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The Golden Era of American Automobiles Returns at Russo and Steele Monterey 2011! This car is just one of the fifteen very special and very rare late-fifties DeSoto, Chrysler and Dodge convertibles that will be crossing the block Thursday night, August 18th, 2011 at Russo and Steele’s 11th annual Monterey auction event. Many selling without reserve!
Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 18 – 20th, at Russo and Steele’s 11th Annual “Sports & Muscle at The Marriott” in Downtown Monterey, California. Please contact us for more information.
Introduced in 1956, the Adventurer was DeSoto’s high-performance limited production answer to Chrysler’s 300 featuring 2 four barrel carburetors as well. Whereas Chrysler took the minimalist approach in trimming the 300, DeSoto – along with just about every other marque in the ‘50s – slathered the glitter and bling on the first four model years of Adventurers. It does, however, make for an impressive looking automobile.
As word got out in the late ’50s that Chrysler was contemplating discontinuing DeSoto, prospective buyers became wary and this led to a self-fulfilling prophecy as the end of the marque was announced in November of 1960 after just a few of the 1961 models were built. The rumors made the already expensive and limited production Adventurer that much more difficult to sell, with the result being that only 97 Adventurer convertibles left dealer showrooms making them extremely rare today. On top of that, this particular car has only its second owner since 1961.
The Adventurers had name plates on the front fenders and gold color sweep inserts were on the sides. They were powered by a cast iron 361 cubic inch V8 that produced 350 horsepower. They had dual quad carburetors and they were as powerful as they were stylish.