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Greg P.
Posted 2018-05-10 2:15 PM (#563101)
Subject: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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It's a little hard to tell the details of condition, but it looks like a decent car at that price ($8500)

https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/dodgechryslerplymouthde-soto...



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firedome
Posted 2018-05-10 6:37 PM (#563115 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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We'll find out... going to check it out, it's 20 min from me !

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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-05-11 10:13 AM (#563135 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Let us know what you see! She looks good in the photos.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-11 10:48 AM (#563143 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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someone is probably plotting ninja'ing that right now for that price

that price is great
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-11 11:31 AM (#563144 - in reply to #563143)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Gone.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-11 1:12 PM (#563154 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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hah someone ninjad... for that price i expected it to turn into pit bull fight... Or the owners were like "holy hell Jimmy, weve gotten 100 calls on this, pull it and up the price!"..
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firedome
Posted 2018-05-11 2:46 PM (#563162 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Sold... to me... I got lucky, right time, right place, right price (lower than ad)!
Really missed my previous '58 DeSoto 4 dr Sportsman, so now she has a successor.
All that's needed now is to arrange the roll-back pickup. Car's better than advertised,
the ad was super brief with few details, but turns out to be a Santa Clara CA car with
80k miles and a complete 361/TF drivetrain rebuild less than 1000 mi ago. She runs
and sounds super sweet. I'm over the moon about my good fortune for this lucky find!
Anyone want a good '59 sedan from Kansas... cheap! LOL

BTW the seller said some Aussie called him up near midnight, he was not happy about that!
He couldn't wait to take the ad down, he was getting bugged by so many calls.

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matt
Posted 2018-05-11 3:42 PM (#563164 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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Great deal you got. And a nice car aswell.
Is there a topic with your 59 Desoto?
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christine-lover
Posted 2018-05-11 3:43 PM (#563165 - in reply to #563162)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Wow, keep us posted with the car. Good luck!
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matt
Posted 2018-05-11 3:57 PM (#563168 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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Roger i found your topic with your 59.
What price do you have in mind for that car?
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bbrasse1
Posted 2018-05-11 5:33 PM (#563178 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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Nice snag on a great car!
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-11 6:37 PM (#563185 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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stole it... hah like last month dudes neighbor sold him a 57 fury zero rust for 1500$!
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firedome
Posted 2018-05-11 6:53 PM (#563190 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Thanks all... Matt - PM me if interested with your eMail, I can send lots of pics.
I've sold 3 cars to Sweden, I am of Swedish ancestry myself (Goteborg) after all!
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2018-05-11 10:36 PM (#563200 - in reply to #563190)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Fantastic, Roger!  What a deal!  Takes the sting from selling your Windsor - I am very happy for you!

 

The full bumper guard set + fender ornaments + two-tone steering wheel + ???  This is a total dandy! 

The best deal I've seen in years.  YEARS!  Y - E - A - R - S !!!!

 



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dlyle
Posted 2018-05-12 12:10 AM (#563211 - in reply to #563162)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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firedome - 2018-05-11 11:46 AM

but turns out to be a Santa Clara CA


I'm 20 minutes away from Santa Clara. Are you saying it was bought there? If so where?
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-05-12 6:34 AM (#563221 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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Great pick up Roger , I was the first caller so I believe and I was that midnight caller . It was actually 11pm , I would have bought it and paid paypal on the spot , but the guys wife started squealing and then he cracked it with me . If someone rang me at 3am to buy a car I would sell to them . I have to beg people to buy cars over here and give them away . Cant believe the attitude . I got the impression he wasn't going to sell it to me me after calling late, as he did say call again in the morning , but I doubt he meant it . As he said I don't think I can sell it to someone overseas , because in his mind it would be all too hard . I would have swooped it up as this definitely looked to be a west coast car by the looks . I studied every detail and a lot of things looked better the more I looked . Well optioned also with the roof package set , deluxe steering wheel (was green though) , fender ornaments , rear bumper guards , front bumper guards , dual ashtrays and 7 button radio I think also . You did well , that was a steal at even 8500 .
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-12 8:17 AM (#563223 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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cant believe you talked him down from that price... were you a used car salesman in your previous life? guy obviously just wanted it gone

Still not the best deal ive seen. 57 fury in good shape no rust 1500$(wife was clearing garage out, neighbor got it) and two 57 New Yorkers 2dr hts(no rust but projects/apart) with tons of nos parts for 2500$...(another old man wanting it gone no matter what)
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Posted 2018-05-12 8:37 AM (#563225 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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What is "Grand Theft" in legal terms,, HAhaha

What a Steal.. Congrats
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matt
Posted 2018-05-12 11:38 AM (#563232 - in reply to #563190)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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firedome
Posted 2018-05-12 2:39 PM (#563240 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Thanks all -
Mike - it'd look cool sitting next to your red '58 FireFlite convert! Don't think I'd drive it that far though! With health issues I couldn't go on to get the Windsor back on the road, but this one's already there, thankfully.

