1958 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman - Original Low Miles and Beautiful

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  1. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I noted this fine speciman this morning for sale on Ebay. A very stunning, original automobile in my opinion:

    1958 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsmen Fireflite Sportsman Coupe | eBay

    Given how the interior looks with its matching seat material also properly on the door panels, its fabic has a faded look and a bit rumpled (the fabrics back in the day were pretty low durability) and everything else about the car, I believe the original 30K miles claim. It has been a long time since I have seen one of these cars in such original, very nice condition and now in Florida no less! Bidding now at $25K with 5 days to go - not a bad starting price either. It will be interesting to see where this one ends up. 1958 was my favorite year for the Forward Look Desotos. Such incredible cars back in those days.

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    Item specifics
    Condition: Used
    Seller Notes:
    “Purchased From A Private Collection of Classic Vehicles, Was Stored in a Private Garage / Hangar for Decades, Vehicle Runs and Drives well, No Major Issues, We Believe some of the paint was "Touched up" In Some areas but paint is mostly original, We Believe the 30,710 Miles to be Original. Car has Minor Paint Imperfections (Scuff,Scratch,Blemish)”
    Year: 1958 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): LS38737
    Mileage: 30710 Transmission: Push Button Automatic
    Make: DeSoto Body Type: Coupe
    Model:
    Fireflite Sportsmen
    Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
    Trim: Fireflite Sportsman Coupe Vehicle Title: Clear
    Engine: 361 V8 Options: Radio
    Drive Type: RWD Power Options: Power Seats
    Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Teal Green & White
    For Sale By: Private Seller Interior Color: See Photos
    Disability Equipped: No Number of Cylinders: 8
    Drive Side: Left-hand drive

    1958 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Coupe
    Numbers Matching 361 V8 /
    Automatic Pushbutton Transmission
    Stored Indoors with Large private collection.
    Believed to be Original 30K Miles.
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    We are presenting a Beautiful, Very Clean (Inside and out)
    1958 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Coupe.


    • Numbers matching Drivetrain - 361 V8 & Push Button Automatic,
    • Believed to be Original 30K Miles,
    • Working Radio,
    • Nice Whitewall Tires,
    • Solid Floors and Frame,
    • Spare Tire,
    • Vehicle Runs and Drives well, No Major Issues,
    • Drum Brakes,
    Could use a Tire Alignment as it pulls slightly to the left.
    Vehicle has a Slightly Cracked Rear Driver Side Window
    ( See Photos )
    And a few Very Minor Dings and paint blemishes.
    ( See Photos )
    See Below for Additional Pictures, But please keep in mind with the Photo Glare and shadows in the pictures that the pictures don't do this car the justice it deserves,
    it is even more beautiful to the eyes in person.


    Thanks for Looking, Call Tommy at 813-808-9998 For Additional info and scroll to the bottom of this description box for additional Sales Instructions.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  2. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Very nice DeSoto!
     
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  3. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Member

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    Love everything about it.
     
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  4. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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  5. fc7_plumcrazy

    fc7_plumcrazy Senior Member

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    not ugly
     
  6. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Well said.:lol:
     
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  7. rexus31

    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Very nice, original car. Where did the Fireflight Sportsman rank in the hierarchy of DeSoto models?
     
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    Fireflight was one notch below the top of the line Adventurer.
    If I remember right the sportsman referred to the 2dr hdtp model.
     
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    The Sportsman name designated both two and four door hardtops in all models except the Adventurer.
     
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    58's are my fave of this look as well. Hard to not like this one, not in the stereotype "re-sale red" like so many of them either.
     
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    Dobalovr Being on the Cbody diet SUCKS! FCBO Gold Member

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    I'd own it!!
     
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  14. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It went surprisingly cheap - someone got a very good deal!

    1958 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsmen Fireflite Sportsman Coupe
    1958 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 Door Coupe
    1 of 3284 - 361 V8 - Believed to be 30 K Original Miles


    Condition:
    Used

    “Purchased From A Private Collection of Classic Vehicles, Was Stored in a Private Garage / Hangar for ”

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    Winning bid:
    US $30,769.00
    [ 28 bids ]


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  15. 1978 NYB

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    There is always a bunch of very nice DeSoto's at Carlisle. I always make sure I walk the Forward Look line at Carlisle. Never disappointing!
     
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    That was a beauty of a car...I would be proud to own one like it!
     
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    What a peach! and well bought!
     
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