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1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer
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Posted 2014-09-05 11:06 AM (#455302)
Subject: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeSoto-Firedome-Sportsman-Deluxe-Rare-Hardt...

1957 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop. Original Matching Hemi V8 Engine. Starts right up every time. PowerFlite Push-Button Automatic Transmission. Power Steering. Power Brakes. Beautiful Two-Tone Factory Colors: Turquiose/White. Excellent Original Upholstery in co-ordinating Turquoise color. All Original Green Tinted Glass in excellent condition. Gorgeous Chrome-ribbed Headliner. All exterior Chrome Trim, Emblems, Chrome Letters, etc. are complete and intact. Strong Original Undercarriage including Floors. Excellent Tires with Original jack and spare in trunk. All Lights and signals work properly. One of Virgil Exner's most exciting Space-Age Designs ever. Hard to find, untouched, correct, original example. Please e-mail for phone number if any further details are needed. Please Bid with Confidence. Thank You.



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57desoto
Posted 2014-09-05 5:01 PM (#455322 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Nice car, but it doesn't have a Powerflite transmission as stated (but has a torqueflite). I also don't believe the interior is original, as stated. That style of cloth is correct for a Firedome sedan, but not for a 4-dr HT. Not trying to knock a great car, but you can't always believe what you read... I only point this out because of seller's statement "hard to find, correct, original example". I won't even mention the air cleaner, etc.
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58wedge
Posted 2014-09-06 5:16 AM (#455369 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer


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The trunklid is also from a 58 you see the holes after the 58 emblem, org thats theQ
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soiouz
Posted 2014-09-06 9:34 AM (#455377 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: RE: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Looks like it is sold already.
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firedome
Posted 2014-09-06 2:22 PM (#455399 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Ed, I know the sedans and hardtops had different upholstery & patterns, same with my Windsor, but did Mopar ever swap em around, like if they ran short or something? I know the hrdtp front seat had the step down in the seat back, but it'd be easy enough to substitute one for the other if they needed to at the factory... I can see this happening from time to time?
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57desoto
Posted 2014-09-06 4:59 PM (#455412 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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I can't say anything "for sure", because strange things happened at the factory, certainly. The normal seat pattern for a 4-door sedan, for example, should be codes 501, 502, or 503. That's ALL. My very OWN sedan, though, shows a factory cowl stamp code of 573. I think it should be a 513, but must be mis-stamped. I call the sedan pattern "chains", and THAT pattern is what was used in this 4-door hardtop (the green "chain" pattern is code 502). I don't know what the cowl stamp IS for this car, but I'd bet money it's 512, green cloth and vinyl. Here's what it SHOULD look like: http://1957desoto.150m.com/images/frontint_s25_intcode512.jpg

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Imp58Alpes
Posted 2014-09-07 12:47 PM (#455504 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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When I compare the interior to Ed's website, the broadcloth pattern seems to be oriented in the wrong direction too.
My Imperial had one interior trim piece of the wrong color, so who knows what could have happened at the factory... ?

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57desoto
Posted 2014-09-07 1:33 PM (#455506 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Yes, that's also correct -- the seat material was sewn in 90 degrees off of what is correct. Here's a picture of the correct orientation for comparison.



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The Adventurer
Posted 2014-09-07 6:55 PM (#455538 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: RE: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Have a good look at the car , there is rust creep everywhere , and bondo , and bad paint . The car at a glance looks ok until you have a close look , its a total shocker . The buyer may be bitterly disappointed in this car I think .
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57desoto
Posted 2020-03-10 6:07 AM (#595450 - in reply to #455302)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer



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Yes, that's it.
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22mafeja
Posted 2020-03-10 8:54 AM (#595455 - in reply to #595450)
Subject: Re: 1957 DeSoto Firedome 4dr hardtop $15500/offer


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Yes one picture of course lies more than thousand words but still....it looks pretty intact. Can you expect more than that for the money these days?
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