DeSoto seized quickly upon the performance image that Chrysler developed with the famed 300s, creating the Adventurer in 1957. With dual quad Hemi power pushing out 345 brake horsepower from 345 cubic inches and pushbutton automatic transmission it fit Virgil Exner's "Forward Look" styling perfectly and may be the most extravagant of the Mopars of the late 50's. Fully loaded in standard trim with pushbutton Torqueflite automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, dual exhausts, pushbutton radio, dual rear antennas, dual outside mirrors and padded dashboards all Adventurers also featured gold trim, wheel covers and accents to ensure their instant visual identity. The base cost was $3,997. Only 1,650 were built in this 2-door hardtop body style, making it one of the rarest and exclusive of all the late 50's high performance cars. Finished in white with a gold roof and beige vinyl upholstery with white accents and brown cloth inserts, this Adventurer has all its extensive standard equipment plus Chrysler Air Temp air conditioning. It presents very well and with its very clean and detailed engine bay accented by bright orange offset air cleaners for the dual quads is a great car to be toured and shown.
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