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For Sale - 1955? Desot Fire Flite Sportsman

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Bought old farm just north of Kansas City and Desoto was in the barn. I am interested in any who may have more info on this vehicle and also willing to sell to first reasonable offer. Has motor in it but not sure status of the motor, also body is in excellent shape with very little rust. Look forward to some insight on this vehicle. Have a great day!post-86597-143139086021_thumb.jpg

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1955 DeSoto Fireflite S-21....one of 10,313 made. Should have the 200 hp hemi engine in it.

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Wash it and get back to us with some fresh pictures. These are very pretty cars when properly presented For Sale.

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I think non members can post to the forum at desoto.org after registering. Another board for Forward Look cars is forwardlook.net which is free and has a buy/sell area.If you're on facebook, try the group: The Ultimate 1955 and 1956 DeSoto Group

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What would be an acceptable offer on this car? I was offered a little north of $3k. Is that fair offer to take? Not a car collector just looking to get it out of the barn for a fair price.

Thanks!

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I paid $5K for a '56 2 door hardtop in much worse shape. I'd say at least $5k if it runs. No reason it shouldn't run if it turns over. However, it may have been parked for a mechanical reason, or not. But it looks to be in good condition for an unrestored '55. Any rust around the lower body panels and underside?

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I paid $5K for a '56 2 door hardtop in much worse shape. I'd say at least $5k if it runs. No reason it shouldn't run if it turns over. However, it may have been parked for a mechanical reason, or not. But it looks to be in good condition for an unrestored '55. Any rust around the lower body panels and underside?

No rust, except for a few little specks on the rear driver quarter panel. I have until sunday to take him up his offer? It doesnt run and i do not have keys and the elderly woman whom i bought the place from said she misplaced the title quite a few years back when her husband passed.. Unless i get another offer over the 3800 by then i suspect i will just go ahead and sell it to him.

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There's something to be said in favor of a quick sell especially if you aren't particularly attached to the car. It's a nice one and anyone restoring it would do the engine anyway. The good condition of the steering wheel and upholstery are impressive. As is the rest of the car.

Tell the buyer to check out Stellar Restorations in Windom KS. They do good work with DeSotos.

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There's something to be said in favor of a quick sell especially if you aren't particularly attached to the car. It's a nice one and anyone restoring it would do the engine anyway. The good condition of the steering wheel and upholstery are impressive. As is the rest of the car.

Tell the buyer to check out Stellar Restorations in Windom KS. They do good work with DeSotos.

UPDATE:

After 4 weeks of promising his transporter was doing trying to line up a few more items to transport on the way to pick up my vehicle for him...the buyer fell through. So I will be reposting this vehile for sale againwith updated "out of the barn" photos.

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It would be worth your effort to clean it up a bit. It would be well worth your effort to get it to crank and drive which would get it into #4 territory where the prices are good. If the motor will turn by hand, change the oil and get some fuel to the carburetor. The condenser may be bad and it won't crank without a good one. I know of a '56 that cranked after sitting for over a decade.

2dr Hardtop #5 condition: $1500 #4 condition: $5625

#4 Fair: runs and drives OK but needs work throughout the vehicle. Body shows signs of wear or previous restoration work. Any rust should be minimal and not in any structural areas. Cosmetics, body, and mechanics all need work to some degree.

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'55 Fireflite is a 291 4bbl of 200 hp.

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It would be worth your effort to clean it up a bit. It would be well worth your effort to get it to crank and drive which would get it into #4 territory where the prices are good. If the motor will turn by hand, change the oil and get some fuel to the carburetor. The condenser may be bad and it won't crank without a good one. I know of a '56 that cranked after sitting for over a decade.

2dr Hardtop #5 condition: $1500 #4 condition: $5625

#4 Fair: runs and drives OK but needs work throughout the vehicle. Body shows signs of wear or previous restoration work. Any rust should be minimal and not in any structural areas. Cosmetics, body, and mechanics all need work to some degree.

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'55 Fireflite is a 291 4bbl of 200 hp.

Thanks William and to everyone who emailed me with questions/comments the car has been sold to Gas Monkey Garage. Thanks again these forums are geat.

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