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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, HIGHLY-CORRECT CONVERTIBLE, 291 CI 255 HORSE HEMI, RARE!!

Sale price: $77,664.00 make an offer

Car location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: desoto
Model: FireFlite
Year: 1955
Type: convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 29,471
Engine: 291 hemi v8
Transmission: automatic
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, HIGHLY-CORRECT CONVERTIBLE, 291 CI 255 HORSE HEMI, RARE!!
  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, HIGHLY-CORRECT CONVERTIBLE, 291 CI 255 HORSE HEMI, RARE!!
  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, HIGHLY-CORRECT CONVERTIBLE, 291 CI 255 HORSE HEMI, RARE!!
  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, HIGHLY-CORRECT CONVERTIBLE, 291 CI 255 HORSE HEMI, RARE!!

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1955 DeSoto Fireflite
Stock #01464-ATL

1955 DeSoto Fireflite for Sale

Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International: (704) 598-2130
Toll-Free: (866) 542-8392
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International: (678) 279-1609
Toll-Free: (877) 367-1835
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International: (817) 764-8000
Toll-Free: (855) 877-2707
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email: sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE:   291 Hemi V8 (291 Hemi) BODY STYLE :   Convertible TRANSMISSION:  
2 Speed Automatic
EXTERIOR COLOR:   ODOMETER READING:   29471 INTERIOR COLOR :      

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

AM Radio. Leather Seats. Power Brakes. Power Convertible Top. Power Steering

SELLER REMARKS

You want A-list collectability? A future upside that allows you to both drive the car AND have it appreciate while you do it? How about big power in one of the most stylish packages of the decade? To top it all off. make it rare. like one of about 30 to remain. Yeah. that describes this incredible 1955 Desoto Fireflite convertible perfectly.


In the flamboyant '50s. excess was the norm. but Virgil Exner designed cars that stood out for being restrained and tasteful. Today. the "Styled for Tomorrow" Fireflite is the pinnacle of good taste and refinement in the 1950s. and even with the brilliant Carnival Red over Surf White paint scheme. it is still sophisticated. No expense was spared on the restoration of this important car. so fit and finish are typically well beyond anything Chrysler could achieve in the 1950s. with every detailed rendered in as-new condition. The toothy grille has been a favorite of customizers for decades. but never has it looked so good as in its original role on the Desoto. All the chrome was given show-quality refinishing so it glitters on the urethane paint surfaces. and all the stainless was polished.


The interior features interesting red and white leather seat covers that show minor wear but nail the original look. With black carpets and dash to anchor it. the interior proves that you don't need a two-seater to be sporty. The twin cockpit theme works extremely well in the Fireflite. with the driver treated to a complete set of recessed instruments that recall those of an aircraft (purely intentional) and a unique shifter that sticks out of the dash called "Flite Control. " Even more impressive is that everything works. including the clock and Wonder-bar AM radio. whose speaker lives on the passenger's side of the dash. The massive trunk shows how nice this car really is. with an original mat. full-sized spare. and beautifully fitted side panels. A white power convertible top with a plastic rear window is perhaps starting to show some age. but given how good this car looks with the top down. you'll only use it in emergencies anyway.


For Chrysler fans. there aren't many words more magical than "Hemi. and the 291 cubic inch Hemi V8 under the hood of the Desoto is the stuff that legends are made of. Living in a highly detailed engine bay. it looks like nothing else on the road in 1955. with those big valve covers with centrally-mounted spark plugs for maximum performance. Topped by a 4-barrel carburetor. it makes 255 horsepower and blasts to a top speed of more than 110 MPH. The undercarriage is tidy and clean. albeit showing a few signs of use. but there's obviously no structural rust or issues waiting to surprise a new owner. and everything has been returned to stock condition. including the great-sounding single exhaust that has a subdued hum suggesting great power held in reserve. Flashy chrome wire wheel covers are wrapped in appropriate bias-ply wide whitewall tires.


With over $100. 00 invested in the restoration. it should be no surprise that this car is exceptional. But for enthusiasts. it takes more than being pretty to make a car special. This one brings it all: ground-breaking styling. impressive performance. and an impressive pedigree. Call today!

1955 DeSoto Fireflite for Sale

 

1955 DeSoto Fireflite for Sale

Stock # 01464-ATL  
Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International: (704) 598-2130
Toll-Free: (866) 542-8392
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International: (678) 279-1609
Toll-Free: (877) 367-1835
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International: (817) 764-8000
Toll-Free: (855) 877-2707
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email: sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

TERMS OF SALE  

1. Per the eBay User Agreement. by placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding contract and are committed to purchasing the vehicle described above. The details of this commitment are further outlined in the eBay User Agreement.

2. Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classic Cars prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classic Cars reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.

3. The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classic Cars within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.

4. A $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours of the auction's close.   This deposit reserves the vehicle and removes it from the market. Acceptable payment types for deposit are: credit card. wire transfer. cashier's check. and money order.

5. If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classic Cars and submit deposit within 48 hours of auction close. vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come. first serve basis.

6. Streetside Classic Cars has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.

7. Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles. regardless of age. mileage. or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classic Cars encourages bidder to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are to take place prior to a vehicles shipment or delivery.

8. All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.

9. Final or winning bid price does not include shipping. tax. title. or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.

10. We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.

11. Streetside Classic Cars bears no liability and shall be held harmless for any complications. expenses. or damages resulting from a failure to meet these terms as they have been set forth and established herein.

12. An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.



WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

As an international buyer. it is as easy to purchase a vehicle from us as it is for any domestic buyer.   Please call or email any one of our showrooms at:

Charlotte Showroom Phone:
001-704-598-2130

Email
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com

Atlanta Showroom Phone:
001-678-279-1609

Email
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com

Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom Phone:
001-817-764-8000

Email
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

Rest assured. you are dealing with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the United States with one of the largest (500+) vehicles on display. Our sales staff is very knowledgeable and can assist you in every aspect of the purchase.


International buyers welcome!
Click here for an estimate.

If you decide to purchase from us. we require that you give us your complete name. address and phone numbers (home. office. mobile and fax) and a port of entry that handles containers. We do not ship vehicles open (RORO: Roll On Roll Off) due to risk of damage to vehicle and theft of parts.

All international purchases must be paid by bank wire transfer in US Dollar funds only.

Once we have received the funds. we will prepare the car for international shipment through one of our approved land and ocean carriers. We file all the necessary documents for export. deliver the car to a US port. secure it in containers and board an ocean carrier. We can land a vehicle to any port worldwide handling container traffic. We export cars regularly and are familiar with export requirements. You. or your agent. are responsible for Custom clearing the vehicle and registration in your own country.

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