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1955 DESOTO FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE
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Highlights

  • WONDERFUL CONDITION
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE 1955 FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE
  • ONE OF ONLY 775 BUILT
  • FORMERLY PART OF THE S. TRUETT CATHY COLLECTION (FOUNDER OF CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANTS)
  • AN OLDER RESTORATION THAT PRESENTS INCREDIBLY WELL
  • FIRST PRODUCTION YEAR DESOTO FIREFLITE
  • 291CI 200 HP HEMI V8 ENGINE
  • GORGEOUS COLOR COMBINATION
  • $6,200 RECENTLY SPENT ON SERVICE WORK THAT WAS PERFORMED BY A MARQUE SPECIALIST
  • THE PERFECT DESOTO FIREFLITE CONVERTIBLE TO DRIVE AND ENJOY
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • “POWER-FLITE” AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH “FLITE-CONTROL” SHIFT ON DASHBOARD
  • POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • DUAL EXHAUST
  • AM RADIO
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • Desoto introduced the Fireflite to market in 1955 as the company’s flagship model. Dramatic new styling was part of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” with a lower front hood scoop and a separately mounted hood ornament. The grille now featured floating running lights at the ends and the bumper guards were integrated as part of the grille “teeth.” Larger tail lights were placed at the rear with a reshaped bumper that was molded to mimic the shape of the body and accentuated to the new incredibly stylish appearance. Power for all 1955 DeSoto models was centered on the newly enlarged HEMI V8, now displacing 291ci over the 276 version featured in the 1954 models. While the new power plant was featured in all 1955 DeSoto models, the Fireflite was the only one to receive the early HEMI in S21 specification, with a four barrel carburetor that pushed out 200hp. DeSoto’s new flagship was available in four different configurations with the two-door convertible being the most stylish. Astonishingly, only 775 were built for 1955, making the Fireflite Convertible today one of the most sought after 50’s Classics from the Chrysler family.

    The 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Jamaica Bronze Metallic over Surf White with a beautiful white leather interior and matching convertible top. This incredible motorcar was just recently released from a prominent collection and then over $6,200 was spent on a complete service to recommission this motorcar. This is a beautiful older restoration that still presents very well, and although the paint is showing some age the slight patina only adds to the charm. We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Convertible to the most astute investor or collector who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great American marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    DeSoto
    Model:
    Fireflite
    Color:
    Jamaica Bronze Metallic/Surf White
    Mileage:
    16,219
    Stock Number:
    406852_Fireflite

    Engine:
    291ci 200 hp Hemi V8
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Style:
    Convertible
    NADA VALUE
    $142,800.00
    DISCOUNT
    $72,900.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $69,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides February 16, 2018

    High Retail: $142,800.00


    Year:
    1955
    Make:
    DeSoto
    Model:
    Fireflite
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Finance rates as low as 5.9%.


    We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.


    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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