamped aluminum sill plates, NOS factory-correct in detail. Four piece set for Chryslers and Imperials is $399 plus S/H. DeSoto owners may decide to reuse sill to seat filler piece stamped “DESOTO”, therefore, one left and  one right door sill set (without fillers) can be purchased for $379 plus S/H. Do not miss this only opportunity to acquire these concours quality sills to replace those dented, scuffed and corroded door sill plates. Strictly limited availability and will not be available after this stamping is sold out. Contact John R. Cote, 2000 Little Meadow Rd., Guilford, CT 06437. Phone 203-988-7550. E-mail NDC #3648.       2/15



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 NDC #3750.



Literature/Toys/Memorabilia For Sale


Dealership sign: 3 foot diameter bust of Hernando Desoto, $2,000.00, OBO. Contact Les Pesavento, 4865 Tari Ln. Lewiston, MI 49756. Phone (home) 989-786-3696, (cell) 586-945-5105. E-mail NDC #31.


Scale model promos: 1955 through 1960 Several different colors available, no list. I am also looking for any solid color 1955’s for my collection. Contact Ronn Pittman 1024 S. Raddant Rd. Batavia, IL 60510. Phone 630-879-7393. NDC #3555.


Signs: Several DeSoto neon signs and showroom displays for sale. Various sizes and prices are available. For further information contact Gil Evangelisto. Phone 610-346-7092. E-mail at NDC #2360.


Poster: Printed in 1982, this is the poster titled, Desoto: Pioneering and Adventure, 1928-1961.  Condition is very good, full color, been rolled up for many years. Water stain on reverse side lower left, but does not bleed through. Price is $100. plus $10. shipping to U.S. only. First e-mail owns it. Contact Dean Smith. E-mail  NDC #1090.  

DVD’s: 1936 DeSoto Airflow, DeSoto Airstream and Plymouth dealer training filmstrips with records transferred to DVD. These show the selling points of new styling and engineering features for these cars. Four separate videos recorded onto one 60 minute DVD. $25. including shipping. Contact David Fluck, 88 Hickory Dr., Quakertown, PA 18951. Phone 215-536-5350. NDC #571.


1960-1961: 1960 sales brochure, 6”x 9”, color, 12 pages, $25. 1961 sales brochure, 10”x 12 1/2”, color, 8 pages and foldout, $30. 1961 owners manual, 5 ½”x 8 ½”, 46 pages, with service certificate and mail in card, $40. All in excellent condition. Contact Howard Conkey, 316 Morphew Rd., Hot Springs, AR 71913. Phone 501-767-4434. E-mail NDC #4310.





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


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.



Information Wanted