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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Well, my previous lead did not pan out.. but that's ok. As they say, _____ happens.. lol.

I am currently looking in the market for an '46, '47, 48 DeSoto. Prefer a Club Coupe but also open to a nice sedan. Would like to find one in a strong #3 condition or better that doesn't need a lot of work. No projects and No rusty cars. Not looking for anything modified, prefer original or original restored. Something that can be driven and shown as is. Pricing depends on car. Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

DeSotoly yours,
Dean Mullinax


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:01 am 
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Dean,

This looks like a very nice car. Not sure of your DeSoto budget but the seller appears to be motivated.

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/ ... 71463.html

You could likely ask Russ Frank to look at the car on your behalf if you have interest.

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:49 am 
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Thanks Mark. Actually David Frank sent me this link about a week ago.. it is a very nice car. But there is a story behind this car as well. The guy selling it is trying to flip it apparently as he just bought it in June. Quite by accident I talked to the previous owner tonight on the phone. Too much to go into here.. but they owned it for 35 years. They changed the interior colors and fabrics... totally wrong if you want factory, which I do. There was no red (she called it rose) interior color available. To change it back, even over time, would be very expensive with the price he wants. I think everything else is stock or very close with the exception of a few minor things. Keeping it in my possibility list though! I also have to consider transport costs too.

Thanks for the tip!!
Dean


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:27 pm 
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Dean,

There is a lady recently widdowed that was selling a 1947 2 door sedan that appeared to be original all the way through. It was advertised somewhere on this forum but I can't seem to find it. It is light blueish gray and like new as far as the pictures showed. I don't know if it's still available but she had three DeSotos for sale and the '47 was the only one left that I last knew of.

Fred

"It's delightful, it's delovely, it's DeSoto"

Here it is - Post subject: Re: 1947, 1949, and 1957 DeSotos For Sale

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:30 pm. Good Luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:57 pm 
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I think this is the one you were referring to, Fred.

http://www.desoto.org/phpbbforum/viewto ... =16&t=5864

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:51 pm 
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Hey guys, thanks for the tip help! That is a beautiful car. Actually that's the first time I have seen a 2 door sedan.

Couple of things though... that car is out of my price range (need to stay under about $14k :oops: and I have to include any shipping in that as well). It seems to be a little bit pricey based on my shopping research. I'm not overly fond of the looks of the 2 door sedan though I wouldn't rule it out. Lastly, and I hate to sound overly picky, but I do NOT want a gray car. Just a personal preference I guess. I won't even by a new car in gray. :lol:

I think I want to stick with a club coupe (preferred) or a Custom sedan if I can find one.

Keep pushing the tips my way please! Thanks again for all of your help!

Dean


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