Outstanding example of an American icon!

Price: US $25,500.00 Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Make: DeSoto
  • Model: Adventurer
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 84,000
  • Color: Turqoise
  • Engine size: 361 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Push Button Automatic
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 DeSoto Adventurer

Up for sale is a very rare 1961 Desoto Adventurer in fantastic original condition. It's been garaged its entire life, and has no rust anywhere. The previous owner drove the car just over 1000 miles in the past 25 years. He had it re-painted around 91 in its original colors, and the paint is still nice and shiny. He rarely drove the car other than to keep it up, along with regular maintenance.
The upholstery, carpet, headliner, etc is original, all the chrome and stainless are original as well. There is a lot of stuff from the previous owner that goes with the car, including an NOS upholstery kit, purchased years ago and still in perfect condition. Of course, right now, it doesn't need to be changed, but it's there if you ever want it. Also, there's a bunch of new gaskets and literature. There's also a brand new fuel sending unit. I would've had it replaced, but I couldn't find anyone that even knew where the old one was (It's under the back seat, but if they don't know, I don't trust them to work on it!)
Interesting piece of history - The day this particular car rolled off the assembly line was the day Chrysler announced they would not be making any more Desotos.
Now for the good part! - This car runs PERFECTLY. Very quiet and smooth. Flies down the freeway at 70-80 MPH effortlessly. Power brakes and steering are perfect, and the gauges, radio, turn signals, lights, power front seat, all work. The only thing not working is the fuel gauge, but like I mentioned, a brand new sending unit comes with the car. As the picture indicates, the dash has a crack in it. What you can't see in the pics is some of the chrome has very light pitting - remember, it's all original, and still shines, but it's not perfect.
Bid with confidence, this is an ultra-rare Desoto - only a couple of thousand were manufactured in 61, making this one very rare!
I can help with shipping arrangements, but of course the shipping costs are the buyer's responsibility. If you have any questions - please feel free to call anytime between 8am and 11pm PST - Dave - 702-292-1201 --- Also, I do not need help selling my car, so please don't contact me.
Thanks for looking!