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Edmonton Alberta Canada

© 2020 by Franklin Auction Co Ltd.

1955 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible

Lot #: 

343

Style:

2 Door

Convertible

Interior:

White leather

Exterior:

Jamaica Bronze/Surf White

Odometer:

Transmission: 

Automatic

Vehicle Condition

Brakes

Good

Chassis:

Good

Wiring:

Interior:

Good

Good

Engine: 

Transmission: 

Good

Good

Body:

Good

Paint:

Good

Alberta Registered
Highlights
  • In wonderful condition. 

  • Rare & desirable; one of only 775 built. 

  • First production year of the Desoto Fireflite

  • Formerly part of the S. Truett Cathy Collection (founder of Chick-Fil-A restaurants)

  • An older restoration that presents incredibly well. 

  • 291CI 200HP HEMI V8 engine

  • Gorgeous color combination

  • $6200 spent on service work that was performed by a Marque specialist

  • The perfect DeSoto Fireflite Convertible to drive and enjoy

  • Performs wonderfully

  • A Collector’s dream

Options include:

  • “Power-Flite” Automatic transmission with “Flite-Control” shift on dashboard

  • Power convertible top

  • Power steering

  • Power brakes

  • Dual Exhaust

  • AM Radio

  • Whitewall tires

 

Desoto introduced the Fireflite to market in 1955 as the company’s flagship model.  Dramatic new styling was part of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” with a lower front hood scoop and a separately mounted hood ornament.  The grille now featured floating running lights at the end and the bumper guards were integrated as part of the grille “teeth”.  Larger tail-lights were placed at the rear with a reshaped bumper that was molded to mimic the shape of the body.