Named after famed Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, the DeSoto brand was presented to consumers as a highly-style high-performance mid-priced vehicle. For the majority of their time on the market, DeSotos had technologies that were both novel and functional, drawing wide consumer appeal. With forward thinking design and novel marketing, including advertising by the once hugely popular Groucho Marx, the DeSoto was able to withstand more than one economic recession and closely trail sales of other like makes.
This 1957 Adventurer Convertible, the first year that the Adventurer was offered in a convertible, is an example of a stunning restoration. Once owned by famous musician Richard Carpenter, a framed picture of the artist and the vehicle's California title remains with the vehicle. Finished in black and gold, flowing to a complimenting Adventurer interior, this Adventurer is very well equipped. Options include AM Radio with dual antennas, dash clock, gray padded dash, power windows, power front seat and power brakes. Fire up this Adventurer and the 345ci 345hp HEMI roars. Drive down the road and feel the smooth shift of the 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and the floating ride on the car's independent front suspension and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. Front to back, inside and out, this Adventurer will not disappoint. It is an example of a truly rare automobile that has been restored to a very high standard.
Unless stated otherwise, vehicle mileage on title is exempt and unknown if original.