1955 DeSoto Firedome 8

Sportsman Two-Door Hardtop

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    164
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

  • Single ownership since approximately 1990, in the collection of a well-known Swedish collector
  • Very well preserved, with impressive attention to detail throughout, including in the engine bay, having benefitted from a concours-quality restoration completed in 1995
  • Won multiple Power Meet awards in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland
  • On display for the past 15 years in the Engine and Nostalgia Museum in Gr√§ngesberg, Sweden, where it was regularly started up
  • Finished in factory-correct two-tone Dolphin Blue and Surf White over a blue interior
  • First year for the wraparound windshield and lower, longer, wider body
  • Powered by a 291 cu.-in. V-8 engine paired with a PowerFlite automatic transmission
  • Equipped from the factory with power steering, power brakes, Oriflow shock absorbers, push-button radio, electric clock, and adjustable-speed electric windshield wipers
  • Rides on wide whitewall tires mounted to steel wheels with full covers
  • Includes full-size spare, period shop manual, marketing brochure, magazine articles, and award trophies

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