1956 DeSoto Fireflite
I took delivery of this on 1.12.17. It's going to need some TLC but is a good solid car. Production records indicate this car was built in the Los Angeles plant with a build date of March 16th, 1956. It was then shipped on April 5th to dealer Art Frost of Glendale, California.
This DeSoto would have originally been White/Shell Pink but this pink is a bit brighter than the original Shell Pink. At some point I'll have it resprayed in the correct color.
I'll replace these exhaust tips with originals that I already have.
I'll have my work cut out for me fixing the interior. SMS has the correct fabrics for the seats. The current seats are not original but they were done to a high standard.....but maybe not with the best fabric.
That is a pink headliner which would have come with the car when new.
The only thing I've done to the car so far is to add the license plate frame and polish the back bumper and tail light lenses.
The exhaust tips above weren't correct so I installed a set of correct tips as seen below.
This DESOTOMATIC steering wheel clock was a neat accessory that was available on many Mopar cars. This one even works!