Awesome and totally unique 1956 Desoto Fireflite hardtop that's been tastefully restomodded into a great touring car. If you want something a little different, or you just like Desotos, this car deserves your consideration. Desotos are extremely rare, very few were sold in the late 50's compared to other makes. For example, in 1956 only 8,475 Fireflight Hardtops were produced with this car being one of them. This car has been totally restored and we have tons of receipts to document the restoration. All the work was done professionally by very qualifed shops. The centerpiece of the car is a custom-built 419 CI Chrysler Hemi engine. They started off with a 1956 354 CI Hemi block and ended up at 419 CI with boring and stroking. We've got pictures of the engine being built along with an entire binder of specs that were provided by the engine builder. Highlights include a Weland 2X4 Intake manifold that has been port matched to the orginal Chrysler 354 heads, 10.2 to 1 compression ratio to run off 93 Octane, and a custom grind camshaft. Air and fuel are fed by two 500 CFM Edelbrock carburetors and the engine runs fantastic with less than 1000 miles since being built. If you want more details on the engine, please inquire.
Other options on the car include power steering, power brakes, and Vintage AC/Heat. Gears are shifted by a rebuilt 4L60E high performance automatic transmission that's back up by a Ford 9-Inch rear end with 31 Spline Moser axles. The interior is all customer as is the exterior paint/body work. The body of the car is extremely straight, the paint is fresh, and all the bright work looks fantastic. The door handles and locks have been shaved and everything is finished off with 17 Inch wheels and tires. We think this is a really well thought out and unique automobile. This car is guaranteed to stick out at any cruise against all the Chevrolets and Fords. It's tame enough to cruise down the highway but will also go fast when you want it to. This is a quality piece that could not be built for the asking price!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.