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Engine
Inline 6
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Manual
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VIN
505199

Description

100 HP, 218 cid, L-Head In-Line 6-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. SD5119; Body No. SO-1345-DL Taking a cue from General Motors in naming their cars after great explorers, the Chrysler Corporation had introduced the new DeSoto line for the 1929 model year. Even with a sour economy, this line of cars soon developed a loyal following. Placed market-wise between the Dodge and...

100 HP, 218 cid, L-Head In-Line 6-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Engine No. SD5119; Body No. SO-1345-DL Taking a cue from General Motors in naming their cars after great explorers, the Chrysler Corporation had introduced the new DeSoto line for the 1929 model year. Even with a sour economy, this line of cars soon developed a loyal following. Placed market-wise between the Dodge and Chrysler lines it was fairly successful early on. For 1933 continued improvements to these car was seen with a double-drop "X" frame, new Floating Power engine mounts and a new Automatic Vacuum Clutch. But something else DeSoto had that many cars seemed lacking in this price range was pure style. With full, more stream-lined looks, these cars were distinctive. Never shy about the use of chrome, the SD series was more lavish than ever. But 1933 was the height of the depression and new car sales were at their lowest since the early 1920's, with just 22,736 units produced that year. Most popular in the lineup was the Deluxe Four Door sedan with 8,133 examples being produced. This sharp looking car is finished in gloss black with tan cloth interior that looks much like it must have when new nearly 80 years ago. This is an extremely well appointed car with a rare original radio, recirculating hot-water heater, enclosed dual side-mount spare tires and wide whitewall tires. With all four doors hinged to the rears, it allows limousine-like ease when entering and exiting. It appears to have had a fairly extensive cosmetic restoration a number of years ago and a little freshening would make this car a real head-turner. Several design features that should not be over-looked include the unique headlights, exclusive to the Deluxe line, plus the dashboard with its ornate gauge package. This DeSoto is a favorite in the collection and it will be a favorite in yours.

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