Chrysler Desoto Custom 1951 entered into April 25th Classic Car Auction
Registered in the UK in 2013. Car was a rebuild. Semi-automatic column gear change. Comes with original Desoto handbook and instructions on how to start.
Additonal information on the Chrysler Desoto Custom
“The DeSoto Custom is an automobile produced by the Chrysler Corporation and sold under its DeSoto automotive brand from 1939 until the 1952 model year. While in production, the Custom was DeSoto’s top-trim level car, and was offered in a wide array of body styles, including a 7-passenger sedan and the extended-wheelbase Suburban sedans.
The Custom shared its engine design with the Deluxe, and were powered by Chrysler’s L-head 236.7 six-cylinder engine, delivering 109 bhp (81 kW) at 3,600 rpm.
Custom models, along with Deluxe models, produced during the 1946, 1947, 1948 and first half of the 1949 model years used DeSoto’s prewar bodies. A fully redesigned Custom was launched in the second half of 1949, along with a redesigned Deluxe, and these cars are referred to as “1949 Second Series” models.
In 1950, the Custom range gained DeSoto’s first consumer-designed station wagon. The Custom also received DeSoto’s first hardtop coupe, which featured pillarless door design and which was trimmed to convertible standards. Standard equipment included two-speed electric windshield wipers, a trunk light and full carpeting.”