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1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.

Sale price: $4,191.41 make an offer

Seller's notes: "solid rust free original car, runs/drives but, needs some levels of restoration."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: DeSoto
Model: Custom series
Year: 1948
Type: Limousine
Color: Black
Mileage: 95,000
Engine: 6 cylinder
Transmission: FLUID DRIVE
Trim: LWB 7 passenger sedan
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1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif. for sale

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1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif. Photo
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.
  • 1948 DeSoto Long Wheel Base 7 passenger Jump Seats, 1 owner, unrestored, Calif.

1948 Desoto Custom. this is the rare long wheel base model that seats 2 extra passengers comfortably (jump seats). It seats 7 passengers comfortably but. could seat 8 if you put 3 up front (even 9 if 3 on jump seats).  I bought this car about 6 years ago from relatives from the original owner. I hate to sell it but. I don't have space for it any longer. This car has spent its whole life in dry sunny California. I keep it mainly indoors.

The body is overall all original. never wrecked or rusted out. The majority of the paint is the original. Yes. scratches. oxidation. chips and other small dings and blemishes. However. nbsp;I like this cars patina and never intended on repainting it but. that will be your decision. Chrome and stainless all there and  overall real good for its age. This car is rock solid inside and out!

Engine seems to run good. no knocks. excessive smoke or noticeable leaks. It does start up. goes into gear and drives quite well. Good oil pressure. nbsp;The engine makes an intermittent squeal noise sounds like water pump (but I replaced it with new 4 years ago. because it was leaking)?. Generator was rebuilt. Fuel pump replaced and all brakes/related completely replaced. I never power bleed the system yet (it should be) but. stops good. It has 4 year old correct type white wall tires x4. still like new. I just drive this car around my yard. in and out of garage or occasionally around the block. Suspension and steering are good and tight.  It is not quite yet at a "driver" status. I just haven't put the extra needed time into it. I have put nearly $2500. 00 into it in all the above over the past 6 years.

Interior is all original. It is all splitting at the seems and basically falling apart. The material has not held up over the past 65 years in this dry climate. But. it all there for patterns. The door handles. window cranks. trim pieces all there intact. This isn't one of those cars that some novice has taken apart. It is basically all original. un-modified and intact.

In a nutshell. this is a solid basically all original honest old rare car. I have done all the brakes. tires and other bolt on rebuilds and or correct replacements. I have a clear title in my name. it starts up on its own. goes into gear fine. stops. No. I don't recommend you drive it any great distance as its a 65 year old car you are unfamiliar with. Send a truck or transporter for it. I can assist with your shipper on this end. Located in Hemet Ca 92545

I have this car at a low reserve. I rather not disclose it. Buy it now offers will be considered. Please bid only if you have the funds readily available. Your bidding on a limited production special Desoto. not just another 40s sedan. Please keep that in mind.

 Please be sure to get permission to bid and buy from your Wife. Lawyer. Mother or who evers in charge of you and your decision making. Initial payment of $500. 00 due within 24 hrs of auctions end. Balance in full in Cash. cashiers check or wire transfer can be arranged. Allow 5 days for cashiers check to officially clear. Sold as is where is 92545. I do not ship but. can assist here on this end. Seller has the right to end auction at anytime. I can assist on this end with your transporter. Please arrange to have it moved out well within 30 days as space is limited. Thank You for looking.

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