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1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible
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Firedome-TX
Posted 2020-02-04 4:48 PM (#593807)
Subject: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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For Sale:

1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible

In etch primer after plastic media blasting. Began doing bodywork in 2006 and the project stalled. I drove this car from 1996 until I pulled it into the garage to finally do what really needed to be done and bring her back to her former glory. Interior and trim were removed and placed to the side. She needs a new home and new caretaker. There is a thread on this car in "Member's rides" section of the Forums which has quite a bit about her history and how she was a mild custom as far back as I could find. As she sits now there are only 7 of this model left and she needs a full rebuild. Comes with a full floor and trunk from Big M and a 2Dr hardtop 57 Firedome parts car.

Asking $35k

Here are links to a bunch of current and older photos:

Current photos from 2020:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/hBpuskY73tYf7bGDA

Old photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EBYSUFoVyMYFXxTz7

Parts Car:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HpVXS4FS45AXqBQB9

Please PM if you have any questions or interest. Thank you.




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Firedome-TX
Posted 2020-03-06 3:52 PM (#595321 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Just to add to this ad. I do have the clear blue Texas title in my name and will assist where i can to help with transport to the next owner. I would really like to find someone on the board to sell this to, and hopefully I don't have to go beyond the FL community, but she needs a new home.

Here is also a link to my "Members Rides" thread that I started in 2014: 1957 DeSoto Firedome Convertible - The "Glide"
http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=53174&...

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
-Clif

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w.weiland
Posted 2020-03-08 9:29 AM (#595393 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible


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Hey Clif

my offer still stands.
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moparsteve
Posted 2020-03-10 12:16 PM (#595463 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible


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look i know desoto convs. are rare.. even with it's time being "the glide".... there just may be only 7 left with colors and options.. but 35k for a car

needing full restoration..good grief man!!!! it's not an adventurer!! does it have the "desotomatic" clock?
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57burb
Posted 2020-03-10 5:52 PM (#595481 - in reply to #595463)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Well a 1957 Desoto convertible is one of VERY few cars that you can realistically "fully restore" and still come out dollars ahead.

Personally I think the price is pretty close here, but if you disagree, make the owner what you think is a better offer and let's see what happens!
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Firedome-TX
Posted 2020-03-16 6:23 PM (#595652 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Fyi...it does come with a desotomatic clock.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Lcp1XjYvmVsJXLxA6
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StillOutThere
Posted 2020-03-16 10:00 PM (#595655 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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A seller has to start his pricing somewhere. I don't think the ask on this car is at all out of reason. And I saw the car before it started restoration. Have we forgotten "You can always come down on price, but you can never go back up".
Its really easy to criticize price when you've never seen a car in person. But when selling something, you never start out low either. You start high thinking someone somewhere might possibly be interested at that price.
The idea of MAKE an OFFER is always on the table unless seller has stated something like "Firm". And that wording is quite rare.
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The Adventurer
Posted 2020-03-16 11:58 PM (#595661 - in reply to #595652)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Thats a 55 56 clock , not a 57 type . The 57 58 type is a Benrus FA-14 model
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Firedome-TX
Posted 2020-03-18 8:59 AM (#595712 - in reply to #595661)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Thanks for the info about the clock. It will still go with the car and maybe next owner can use to trade for the 57-58 version.
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Firedome-TX
Posted 2020-05-11 12:54 PM (#598084 - in reply to #593807)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Firedome Convertible



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Hi Forward Look folks,

I still have my 1957 convertible and have decided to lower the price to USD $30k. Please let me know if you have an interest in it.

Hope everyone is doing well!

-Clif

Edited by Firedome-TX 2020-05-11 12:55 PM
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