Tag Archives: De Soto

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1948 De Soto Custom convertible

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Lance Beaulieu’s 1948 De Soto Custom convertible wasn’t so much a barn find as a corn crib find. More »

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French Lake Auto Parts: ’50s Finds Galore

Last Friday, I went to one of my top five favorite places: French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This 100-acre salvage yard always has a great selection of early iron that ranges in the thousands of cars, and … More »

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Salvage yard adds Chrysler 300s, Eldorados, other ’50s treasures

This gold-and-white De Soto Adventurer two-door hardtop was one of many desirable 1950s cars in the 250-car stash acquired by French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This example is not the only Adventurer that was purchased by FLAP.

A 250-vehicle collection has landed in a Minnesota salvage yard, featuring everything from a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham to a 1956 De Soto Adventurer. More »

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100-day makeover: Restoring a ’57 De Soto for the auction block

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Rust to Riches: Can a 1957 Dodge De Soto Firesweep go from scrap yard to prime auction condition in just 100 days? You have to see it to believe it. More »

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Car of the Week: 1950 De Soto Custom sedan

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Technically, Elmer and Judy Gilows’ big De Soto Custom sedan isn’t considered a limousine, even though it looks like one and likely served a good number of owners in that capacity. More »

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Symco Shakedown rumbles into town Aug. 10-11

The Iola Old Car Show and the Vintage Military Show aren’t the only hip automotive events to hit the greater Iola, Wis., area. The Symco Shakedown rumbles the tiny town of Symco, Wis., with throaty pipes, chirping cheater slicks and … More »

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De Soto enjoys celebrity status

A De Soto man’s famous 1961 two-door hardtop More »

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Driving a ’58 De Soto

  Anyone who has met retired Old Cars Weekly/Old Cars Price Guide staffer Kenny Buttolph in their travels or in the OCW trailer at events across the country knows he likes many types of cars (and likes to own many … More »

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Rare ’58 DeSoto convertible added to PA museum

One of only seven produced
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Delightful, Dependable, De Soto

Galen and Fay Erb’s original, 110,000-mile 1959 Adventurer has been a family member since 1961. More »

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