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Classic finned cars. 1956 DeSoto Sedan, V8 330 Hemi Firedome -Push Button Trans

133891 MILEAGE
Hemi 330ci; V8, 2bbl ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1956 DeSoto Firedome Description:

Vehicle Details

1956 DeSoto Classic Fin Car Runs/Driven in Hot August Nights - Firedome with a V8 330 Hemi. My decease youngest artist brother selected this car while I was in Afghanistan. This car is a Virgil Exner designed finned car. Bought as a close to original appearance restoration in 2011 for $10,000 from a family that kept the car ownership in their family until our purchase. The family restorer installed new seat covers in original vintage pattern and covered with see through plastic covers. I did 11 1/2 years deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan plus additional time in Kuwait. The car was bought to treat my family to Reno's Hot August Nights festival during my leave from my deployments. We drove the car in Hot August Night in 2011 and 2012: Approximately a total of 200 miles is all we drove the car. During 2013, in Afghanistan my insurance company changed carriers and because of limited communications my insurance was dropped. It was not until 2019 after my last deployment that the 1956 DeSoto was relicensed. During my deployments 3 family members died and my 3 car garage became full so I can no longer do my planned restoration and repairs. However, I did buy restoration and repair parts while deployed and the parts are included. Here is all I know about the car: The gas gauge does not work, I bought an after market sender that may work; it is included in the parts. I bought all new wheel cylinders and a master cylinder while deployed because the brakes were stuck after sitting. I occasionally had to pump the brakes . Included in the parts. I am not sure about the radio the car is missing an antenna. The chrome Firedome insignias are in the parts included, the restorer we bought the car from did not install the insignias and did not drill two additional holes for each insignia; therefore, the restorer did not install them. New starter installed. Old operating starter will be include in the parts. I bought a new battery about a year ago. The oil and filter was just changed. The driver door glass is cracked in the upper corner. I have located and ordered a new front glass and will provide the new glass with the parts. Body: Trunk was under coated when I purchased the car. I did one small patch plus bought a trunk floor pan when I first bought the car included in the parts. The car does have electric fuel pumps because when bought it vapor locked. There are a couple paint chips in the front passenger door and very minor seam rust inside 3 doors. Has a very minor transmission leak. New rebuild kit in extra parts. The instrument cluster area has pitted chrome. i believe only one chrome strip is missing below the gauges; metal tape is used in its place, This is all I know about the car. Car and parts are sold as is.


Item location:Reno, Nevada, United States
Color:Two Tone Red/White
Interior color:Tan headliner Original Pattern seat cover
Engine:Hemi 330ci; V8, 2bbl
Drive side:Left-Hand Drive
Vehicle Title:Clean