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1938 DeSoto S-5 Coupe

Sale price: $11,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Englewood, Colorado, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1938 DeSoto S-5 Coupe for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.5) based on 97 votes
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For sale here is a very unique two owner barn find 1938 DeSoto Coupe that spent it's entire life in eastern Colorado. At some point in the past, it was refreshed with a paint job and new interior (which I think is correct mohair stuff). Over the years the paint clear coat was sunburned. The vehicle was brought to my shop in Denver and I repaired it to run and drive. It had not been on the road since 2015. Gas tank was drained and fuel line flushed. Carb was cleaned and rebuilt. New spark plugs were installed after the cylinders were oiled and motor turned without starting. The flathead six was started and it fired right up.After running a compression test was done: 70/80/65/70/80/75lbs. The motor runs well with no smoke apparent. The brakes were frozen and the master cylinder and slave cylinders were all rebuilt, brake lines flushed and brake pads are like new (not replaced) The water pump was replaced and a new fan belt installed. The three speed transmission has a free wheeling "Gas Saver" option as well as overdrive. A new 6 volt battery was installed. The speedometer does not work , as well as the gas gauge. The oil pressure shows 40-60 lbs. The ammeter and thermostat work. The light switch works intermittently. New glove box was installed as well as new brake, clutch and gas pedals. The car starts, runs and drives well. I would call it completely rust free, but there is one spot on the lower left corner of the trunk that has a rust crack.There is a spot in the paint below the rear window that had peeled to bare metal and was touched up (see photo). The car is offered here with a reasonable reserve, which is not disclosed. So please don't ask. There is no Buy It Now price , intentionally. The car is offered with no warranties, expressed or implied. You are responsible for all shipping costs. A non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 is required in 24 hrs of your winning bid and the balance paid in full in one week. I will accept your check and the car will not be released until funds have cleared my bank. Cash is also accepted in the time alloted. If you are a zero feed back bidder, or have a bidding record of under 10 you must contact me directly to declare your intentions or I will disallow your bid. Someone will be getting a very rare condition car that can be immediately enjoyed or improved as you drive it. Please email me with questions prior to bidding. I will respond promptly. The car is available for your inspection or that of your agent. Check my feedback. I represent items fairly and honestly to the best of my ability. Good luck, bid early and often.

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from Bob Lewis, dated 29 september 2023

Is 11k in cash good enough to buy this
automobile, or is it still bidding higher?

Thanks & have a GREAT weekend !!

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