Doug - 20 minutes from Endicott NY, car came from Santa Clara County CA, still has a sticker on the bumper. I hope to find who the selling dealer was.

James - the bottom of the steering wheel is still green, because the car was originally Willow Green, quite unusual for a 2 dr hardtop. Looking forward to further interpreting the data plate.

I actually would have preferred that color, and a 4 dr hardtop (weird, I know!) too, but I'm not complaining. Actually if I had the bucks I'd put it back to all original, except brakes etc. but given circumstances that's not likely, unless I win the lottery, guess I better start playing!

The entire ad was basically: "1958 Desoto Firedome, runs, rolls, drives. Needs restoration". You could tell he wasn't a real FL guy, the ad didn't exactly inspire confidence... I think I would have mentioned California car, at least!

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firedome
Posted 2018-05-12 3:10 PM (#563243 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Anyone wanna trade a super nice Sportsman Sedan for this? LOL
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-05-13 8:34 AM (#563284 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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It sounds like you will sell the Desoto if someone wants it ? Feel free to Contact me if you do decide you may want to part with it . If not I understand .
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Posted 2018-05-13 12:18 PM (#563293 - in reply to #563284)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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A guy came to me years ago with a 58 4HT .... don't remember if it was
a Sweep or Dome, looking for direction on parts and tech help. The car was
a stunning original willow green and black !

We talked on the phone here and there, and he'd come get bits from me,
but it was some time before I saw the car again. When I did - and although
he did not paint it "Compensatory Red" and white, He did paint over that
awesome color combo with "Regret Blue" and white.

Would have been the perfect trade you are looking for !
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firedome
Posted 2018-05-13 4:53 PM (#563308 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Willow and Black - Wow! That's a great combo! Think this one was Willow body & Spruce Green Iridescent (medium metallic green) top & sweep, another great combo!

James, the only way I'd part with this car is to do a direct trade for an equally nice or better rust-free 57/58 4 dr hardtop in a color I like and features I want delivered to my door. Colors I prefer are classic late '50 pastels... pink, lavender, pale yellow, turquoise, &c.
Otherwise someone will have to buy this car from my widow !
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-05-13 9:37 PM (#563318 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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Roger , I guess lets all keep looking for that car you are looking for and if you or we do find it , I will happily be there to buy your car so the money is there . If it all doesn't work out its cool , just keep me in mind either way . If not enjoy the car as its a beauty , and willow green is my preferred colour as not many survive in that colour . For some inspiration I will upload a photo of a willow green car , (even if its a firesweep this one)

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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-05-13 11:09 PM (#563321 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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darn that color is nice...





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firedome
Posted 2018-05-14 9:47 AM (#563339 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Here's a convert in the reverse color scheme as mine came with which was light Willow body, Spruce top and sweep).
This gorgeous 'vert has a Spruce Green Iridescent (metallic) body, and a Willow Green sweep... what a car!
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firedome
Posted 2018-05-14 9:52 AM (#563340 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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pic of Spruce/Willow '58 convert:



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FINS!
Posted 2018-05-16 12:40 PM (#563512 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY


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That was a nice score on this car. I've got a Firedome 4dr ht that is the same colors as that convertible. It's in sorry condition
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firedome
Posted 2018-05-16 2:59 PM (#563523 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Decoding the data plate code XJX , the factory colors were , not the Spruce-Willow combo, but, according to it, Pearl White Body with French Turquoise Iridescent top and side sweep. But looking under gaskets and trim, it appears actual colors as delivered were: body in French Turquoise (which I mistook for Spruce metallic), and top and sweep in White. Either way a beautiful combo, and kinda wish it still were those colors, though most would, no doubt, prefer the present red & white. It is shining up nicely so far.

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-16 3:08 PM (#563524 - in reply to #563523)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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XJX has just been discussed in another thread:

"XJX means French Turquoise body with white roof and insert, as per the paint chip text."

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=20263&...



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-05-16 11:34 PM (#563551 - in reply to #563524)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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I had a car identical to the one in this last photo in the early 90's.
It sold to a guy in Canada when I bought the Fireflite convertible.
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Greg P.
Posted 2018-05-17 9:59 AM (#563563 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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XJX is:

X = Upper (Roof) - Pearl White
J = Lower (Body) - French Turquoise
X = Sweep - Pearl White

In my opinion, this is the best color combination available for that model. If it were mine, I would not hesitate to return it to this color. While the red/white may appeal to many, I have most recently seen cars with period colors such as the turquoise and white draw the most interest.



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firedome
Posted 2018-05-17 2:23 PM (#563576 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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Love that original color combo... where'd I put that scratch off!??

<--- BTW for you newbies, this is the 4 dr hardtop 'Sweep I had about 10 yrs ago, my former avatar that old timers will no doubt remember. After my '57 Sport Sub and before my '58 Windsor.

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christine-lover
Posted 2018-05-17 5:59 PM (#563585 - in reply to #563101)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Firedome 2dr ht - $8500 - Upstate NY



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That French Turquoise is a great color. Good luck with the car!
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