1937 DeSoto Convertible

"Museum Quality, Rare Pre-War Convertible"

$72,900

Year
1937
Make
DeSoto
Model
Convertible
Stock
BW0394
Vin
5568825
Miles
1,154
Engine Size
228 ci I-6
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual With Overdrive
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Green
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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The DeSoto make was first released in August of 1928 and was founded by Walter Chrysler. The first model year was released to the public in 1929 and was used as a mid-priced make to compete with other makes such as Buick, Oldsmobile and Studebaker. The name DeSoto came from the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, and like its explorers lifestyle, this vehicle too was built to reach new goals and places. In its first year they had done just that as they were able to break the first-year sales record ever at over 80,000 units which stood as the benchmark for biggest releases until 1960 when Ford came out with the Falcon. Serving as a mid-priced option similar to the Dodge when first released, they decided after Chrysler was able to purchase Dodge that the mid-priced option would no longer need to be duplicated and the DeSoto was discontinued.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this highly original and museum quality example of the 1937 DeSoto Convertible for your consideration. This is a real example of a true survivor, lies highly unmolested and is of the highest quality to this day even at almost 80 years old! The vehicle was first purchased through Wilkie DeSoto out of Buffalo, NY and was bought by its second owner in 1959 until the current owner was able to purchase it in 1998. There has been a full restoration to this vehicle which was done by its current owner and through Bodies by Ron out of Caro, MI. This vehicle comes with a great deal of documentation including its original build sheet which were usually found under the seats, a set of sales and option books have been reprinted to go with it as well as parts books, reproduction brochures and even a nice little printing of the patent which was placed on the design of the grill by Ray Dietrich. The engine is believed to be the original one placed in it at time of build and was fully rebuilt, had new cams and valves added and was then bored out “0.030. The transmission is believed to be true to this car as well and with a fully functioning overdrive feature which really goes a long way in making this a comfortable ride.
With a few upgrades including turn signals, mechanical brake light switch added, seat belts added, the fuel tank was coated inside to allow for ethanol gas to be used, a master electrical switch was installed behind the driver side seat and a new optimal battery installed to ensure a smooth start. This vehicle is a very rare find as there were only 991 total examples made and with much fewer known to exist. The interior is like new with a wonderful green dye used to bring back the original looking color, the overall look from inside and out is as it should be if you were to look at it when it was first built! Call or email us today for more information on this rare beauty.
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This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1937
Make
DeSoto
Model
Convertible
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
1,154
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Green
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
228 ci I-6
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual With Overdrive

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