These Cars Seem to be Getting More Affordable - 1958 Desoto Spring Special

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Just for thge interrested: The 1959 Imperial's length is 226.3" and 81" wide. The 1960 Imperial length is 228" and 80.1" wide. The funny thing is I saw a figure of 226.3" length for the '60 but later found out it is 228"!
Thank you for making me cross these cars off my shopping list because they won't fit in my garage.
 

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I'm a bit late to the party on this one. I don't have too much to contribute, but it was interesting to see that Bob Malone did the upholstery work on the car back in 1985. He's done a few things for me over the years. He's moved from Allentown to Perkasie and works out of a place that restores foreign cars. I actually applied for, and got accepted for a job at the same place, but ended up taking a higher paying job offer instead.

Have no idea who McCluskey actually is. Bob may have bought out an existing upholstery business when he got started. I haven't seen one of his adds since some time in April, but I don't think he advertises when he's got plenty of work to do.

The receipt for the Desoto.
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Add from the local Penny Power.
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That's a pretty car.




"These Cars Seem to be Getting More Affordable"

I think we'll see the sale price/value trend line decline in general for these cars and others
from this generation and earlier as generational buyers continue to "age-out". I've been told that '40 Fords have already done this. I only know a hand full of people my age who even know of Desoto/Studebaker/Packard/Nash/etc, and that's a shame as there are some beautiful cars from years past (pre-muscle-car-era).

I disagree. I've privately sold cars from the forward look era for serious money. However, that's for the best cars. The top of the market is incredibly strong. This car is a 37 year old restoration. If it brings anywhere near the original asking price, I'd say that's very strong.
 

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I disagree. I've privately sold cars from the forward look era for serious money. However, that's for the best cars. The top of the market is incredibly strong. This car is a 37 year old restoration. If it brings anywhere near the original asking price, I'd say that's very strong.

Looks like it did sell, but there will be no way to know the price.

During it's third round on ebay, it appears that a behind the scenes deal was struck and the listing was ended.

Jeff
 
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