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For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 5/8, 5/1, 4/28 & 3/29 Reduced


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For sale on Facebook: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop in Plano, IL  -  $11,900  -  Must be a member of Facebook to access Seller's contact information.

 

On 3/23, Seller reduced price to $11,500

On 3/29, Seller reduced price to $11,000

On 4/28, Seller reduced price to $10,500

On 5/1, Seller reduced price to $10,000

On 5/8, Seller reduced price to $9,999

 

Link: https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1956-DeSoto-Firedome-Seville

 

Seller's Description:

1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop

  • Driven 24,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Black
  • Interior color: Green

Running driving car. Drive as is or restore for show. Very rare car, has factory 330 Hemi motor.

No tire kickers no dreamers have your cash ready don’t waste your time or mine.

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive as is or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine

I like this. Any thoughts on the price and condition? My experience with cars like this is the photo flatters the car and up close it looks like it was painted with a brush.

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Under hood wiring has been redone in some places.  The light tan wiring looks like it’s a leftover from the rewire of an older car.  Still it has potential.

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On 3/17/2021 at 2:01 PM, The 55er said:

The stainless trim around the windshield and on the C pillars is missing. 

 

I didn't notice the trim around the windshield wasn't there and now I can't avoid noticing it. The C-pillar trim missing doesn't seem objectionable.

 

Any idea how hard is the windshield trim to source?

 

I'll preface this by saying I know nothing about this model: The car looks like a decent value if it is solid with original paint.

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The Firedome Seville was the lower trim line.  The chrome headlight rims and no fender ornaments are different from the Fireflite.  The interior was not fancy - not enough is shown to tell if it is correct or not. This one has the optional clock on top of the dash.  I had one of these cars some time back.  Very nice engine and transmission for the era.  Like any Mopar of the era, no steering feel at all - steering wheel feels as if not connected.  The windshield stainless may be the same as Chrysler as I believe the body is common.  The white face instruments are illegible in sunlight but that's not a big deal.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive as is or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 3/29 Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 3/29 Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 4/28 & 3/29 Reduced
10 minutes ago, CarNucopia said:

I DM’d the seller who sent me his cell phone #. I left a message which was not responded to.

 

Best wishes on the inquiries, CarNucopia. Keep trying...he'll get back to you. The '56 DeSoto two door ht is one of the best looking American cars of the 1950's, IMHO.

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14 hours ago, CarNucopia said:

I DM’d the seller who sent me his cell phone #. I left a message which was not responded to.

 

14 hours ago, JamesR said:

 

Keep trying...he'll get back to you. The '56 DeSoto two door ht is one of the best looking American cars of the 1950's, IMHO.

 

Reach out to Seller again. Maybe tell him you're seriously interested in the car.  Good luck!

 

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2 hours ago, CarNucopia said:

I reached out when this thread was first started. Now, other shinny objects have my attention. ☺️

 

Because the Seller never answered your inquiry, he will never know whether or not his car was "the one" for you!  This car could have been sold over six weeks ago.  

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 5/1, 4/28 & 3/29 Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Door Hardtop -"Drive or restore"- Plano, IL - Not Mine - 5/8, 5/1, 4/28 & 3/29 Reduced

I've heard that including 9's in a sales price attracts buyers; people perceive $9.99 as being a lot cheaper than $10. I'm pretty sure that would work better with toasters than old cars, but this seller doesn't seem to be on top of the "selling old cars" game in any case.

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On 4/29/2021 at 10:07 PM, CarNucopia said:

....Now, other shiny objects have my attention. ☺️

 

In the old days, I believe those objects were called "wampum." Just don't trade any land for them and you'll be OK. 😉

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3 hours ago, kingrudy said:

How does this work? The seller reduces the price by one dollar and that is supposed to get some one motivated to purchase this car. 

 

3 hours ago, suchan said:

I've heard that including 9's in a sales price attracts buyers; people perceive $9.99 as being a lot cheaper than $10.

 

We're right to be skeptical about a $1 price

reduction to $9999.  I've heard it said that a

price ending in 999 may catch someone searching

in a particular price range.

 

But we can think for ourselves, and know that

$9999 is not $9000.  It's really just $10,000 in

disguised form.

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