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Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)
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Author:  SeanRoe [ Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:15 am ]
Post subject:  Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

I purchased the '57 while on a conference trip with my wife to Las Vegas last June. Since I don't gamble, I found myself checking out Craigslist where I ran across it advertised in Pahrump, NV. The car is pretty straight, has little rust, and is mostly there. After making the deal, I had to put it in storage until I could pick it up, which finally happened this past week. The car is in St. Johns, Florida now and I sure am looking forward to getting the project started! We'll become club members soon too :-)

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Author:  DougLyle [ Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

Looks like a nice car. You're going to have fun.

Author:  FredRoman [ Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

Looks really nice and original. Congratulations and keep us posted with your progress. I also like the single headlights - much more uncommon.

"It's delightful, it's delovely, it's DeSoto"

Author:  SeanRoe [ Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

Thanks guys! We're tickled about the car and looking forward to getting her back on the road.

Author:  WilliamNoble [ Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

Sean,

Glad you found this '57 Fireflite and have given it a good home.

Did you drive the De Soto the 2,200+ miles from Vegas to St. Johns, FL? If so, you should write up an article for the club's magazine about all the fun you had during your trip.

Bill

Author:  SeanRoe [ Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Finally picked up the '57 Fireflite :-)

Hi Bill,
The car had been off the road for 10 years and I considered finding a shop in the area it was stored to get it back into driving condition. I think the cross country drive could've been a neat experience. But, with the electric windows and seat not operating, I figured I may be opening a hornets nest in paying someone to chase gremlins getting it road ready and opted to trailer it home. I was a mechanic and fabricator by trade and my luck in having other people do work for me hasn't been so good.

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