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1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale
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StillOutThere
Posted 2022-11-15 5:12 PM (#625626)
Subject: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
I brought this '55 Firedome sedan to south central Texas from NE Iowa where it had been much of its life. It has its original 291 Hemi engine with 2 bbl and I have "yard driven" it around several times in my subdivision. Maybe 8 miles total by now. It is VERY smooth. New correct NGK plugs, rebuilt carb, oil/Wix filter changed. The PowerFlite shifts and up and down fine. Suspension all good and greased, very minimal wear in king pins. Tires are 235 75R 15s and are some 10 years old but literally like new. 4 wheels black powder coated, no spare or jack. Gauges all work except fuel. All the lights work. You can see the grille is nearly perfect (not kidding), other chrome very good on front end.Purchase was a bit odd as the seller decided to keep the RED and white seats and door panels he had professionally redone. So, there is NO interior, no seat frames. Full Solex tinted glass car all fine except the windshield has a straight vertical crack which does not interfere. Gas tank is fine. Radiator is leaking some near top. There is front floor rust under driver's feet, little under passenger's. Trunk floor is uncommonly good. Doors have no rust. One tail lens cracked (could glue). The rear body has been rust repaired and total repaint in the distant past. The lower rear quarters are fiberglassed. Other areas little rust. Before I saw it in person I intended to part it out specifically for the Hemi. When I got into it I could not do a part out. This car should be built into a family cruiser. Fairly easy winter project for a spring driver by floor repairs and addition of a set of SUV bucket seats!Asking $5500 and yes the Texas title is in my name now.Wayne Graefen (StillOutThere)



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StillOutThere
Posted 2022-11-15 5:18 PM (#625628 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Yes, I have the spark plug wire covers and orig. chrome slotted screws.
OH, BONUS. The car has what I believe to be a NEW Old Stock pale green and cream steering wheel. I'm talking MINT.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2022-11-30 1:18 PM (#625995 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Price lowered: $4,500.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2022-12-16 2:22 PM (#626373 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Price lowered to $3,750.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-01-13 1:33 PM (#626922 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
New Price: $3,250.
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frwl
Posted 2023-01-14 4:00 PM (#626945 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: RE: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale


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Could you post a data plate picture please?

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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-01-14 4:36 PM (#626947 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Would be happy to if you can point me where to look for it. I know a '56 Chrysler d.p. is on the sheet metal apron in front of the radiator. I just wiped the dirt from that area and found nothing.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-01-14 4:57 PM (#626948 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Found the factory inspection stamps I hadn't noticed before.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-01-14 6:03 PM (#626952 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
One more inspection stamp found on yet another attempt to find the data plate.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2023-01-14 6:34 PM (#626954 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: Re: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale



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Location: Under the X in Texas
Data Plate photo



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frwl
Posted 2023-01-15 4:41 AM (#626961 - in reply to #625626)
Subject: RE: 1955 DeSoto Firedome Sedan for sale


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Wayne: Thanks for spending your time for searches...

Upper Row:

MODEL XT = no idea
MODEL 25 = Firedome (2) 4 Door Sedan (5)
PAINT 374 = Surf White over Dolphin Blue
TRIM 453 = Blue Striped Cloth and Light Blue Vinyl
TR 3 = Powerflite Transmission
HR 5 = Heater and Defroster
EC 1 = Electric Clock
FC = blank = No Air Foam Rear Seat Cushion
AR = blank = No Rear Seat Center Folding Arm Rest

Lower Row:

SFONO 25 = same as model 25 above
SCHED 121 = Production Day since Beginning Model Year – the end of March 1955 approximately; (for example SCHED 107 is a March 4, 1955)
BODY NO 25506 = 15506th Firedome Sedan Built (Overall production for Firedome Sedan – 46388 units)
EW = blank = No Power Windows
SG 1 = Solex Tinted Glass at all Windows (2 = Windshield Only)
PB = blank = No Power Brakes
KI = blank = No Kilometers
DM = No Rear Seat Speaker

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