<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225

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Lot 169
1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe

Sold for US$ 47,040 inc. premium
1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe
Chassis no. M491100225

383ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-barrel Carburetor
350bhp at 5,000rpm
3-Speed Push-button Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*The top-of-the line DeSoto model
*Bombastic 1950s styling
*Luxuriously equipped with many power amenities
*Beautiful condition inside and out


THE DESOTO ADVENTURER

Introduced in 1956, the Adventurer was DeSoto's high performance and uber-luxurious model, similar to sister-company Chrysler's 300 model. While in production, the top-of-the-line Adventurer progressively became more similar in features and design to the Chrysler, before the defunct DeSoto brand ceased production in 1961. By 1959, much of the bodywork was shared with Chrysler's 300 and demonstrates Virgil Exner's iconic Forward Look design program that often featured over the top details, exaggerated proportions, fins and futuristic touches inspired by the burgeoning jet age. Considered by some to be one of Exner's greatest designs of the era, the 1959 Adventurer is large, exaggerated, and flashy, with copious amounts of gold and chrome trim, elaborate interiors, and fins that typified the decade.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe is one of just 590 produced in 1959. Available only in white or black, this black Coupe is very well presented with beautiful brightwork that engulfs the car, from the gold wheels, badges, side strakes, and grille, to the generous doses of chrome on the bumpers, window surrounds, and trim. Inside, the swivel seats greet you to a nicely appointed complete interior that shows light signs of age, consistent with its restoration in the 1980s. The novel push-button transmission, power steering and air conditioning ads to the comfortable ride, and under the hood, the high performance 383 cubic inch OHV V8 remains adorned by the larger induction system. These late Adventurers were the ultimate ideas in design and direction for the company before shuttering in 1961 and are expressions of the limits of Exner's "Forward Look" design aesthetic.
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<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
<b>1959 DeSoto Adventurer Sport Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. M491100225
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