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Incredible all original 58 Desoto Fireflite Coupe w/30k miles; Ebay
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drosera88
Posted 2019-06-10 4:28 AM (#583190)
Subject: Incredible all original 58 Desoto Fireflite Coupe w/30k miles; Ebay



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Wow. This thing is incredible looking. Looks like a car that's maybe just 10 years old. Says it was bought from a widow in 1980 with only 19k miles on it. Was stored inside it's entire life. Power seats. Great interior and exterior colors. Good luck finding something like this again. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333227881253

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-10 3:06 PM (#583222 - in reply to #583190)
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That's a great find. I would jump on it if I didn't already have my DeSoto, and had the cash on hand.
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ABloch
Posted 2019-06-10 6:20 PM (#583238 - in reply to #583190)
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Gorgeous!
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bbrasse1
Posted 2019-06-10 7:08 PM (#583242 - in reply to #583190)
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Really nice Fireflite !!!
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imopar380
Posted 2019-06-10 7:19 PM (#583246 - in reply to #583238)
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Nice car. Look closely and you'll notice a lot of soiling on the interior, carpets etc. It would take maybe half a day of TLC to clean it up, steam clean the carpets, and make it look a whole lot nicer. I'm a bit OCD on those kinds of details myself, so I notice them.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-06-10 9:29 PM (#583257 - in reply to #583246)
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That's a dandy!  Carpets look replacement to me.  Great car, great colors!

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fc7_plumcrazy
Posted 2019-06-11 5:18 PM (#583291 - in reply to #583190)
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it looks very nice but it it really original paint?
the white inserts in the front should be painted metal but to me it looks like as if there would be no inserts?
Maybe I am wrong.

Carsten
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drosera88
Posted 2019-06-11 8:19 PM (#583310 - in reply to #583291)
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fc7_plumcrazy - 2019-06-11 4:18 PM it looks very nice but it it really original paint? the white inserts in the front should be painted metal but to me it looks like as if there would be no inserts? Maybe I am wrong. Carsten

I always thought the sweep was just painted onto the car with trim hiding the edges, but I'm not sure. I know spring specials used an insert though. 

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-11 8:27 PM (#583311 - in reply to #583190)
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He's referring to the front fenders. There is an insert on the front fenders only that is painted the sweep color, to avoid having to paint the fenders 2 different colors.

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60 Imp
Posted 2019-06-14 8:55 AM (#583417 - in reply to #583190)
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$27k, 2 days to go. Steve
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57burb
Posted 2019-06-14 9:14 AM (#583418 - in reply to #583417)
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Incredible. I am certain that '57 Desotos used a painted insert, but not sure about the '58s. And I don't see an angle that definitively shows it without a painted insert. Fine automobile!
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-06-14 9:52 AM (#583420 - in reply to #583190)
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The '58's had them as well. Mine have them.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-06-14 1:02 PM (#583431 - in reply to #583311)
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drosera88 - 2019-06-11 5:19 PM

fc7_plumcrazy - 2019-06-11 4:18 PM it looks very nice but it it really original paint? the white inserts in the front should be painted metal but to me it looks like as if there would be no inserts? Maybe I am wrong. Carsten


I always thought the sweep was just painted onto the car with trim hiding the edges, but I'm not sure. I know spring specials used an insert though.


Powerflite - 2019-06-11 5:27 PM
He's referring to the front fenders. There is an insert on the front fenders only that is painted the sweep color, to avoid having to paint the fenders 2 different colors.


I agree with Nathan. I know the 56 Dodges had an insert ("cap") for the saddle colour at the upper rear of the fender - so the fender shop could paint up fenders in the lower colour(s) and not have to worry about the saddle paint. When the car came down the line, somebody picked the two fenders and two inserts/caps to match the rest of the car's colour scheme. Clever. Both time and cost savings.

Here are two photos of the fender cap used on a 56 Dodge (photos courtesy of DepsilonD)



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