National DeSoto Club, Inc . is an active, nonprofit corporation with an international membership organized by a group of DeSoto owners in 1986. The purpose of the club is to promote the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the DeSoto automobile. Today there are approximately 1000 members and 1400 registered cars. Ownership of a DeSoto is not required for membership, only an interest in DeSoto is necessary.
U.S., Canada and Mexico:
1 year: $40, 2 years: $78, 3 years: $116
All other countries:
1 year: $45, 2 years: $88, 3 years: $131
Club services include technical advisors for yearly models of DeSotos, a salvage yard directory, voluntary “on the road assistance”, a national convention held once a year rotating across North America, and a club store. Members also receive DeSoto Adventures, the award-winning club magazine, published six times per year by a volunteer staff. The magazine includes free advertising and an annual car and member roster issue. Click here or on the image below for a sample of the award-winning DeSoto Adventures magazine. The club website is at www.desoto.org and open to the public. It presents the club information, DeSoto history, and members advertisements to a much wider audience, and provides a message board for DeSoto related topics.
Click on the image below to take a peek at the club's magazine that could appear on your coffee table!
Download and complete the printed application, or submit the form below.
1. Excellent: Restored to professional standard in every area, or original with all components as new.
2. Fine: Well restored; excellent original; or extremely well maintained original showing minimal wear.
3. Very Good: Completely operable original; or older restoration showing wear; or amateur restoration; all presentable
and serviceable inside and out.
4. Good: Driveable vehicle; or deteriorated restoration; or a poor amateur restoration. Components may need
restoration, but are mostly usable as is.
5. Restorable; Needs complete restoration of body, chassis, interior. Not driveable, but not weathered, wrecked or
stripped to the point of being useful only for parts.
6. Parts Car: Not restorable.
7. Customized: Altered to the point that the car would be considered a custom. Alteration would be more than fender
skirts and continental kit to be a custom