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29 DeSoto Rumble Seat Roadster just pulled from storage since 1952.

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 I just pulled my 29 DeSoto roadster out of long term storage. Parked it in 52. Still has the 52 plates on the car along with a 53 inspection sticker on the window. It held up pretty well considering it has not moved for 65 years. The car drove into storage under it's own power and ran perfect. I'm pretty sure it will run fine again. The frame is still solid. Running boards and rockers need to be replaced and lower areas of front fenders will have to be patched. I may have good running boards, rockers and fenders in storage but until I find those parts, I can not promise them. Please check my post under "Cars for Sale" as the old car list updates from time to time. I will post photos soon. Most likely the only fully original unrestored barn find 29 DeSoto roadster to exist.

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On 11/26/2017 at 5:22 AM, knobless said:

Any pictures??

 

  Sure. Just as it came out of hiding for 65 years. Frame is solid. Running boards and rockers are available. I may have a solid set in storage. Car is totally restorable and was an excellent running and driving car when we put it in the barn. Five known to still exist and this makes number six. These photos are just after I gave the car a good bath. All the chrome along with the rest of the car was coated with cosmoline when it was parked which helped preserve the car.

 

 

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On 29/11/2017 at 7:33 AM, RICHELIEUMOTORCAR said:

Five known to still exist and this makes number six

Does that include the one in New Zealand?

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4 hours ago, Spinneyhill said:

Does that include the one in New Zealand?

  Oh gee I don't know. I am going by what I was told some time back by at least several DeSoto club members at their national meet. Now all of a sudden, everyone seems to have one or know of one. The same guys told me there were only four 32 DeSoto roadsters left plus my 32 which made five, then, I was told about another one. OK, maybe there could be another one or two? Maybe there are 10 left? However we look at the overall picture, it's a very limited number. I have more DeSotos for those who are interested including a 29 touring car which must be really rare but I'm sure someone here must have one.

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19 minutes ago, RICHELIEUMOTORCAR said:

The roadster is still available. I also have the same first year DeSoto but an open touring model available, a really rare machine.

When do we get to see the touring photos?

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2 hours ago, keiser31 said:

When do we get to see the touring photos?

 Check my comment just above on December 15th, where I said, another open body rare DeSoto will be available "after this one moves". This one is still here. As soon as it sells, the touring will come out into the sunlight for first time photos. Are you interested in buying the roadster or the touring?

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2 hours ago, RICHELIEUMOTORCAR said:

 Check my comment just above on December 15th, where I said, another open body rare DeSoto will be available "after this one moves". This one is still here. As soon as it sells, the touring will come out into the sunlight for first time photos. Are you interested in buying the roadster or the touring?

I just thought that since you mentioned the touring car, others may want to see photos of it.

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I am always interested in buying one of these rare beasts. The tough part is getting the funds in order to do so.

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On 3/9/2018 at 12:16 PM, Mars said:

Where and what price?

 Cars are in a barn in Upstate New York countyside. I am slowly bringing a few at a time down to my shop in New Jersey where I can start cleaning them up and attempt to get some of them running again. Asking 8k for the roadster. I think that figure is very fair but of course, there is room to talk a little on the price.

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A few things I did on the DeSoto roadster. The main thing is after sitting for 65 years, I hooked up a good battery, pulled the plugs, cleaned them lightly, pulled the cap and rotor off and lightly cleaned them, checked the oil which was full and still clean, filled the fuel bowl with fresh gas, engaged the starter and she fired up and runs just as I knew she would! I even have the original keys with the key tags. Drivetrain is fine. I also lightly sanded down the entire body and applied just a light coat of rust remove/primer/sealer so we can get a better look at the body. The price is still the same at 8k and more than fair, now even more so after seeing the old roadster fire up.:D

 

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