The 1940 DeSotos carried streamlining to a point not seen since the Chrysler Airflows. Only 67,790 DeSotos were built in 1940, and only 1,085 of them were the more luxuriously trimmed Custom Convertible Coupe such as this one. It won an AACA National First Prize in 1998 and is still in exceptionally good condition, attesting to the quality of its restoration. It is finished in a creamy tan with Dark Red interior upholstery and a Black cloth top piped in Dark Red. It has a matching boot cover. The 100hp 228 cubic inch DeSoto inline six drives through a 3-speed manual transmission. It comes with bumper overriders and ornate grille guards, turn signals, fog lights, fender skirts, an exhaust deflector turndown tip, hub caps, trim rings and wide whitewall tires. The top is power operated and it has perhaps the coolest wind wing design ever installed on an American car. This is a very pretty, nicely restored and presented automobile and very unusual. It is likely to be the only DeSoto on the entry list at just about any collector car gathering in the world and is extremely. By comparison with this rare DeSoto, Chevy, Ford, Cadillac and even Chrysler convertibles are common.
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