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For sale on Craigslist: 1956 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Door Hardtop in Pasadena, TX  -  $25,000  -  Call or text George:  832 879 07 one five

 

Link: https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/pasadena-1956-desoto-adventurer/7267282410.html

 

Seller's Description:

1956 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Door Hardtop

  • condition: fair
  • odometer: 73000
  • paint color: white
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic
  • title status: clean

Offered is a DEAD/RUSTED 1956 DeSoto Adventurer.

  • It ran well when parked but has not been started in years. I frequently put a little oil in the carburetors and turned the engine by hand. It turns freely.
  • The rust is not Michigan rust where the frame and floors are gone. It is lower body panels that need replacing/repairing. The underside is good.
  • The worse part is the lower trunk lip but I have a replacement in good condition.
  • Only 996 Adventurers were built in a 2 week run. It clocked the fastest speed of any stock 1956 automobile at 142 mph powered by it unique 341 2x4 hemi, It has power steering, power brakes and automatic transmission
  • It is fitted with an underdash a/c unit.
  • Haggerty list values #1 $93,000 #2 $63,000 #3 35,000 #4 27,500.
  • Only about 30 are known.
  • I am an old man who feels the time has come to pass it to a better caretaker. I am aware of all the "scam" gimmicks so do not even try.
  • I have a clear Texas title in my name.

Should you wish to buy the car it is for sale. If your objective is just to mess with me I really would appreciate you not calling.

 

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The motor is a big chunk of the value. A few pictures showing the complete engine bay would help. Great car, one sat in a field in Boise for years. Had old racing stickers on the windows. Was told the motor was in a guys basement in Twin Falls. Then the car was gone. Maybe it was put back together?

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Why is the body so high off the wheels? Seller implies there's a motor, but it doesn't look like it.

Those Hagerty numbers are crazy. Old Cars Guide values are about half.

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I think the seller only aired up the side that he took pictures of.

I see his air hose still laying there.

The WD-40 and step ladder are a good touch.

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2 hours ago, SparkEE said:

There appear to be jack stands under the car. 

Good eye. 

It's rotting in the driveway, but at least the tires won't have flat spots.

 

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