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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 lesterpes@gmail.com. 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 lesterpes@gmail.com. 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 lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

1941 DeLuxe 4 door: Nice looking/driving original. A great cruiser. 3 owner car, (I've owned it since 1996). 44,000 miles. Straight 6 engine runs great. 3 speed manual transmission on the column. Well maintained, everything works. Original upholstery is in wonderful condition. Body is incredibly solid. Exterior paint is somewhat worn. Wide whitewall tires. Rear suicide doors. New brake cylinders on all 4 wheels, new fuel pump, new battery. Have shop manual. Drive this home for $4,700 O.B.O. For more details & pictures, visit www.sites.google.com/site/41desototest. Contact Peter Waligora, 31 Hackberry Lane, Laconia, NH 03246. Phone 603-528-1681. E-mail pwali710@gmail.com. NDC #2931.

 

1950 Carryall: (Rare car) This model has the back seats that fold down to make a large hauling space. Frame off restoration in 2009. New rubber, glass, weather stripping, paint, tires, good chrome. New interior with beautiful South American hardwood in back end. Lots of new, overhauled or reconditioned parts. Car runs and drives good, everything works. Manuals included. Only driven 640 miles since restoration. Original mileage unknown. I set the odometer to "0" at restoration time. Compression is good and it doesn’t use oil, there are no leaks. Asking $12,000. Much more hard cost invested. Reasonable offers considered. More photos available upon request. My problem is I have two more classic cars and one of my three has to go. Also have many additional parts left over that include: hood, doors, fenders, 3 speed manual transmission, generator, starter, etc. Please call 208-659-2534 to see if I have what you need and for prices. Contact Tim Florea, 16897 N. Wrangler Road, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858. Phone 208-659-2534. E-mail florea@roadrunner.com. NDC #5143.

 

1951 Custom Conv.: Very nice original car, overall condition #3, older repaint looks good. Re-chromed bumpers, wide whites, nice top and interior. Everything works, tiptoe trans. shifts excellent, driven several thousand miles. $19,500. Contact Pat Rodden, 1054 E. Madison Rd. Madison, ME 04950. Phone 207-474-9396 early eves. NDC #5549.

 

1951 Custom Club Coupe: From Inglewood California. Probably the best unrestored one with (15k), $19,500. Info. Contact Wayne Lesjak, Two Rivers, WI. Phone 920-793-3698. NDC #1548.    

 

1952 Firedome: From Redwood City California, $14,500, offers?? Info. Contact Wayne Lesjak, Two Rivers, WI. Phone 920-793-3698. NDC #1548.

 

1952 Firedome 4 door: This is truly a collectors car. All original condition except tires and battery. 276 cubic inch, 160 horsepower Hemi engine, Fluid Torque Drive transmission with Tip Toe Hydraulic Shift. Original spare tire has never been on the ground. Car has 16,073 original miles. Numerous 1st and 2nd place trophies along with Best of Class at the 16th Annual National Desoto Club convention in Bucks County, PA. in 2001. The car has been driven very little since then, about 300 miles a year. The color is Fern Green with like new brown interior. $16,000. or best offer, serious inquires please. If you would like more pictures contact Janet Sonneman, 9019 Old Harford Rd., Balto, MD 21234. E-mail Ali569@hotmail.com. NDC #564. 

 

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.

 

1954 Firedome Convertible: Very rare with only a few known to exist. Featured in Automobile Magazine September 2011. 68,000 miles est. 276 Hemi in good condition. Radio transistorized to AM/FM. Powerflite transmission in good condition. P.S. and P.B. Coker tires and wire wheels. Great driver- condition 3. Power top needs to be replaced but works good.  All wiring replaced, engine detailed. I have owned it for 8 years but must sell due to downsizing. Hagerty values at $40,000. but will sell for $38,000. due to top condition. Contact Dean Greb, 1880 W. Textile Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Phone 734-944-0713. E-mail dgreb80@comcast.net. NDC #4805.

 

1955 Firedome 4 door: Vehicle has 51,600 actual miles on it. The engine and transmission were professionally overhauled in 1984, I have receipts verifying this. It runs fine and less than 500 miles have been driven since the engine was overhauled. The car has been in the family since purchased in 1955. Body is sound and the interior is in good shape with the exception of the headliner. Some of exterior trim is currently off of the body, but it is in the trunk. The trim was removed years ago in preparation of getting the auto painted which did not happen. Asking $2,400. Pictures are available upon request. If you are interested, I would be glad to discuss. Contact William C. Eckert Jr, 1225 Retswood Dr. Loveland, OH 45140. Phone 513-683-3296. E-mail eckert722@aol.com. NDC #34.

 

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.

