One Owner Near Survivor Fireflite Sportsman 341 HEMI V8 3 Speed Automatic

1957 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman

Make: DeSoto
Model: Fireflite
SubModel: Sportsman
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1957
Mileage: 88,691
Color: Red
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1957 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman One Owner Near Survivor Fireflite Sportsman 341 HEMI V8 3 Speed Automatic Year: 1957 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Red Mileage: 88691 Transmission type: 3 Speed Automatic Engine: 341 HEMI Interior color: Gray Vehicle info SUMMARYWith the exception of select parts and a 2014 repaint. this DeSoto is a survivor1-owner carOriginal 341 cubic inch Fire Dome V8Original A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmissionOriginal sheetmetal / Original trimOur sale includes original key tags and an original Service CertificateMostly original Gray and White interiorCorrect Fiesta Red and Frost White paintVirtually every classic car enthusiast knows DeSoto as Chrysler's quirky mid-lux division. And while the brand was originally envisioned as a stepping stone to the corporation's namesake luxury marque. it also spawned performance and economy models to fend off internal competition from Dodge and Plymouth. That means the '50s power monsters MoPar enthusiasts know and love often have more exclusive counterparts like this stylish Fireflite Sportsman. Wrapping a hot 341 cubic inch Hemi V8 and stalwart pushbutton Torqueflite in a tailored interior and sweeping sheetmetal. this all-American cruiser HAS to be some of the coolest metal on the planet! And with only 7. 16 companion cars. it's some of the rarest Detroit iron ever produced. For fans of unique cars. it doesn't get much better than an Exner era Chrysler. And if you're a discerning collector who's itching for a classic. big-fin MoPar that'll be the star of every cruise night in town. this '57 DeSoto is your ticket!BODYWORK/TRIMBased on legendary designer Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look' body. DeSoto's well-known Fireflite series is some of the finest metal to ever leave an American design studio. The spectacular Fiesta Red and Frost White example you see here was assembled at Chrysler's Detroit. Michigan manufacturing facility and exceptionally maintained by one fastidious owner for close to 57 years. Its 100% original sheetmetal reflects a smooth. 2-stage finish that was applied in the summer of 2014. Yards of original brightwork and stainless feature no modern supplements. with the exception of fresh chrome on the car's taillight housings and rear bumper. And. despite what some might call exaggerated proportions and excessive ornamentation. this graceful coupe is every bit as striking as it is handsome!ENGINEAll that classy metal moves thanks to a Hemispherical Fire Dome V8. which is branded with a correct S26-27094 assembly stamp. Clocking in at 341 cubic inches. the square-bore mill turns hearty 9. 25 to 1 compression into 295 horsepower and 390 lb. /ft. of stout torque. And naturally. given the car's ownership history. the engine appears to wear a roster of correct and original pieces. from its glossy air cleaner and rebuilt Carter carburetor all the way to its beefy radiator and tagged red cap battery. Fire is provided by a traditional points distributor. which sequences sparks between an old school generator and 7mm Copper Conductor Cables. Combustion comes courtesy of a correct camshaft. which breathes through a correct intake and original exhaust manifolds. Aesthetically. the engine's fresh Aluminum paint contrasts well against the car's Fiesta Red firewall and Gloss Black fenders. And little details like gold valve covers. vivid "DESOTO FIREFLITE EIGHT" call-outs. stainless fluid lines and a Sparton horn round out this coupe's natural eyeball appeal. DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSIONThe 1957 DeSoto was "the car that makes yesterday seem years ago". Accordingly. the division's marketing gurus drowned the print world in ads touting the brand's new Torsion-Aire Suspension. And surprisingly. that statement still holds true today. as this big boulevard king sits on a freshly detailed chassis that veils pothole-shattering solidity in a silky smooth ride. Behind the Fire Dome V8. an original A727 Torqueflite 3-speed sends power to a correct rear end. That tough driveline spins in a factory-spec undercarriage that's complete with Chrysler's robust torsion bars and stiff outrider springs. At the corners of that chassis. heavy duty drum brakes ensure solid. fade-free stops. At the center of the car's rust-free floors. a traditional true-dual exhaust system employs deep. glasspack-style mufflers. And all this road-worthy hardware rides on painted and capped wheels. which spin pliable 8. 50-14 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls. INTERIORTake a look inside this coupe and you'll find a mostly-original Gray and White interior that sports enough room to haul the whole family in comfort! Wide bench seats prop piped and stitched vinyl under fresh centerpieces. In front of those seats. a Frost White dash hangs a crack-free pad over a correct AM radio and stylish. pushbutton transmission controls. That dash and seat combo is framed by rich carpet. textured door panels. chrome pillar covers and a white headliner that's stretched across polished roof bows. In front of the driver. a 2-tone steering wheel spins a chrome horn ring around an intricate DeSoto logo. And behind the passengers. a virtually untouched trunk props an original jack and spare tire on an original mat. OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONA variety of original marketing materials. An original Owner's ManualAn original Service CertificateTwo original key tagsA March. 2014 photo of the car with its only ownerThis classy DeSoto is a super cool cruiser that's easy to imagine as the focal point of a cross-country road trip. With its burly V8. tailored interior and dramatic styling. it represents the pinnacle of American design and manufacturing dominance. If you're looking for a top-notch classic that'll draw a crowd wherever it goes. your search is officially over! About this auction & rk motors charlotte Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close . NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. as this would be unfair to the other bidders. so please don't ask! Each and every one of these cars is listed on eBay. but only one sale. on average per month. actually occurs on eBay. If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (781)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company. the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues. our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase. For international buyers. note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Gregory can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. A common question we receive is: "do you accept trades"? We do accept trades. but will only consider #1 or #2 condition vehicles. If you would like us to review a trade. please send recent. high resolution pictures of the entire car. including the underside. Also send a detailed description which includes all specifications. facts. figures. history and documentation present with the car. Lastly. give us a clear idea of what you are seeking in trade value. If you are a MyClassicGarage user. you can send us an Evaluation file for review. Our MCG virtual garage name is: RK Motors Charlotte. Email information and pictures on your trade directly to Donald Berard. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. Our 60. 00 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. and. more importantly. see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars! In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte. NC. the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40. 00 sqf facility in Mooresville. NC. which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards. Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and. our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures! Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. For general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. RKM Performance Center Heated paint booth Sanding room Mixing room Sandblasting cabinet Interior shop Metal fabrication shop 10 two post lifts Alignment rack Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 781-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269