1957 Desoto Fireflite
Convertible Car for sale by Daniel Schmitt and Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri 63074
Daniel Schmitt and Co.
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
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1957 Desoto Fireflite $69,900
Rare and desirable 1955 Fireflite Convertible
One of only 775 built
Formerly part of the S. Truett Cathy collection (founder of Chick-Fil-A restaurants)
An older restoration that presents incredibly well
First production year DeSoto Fireflite
291ci 200 hp hemi V8 engine
Gorgeous color combination
$6,200 recently spent on service work that was performed by a marque specialist
“Power-Flite” automatic transmission with “Flite-Control” shift on dashboard
Power convertible top
The perfect DeSoto Fireflite convertible to drive and enjoy
A collector’s dream!
Desoto introduced the Fireflite to market in 1955 as the company’s flagship model. Dramatic new styling was part of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” with a lower front hood scoop and a separately mounted hood ornament. The grille now featured floating running lights at the ends and the bumper guards were integrated as part of the grille “teeth.” Larger tail lights were placed at the rear with a reshaped bumper that was molded to mimic the shape of the body and accentuated to the new incredibly stylish appearance. Power for all 1955 DeSoto models was centered on the newly enlarged HEMI V8, now displacing 291ci over the 276 version featured in the 1954 models. While the new power plant was featured in all 1955 DeSoto models, the Fireflite was the only one to receive the early HEMI in S21 specification, with a four barrel carburetor that pushed out 200hp. DeSoto’s new flagship was available in four different configurations with the two-door convertible being the most stylish. Astonishingly, only 775 were built for 1955, making the Fireflite Convertible today one of the most sought after 50’s Classics from the Chrysler family.
The 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Jamaica Bronze Metallic over Surf White with a beautiful white leather interior and matching convertible top. This incredible motorcar was just recently released from a prominent collection and then over $6,200 was spent on a complete service to recommission this motorcar. This is a beautiful older restoration that still presents very well, and although the paint is showing some age the slight patina only adds to the charm. We are proud to offer this investment-grade Fireflite Convertible to the most astute investor or collector who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great American marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or email@example.com for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
Trades welcome! Financing available! Please visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
1957 Desoto Fireflite Specifications
Classic Car ID100959547
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorJamaica Bronze/Surf White
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