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57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-10-20 10:05 AM (#632410)
Subject: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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Might be okay

https://www.allcollectorcars.com/classic-car-auctions/vehicles/1957-...



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Mike McCandless
Posted 2023-10-20 11:07 AM (#632411 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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This was the car sold at broad arrow pebble beach.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2023-10-20 12:13 PM (#632412 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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Wow-nice car. Looks like the reserve is roughly $100K.
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ronbo97
Posted 2023-10-20 3:03 PM (#632413 - in reply to #632412)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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"This hemi engine was an available option for the DeSoto Adventurer model Firesweep and was upfitted to this Firesweep in period correct fashion during the restoration. "

Word salad. Translated, it means that this is a 'built' car, rather than something that came off the assembly line. Also, they need to learn the meaning of the word 'restoration'.

But, hey, if this is your cup of tea, then go for it.

Ron

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Powerflite
Posted 2023-10-20 3:42 PM (#632414 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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This is most people's "cup of tea". You are in a very small minority to not appreciate a top line engine upgrade in the lowly Firesweep.
However, I seriously doubt there is $100K worth of value here. The seller is going to be waiting for a very long time at this price point. A heater delete Firesweep will never sell for that amount, no matter what engine it has in it.



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ronbo97
Posted 2023-10-20 4:36 PM (#632415 - in reply to #632414)
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Powerflite - 2023-10-20 3:42 PM This is most people's "cup of tea". You are in a very small minority to not appreciate a top line engine upgrade in the lowly Firesweep.

Are you sure about that ? Maybe you can show me your research to prove that. Or is that just an assumption on your part ?

Ron

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Powerflite
Posted 2023-10-20 4:40 PM (#632416 - in reply to #632410)
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We could hold a poll if you like.... But I stand by what I said.
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-10-20 6:07 PM (#632417 - in reply to #632411)
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Mike McCandless - 2023-10-20 8:07 AM
This was the car sold at broad arrow pebble beach.


Apparently sold at the 2023 Monterey Jet Center Auction for $84K.

https://www.broadarrowauctions.com/vehicles/jc23_065/1957-desoto-fir...

https://cdn.dealeraccelerate.com/bagauction/9/1474/66186/1920x1440/1...





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jwheath68
Posted 2023-10-20 8:43 PM (#632419 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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That car was built as a resale project by Randy Guyer(bigtime 300 club collector) and some friends of his, somewhere on youTube they talk about it when Lou Costable is going through Randy's collection.
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2023-10-20 9:15 PM (#632420 - in reply to #632410)
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I looked the car over at that auction, I was there for the 300G convertible. Nice car, but widow fitment was terrible
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ronbo97
Posted 2023-10-20 9:52 PM (#632422 - in reply to #632419)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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jwheath68 - 2023-10-20 8:43 PM That car was built as a resale project by Randy Guyer(bigtime 300 club collector) and some friends of his, somewhere on youTube they talk about it when Lou Costable is going through Randy's collection.

Can you post the link to that show ? I never thought that Randy would build a one-of-none car just for resale. But I guess there's one way to find out...

Ron

Update: Yes, this was Randy's car at one point.

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ToMopar
Posted 2023-10-21 6:25 AM (#632424 - in reply to #632417)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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56D500boy - 2023-10-20 11:07 PM

Mike McCandless - 2023-10-20 8:07 AM
This was the car sold at broad arrow pebble beach.


Apparently sold at the 2023 Monterey Jet Center Auction for $84K.

https://www.broadarrowauctions.com/vehicles/jc23_065/1957-desoto-fir...




The motor comes from an Adventurer because its stamped S26A

its by the pictures a very good restauration and the result is a really nice car with nice color with an valuable motor,- but still an Firesweep
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ToMopar
Posted 2023-10-21 6:27 AM (#632425 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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But I looked in my personal database - the vehicle was already at BJ's in 2013 - according to my records, it was sold for $159,000 at that time





(1957 DeSoto Firesweep 2drht VIN 60017227 - 2013.01 Barrett-Jackson 2013 with 345hemi 000 sold for $159.000.jpg)



(1957 DeSoto Firesweep 2drht VIN 60017227 - 2013.01 Barrett-Jackson 2013 with 345hemi 021.jpg)



(1957 DeSoto Firesweep 2drht VIN 60017227 - 2013.01 Barrett-Jackson 2013 with 345hemi 022.jpg)



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22mafeja
Posted 2023-10-22 1:11 AM (#632432 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: RE: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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Unreal...love the engine /trans update. I think the rear side windows are just not completely closed...probably nothing wrong with the adjustments there..
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Mike McCandless
Posted 2023-10-22 8:24 AM (#632433 - in reply to #632432)
Subject: RE: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual


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22mafeja - 2023-10-22 1:11 AM

Unreal...love the engine /trans update. I think the rear side windows are just not completely closed...probably nothing wrong with the adjustments there..



When I saw it in CA, the passenger rear window was massively out of adjustment
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Viper Guy
Posted 2023-10-22 9:32 PM (#632445 - in reply to #632410)
Subject: Re: 57 Firesweep Sportsman with 345 2 x 4bbl Adventurer engine and 3 spd manual



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If the passenger rear window was out of adjustment, I would bet that it happened AFTER it left Smitty’s restoration shop. Knowing and working for Smitty (Bob Schmidt) when his shop was in Branson, MO, he would NEVER let that car out with a window alignment that wasn’t near perfect.

Edited by Viper Guy 2023-10-22 9:34 PM
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