 

Leads

 

Paint charts: The following paint charts are available, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960. Most of the charts are in very good condition - no tattered edges save for the 1940 and 1941 charts, where the actual color chips have a little bit of damage on the edges. $15 each, postage paid for by seller. Payment can be $US, check, cash, or PayPal. Contact Patricia Ross, 105, 150 Crowfoot Cres NW, Suite 639
Calgary, AB, T3G 3T2. Phone 403-714-8091. E-mail
patricia@canadianaclassics.com. Lead submitted by Barrett Taft NDC #1015.

 

Cars Wanted

 

1955 Desoto Fireflite 2dr HT: Prefer red/black, red/white or white/blue. Not a fan of Emberglow (pink) or green. Condition 3-5. Some rust O. K. I’d prefer a project over a finished car. If you have a ’55 Fireflite 2dr HT that’s been sitting around for a while and you need to free up some space, please contact me. Ron Waters, 183 Whitney St., Hartford, CT 06105. Phone 860-236-0729. E-mail ronbo97@comcast.net.

NDC #794.

 

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 lesterpes@gmail.com. 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 lesterpes@gmail.com. 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 lesterpes@gmail.com. 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. Free delivery to the 2014 DeSoto Convention in Ft. Wayne, IN, 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: Dual point ignition distributor for an S-22 Firedome (#IAZ4002C), (#1626658). Shaft turns okay, $40. Contact Dave Tyjeski, 10578 Infirmary Rd., Mantua, OH 44255. Phone 330-274-2610. E-mail davetyj@sbcglobal.net. NDC #2226.

 

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 i.mar@usfamily.net. NDC #5543.

 

1955: 291 HEMI engine and Powerflite transmission for DeSoto Fireflite. Rebuilt approx. 500 miles ago. Complete, carb. to oil pan. Asking $2,200. Free delivery to the 2014 DeSoto Convention in Ft. Wayne, IN, 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: 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 Des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

1955-1956: Front fenders, $125 each. Two, 4 door, back windshields, $60 each. Hood, $45. Free delivery to the 2014 DeSoto Convention in Ft. Wayne, IN, 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: 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 davetyj@sbcglobal.net. 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. Free delivery to the 2014 DeSoto Convention in Ft. Wayne, IN, 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

 

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 curtmack1@windstream.net. NDC #283.

 

1942: Hubcaps and wheel rims, (16”). Contact Orlin Sutliff 912 Railroad Ave., Boyceville, WI 54725. Phone 715-497-2435 (Cell) or 956-581-3143 L.L. Nov.-May. NDC #4907.

 

1948: Need a glass window for passenger side coupe. Contact Bill Miller, 1255 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702. Phone 302-738-1541. NDC #4384.

 

1953: Firedome Club Coupe, (6 cyl. could also work). Right rear fender trim, with one valley and two ridges, curved front end. Rests above stone shield on ’53. 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 59@aol.com. 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 cotejohnr@aol.com. 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 dldodds1@verizon.net. 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 donow99@hotmail.com. 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 info@empiremotorsinc.com. NDC #5553. 4/15

 

Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts: "World's largest selection of new and new old stock parts for Desoto, 1930 and up! One stop shopping for most cars. We have brakes, weatherstripping, steering, gas tank, glass, front and rear axle, engine rebuild parts, suspension, electric, cooling, pedals, hubcaps and MUCH, much more. 16,000 square feet of MoPar parts. Same day shipping on most orders. Free catalog for fellow Adventurers! Serving MoPar hobbyists worldwide for over 35 years. Contact Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts, 93 Border St, West Newton, MA. 02493. Phone 800-457-1250. Email orders@oldmoparts.com, or check us out on the web at oldmoparts.com. NDC #5480. 6/14

 

NEW GLASS for your DeSoto: Windshields and side glass available. All years in stock. Convertible, hardtops & sedans. Side glass is available in clear, original green tint or a custom smoked grey. Contact Auto City Classic, 28433 Highway 65 NE, Isanti, MN 55040. Phone 800-828-2212. E-mail autocity@att.net. NDC #5218.

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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: www.then-now.com. NDC #5544. 

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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, www.arizonaparts.com Contact Arizona Parts 320 E. Pebble Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282. Phone 480-966-6683. NDC #161.

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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 cotejohnr@aol.com. 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 www.books4cars.com. NDC #3750.

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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 lesterpes@gmail.com. NDC #31.

 

Literature/Toys/Memorabilia

Wanted

 

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 des4us@centurylink.net. NDC #255.

 

Services Offered

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Brake Booster Rebuild 1956-61: Round and oval can, $250.00. Oval bellow, $300.00. Rebuild yours or exchange. Plating available. Contact “Booster Dewey” at Power Brake Booster Exchange, 4335 S.E. 63rd Ave., Portland, OR 97206. Phone 503-238-8882. Website boosterdeweyexchange.com. NDC #5394. 6/14

 

Information Wanted