1948 Desoto 2dr Sedan

Price: US $2,605.00 Item location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: DeSoto
  • Type: 2dr Sedan
  • Trim: Custom
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 73,000
  • Engine size: 25" Flathead six
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1948 DeSoto

1948 Desoto 2dr Sedan, ne of only about 12,000 made over the 46/47/48 production run, nd seldom seen.
Car is in very good condition for it's age, riginal black patina paint, and virtually rust free! Couple spots inside the cabin, ear the body mounts, nd the spare tire wheel well, nd misc small pin holes in trunk and drivers floor.
Has rebuilt/replacement 25" 218Cu in flat head motor and dry clutch 3spd transmission (No fluid drive)
Original Oil bath air cleaner has been modified to run a modern paper filter
Modern spin on oil filter set-up installed. (Original set-up can go with car)
New aluminum radiator
4 x Brand new 7.60 x 15 Coker Classic 3" wide whites, ith new inner tubes
OEM Rims blasted and repainted
Have bare OEM 15" steel rim in spare tire location.
Complete Brake system serviced and/or rebuilt where required.
Column shift, nd Clutch linkage torn apart, leaned, ainted, ubed, djusted and re-installed
New gas tank and sending unit
All glass is in place, H side vent window is cracked in half with top part missing, nd most other flat glass is damaged in some way. I have all new flat glass for entire car ((clear) not installed yet))
New interior firewall insulation added.
Re-keyed locks. Ignition and doors match, truck lock with it's own key.
Installed all NOS pedals (Gas, rake and clutch)
Nice condition 1950 Desoto - Door and window cranks
I have installed a radio delete and clock delete plates, ut have the original units to go with car if wanted.
Dash has been removed, tripped and repainted in Satin black. All dash chrome, rim and knobs were either cleaned, olished or replaced with better pieces. (no glove box liner)
Converted to 12V negative ground and Running all mopar electronic ignition, lternator and charging system, ncluding a custom slant six/flat head 6 electronic ignition distributor I built.
Modern 12V wiring system by EZ wiring, ll new wires and connections, verything works! I bought the wiring system with all the potential circuits needed for a decked out hotrod...AC, ower windows, lectric fuel pump etc. I tried not to cut the wiring to short, nd all the circuits I did not need, r use, ave been left at their original lengths, nd taped up and tucked away for future upgrades. Oil, as, olts and temp gauges have been switched to modern units in original dash cluster. Dash cluster was not cut up, nly the gauges were modified. They look good, nd all work fine.
Car Also comes with,
Very nice condition chrome flying woman hood ornament
OEM wiper arms, ut no blades
NOS rocker moldings, br> NOS front turn signal chrome bezels
NOS rear fender stainless molding. (Can't recall if it was LH or RH side)
Used "Spitfire" L6 Head can go with car if wanted
Front shock re-location brackets from late 40's Dodge truck
Burgundy/red carpet kit
Nice (Older re-chromed) chrome bezels for rear tail lights and 3rd brake light
I have rectangular clear glass lenses and chrome bezels from a VW van for back up lights, f the buyer wants them...not installed yet.
Nice replacement front bumperettes, traight with nice original chrome.
Front Visor, sed, o side brackets (not a Fulton)
Drivers side "Mopar" spot light.
And Lots of misc parts, ew and used, hat will go with car if wanted.
Runs good, rives fine around the block, tops well. "I do not believe the car is road worthy, nd should be transported"
Car still needs work, t's a project so that should be expected! But I believe that the hardest parts are done, ere are a few things that still need work.
Needs interior upholstery, as very moldy and dry rotted, o most was torn out. Seat frames and springs in very nice condition.
Needs new exhaust, used leftovers from the garage to piece together a basic system.
Needs a new speedo cable, nd a longer E-brake cable. The E-brake system works fine with a small chain I added to the end of the shorter cable.
Think it needs new inner and outer tie rods, nd possibly other drive train and suspension related parts, nd bushings.
Passenger side Interior heater not hooked up to cooling system, ut pressure tested core and was OK. Was dis-assembled, leaned, ubed and re-installed.
Originally a dual heater system...LH side heater was removed to make room for the new fuse panel and wiring system.
I brought the car up from southern California, nd has been registered in BC Canada. Very easy for car to move back across the Canada/USA border. Had never planned on selling it, ut life sometimes dictates otherwise....;)
I have tried to list the car accurately, ut Please contact me with any questions before bidding.
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Car is sold as is, here is, ith no warranty offered or implied.
All transportation arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the buyer, nless specifically agreed to by both seller and buyer.
$500 USD non-refundable deposit by payapl is required within 24 hours of auction end. Remaining funds expected within 7 days, nd can be sent by certified bank draft, r direct bank transfer.
Seller has up to 30 days to arrange shipping and transportation of vehicle. Any longer and a $50USD per week fee will be charged to seller, nd must be paid before vehicle is released to buyer or transport company.
I will not end the auction early.