1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible Coupe / 55354910 Chassis Information

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

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Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 55354910
Sold for $110,000 at 2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island.
The DeSoto Adventurer was a high-style, high-content American muscle car powered by the division's top 'Hemi' V-8 engine. The powerplant delivered one horsepower per cubic-inch, similar to its Chrysler 300 stable-mates.

This particular example is a replica that offered both the look and performance of an original. It has been given a nut-and-bolt restoration and modification process that began with an original Arizona car - an original Firedome chassis that has been expertly modified to replicate the Adventurer's design features. The interior features correct Adventurer-specification upholstery, added wood-grain dash, door-panel appliqués and air conditioning. Mechanical features include a conversion to a street rod-style front and rear air-suspension system. The original 345 cubic-inch 'Hemi' V-8 engine provides power with aftermarket dual-quad induction and modern 12-volt electrics, plus many painted and polished accessories. A GM 700R4 four-speed overdrive automatic transmission offers relaxed cruising, while a modern, dual-circuit master cylinder with vacuum-assist enhances braking.

Additionally with the car is a matching black and gold trailer that carries a restored fiberglass-hulled Duofoil Flying Fish boat from the late 1950s, mildly modified to match the DeSoto with a black and gold finish, tailfins and Adventurer upholstery.

In 2011, this vehicle was offered for sale at the Amelia Island auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $140,000. As bidding came to a close, the car and the boat had been sold for the sum of $110,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011


2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$100,000-$140,000 
Sale Price :
$110,000

2018 2
2017 1
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013 5
2012 1
2011 8
2010 3
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$178,750$231,0002
2017$126,500$126,5001
2016$165,000$165,0001
2015$198,000$198,0001
2014$275,000$275,0001
2013$97,800$126,5005
2012$225,500$225,5001
2011$149,625$247,5008
2010$184,067$341,0003
2009$180,000$250,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50415283
Sold for $231,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50414922
Sold for $126,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
Chassis#: 50417133
Sold for $126,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1957 DeSoto Adventurer image  1957 DeSoto Adventurer image  
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50418679
Sold for $165,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 DE SOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50414922
Sold for $198,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50415283
Sold for $275,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
Chassis#: 50415283
Sold for $126,500
  2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
 
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
Chassis#: 50415283
Sold for $126,500
  2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Hardtop
Sold for $92,500
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Fran and Ron Green's Verde Classics Museum Collection
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Hardtop
Sold for $92,500
  2013 Mecum : Boynton Beach
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Hardtop
Sold for $51,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50417567
Sold for $225,500
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER
Sold for $214,500
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Hardtop
Sold for $46,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible
Sold for $150,000
  2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 24th Year
 
1957 Desoto Adventurer Hardtop
Sold for $55,000
  2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 24th Year
 
1957 DE SOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50424347
Sold for $247,500
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach, Fl
 
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Replica Convertible with Duofoil Boat and Trailer
Chassis#: 55354910
Sold for $110,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1957 DeSoto Adventurer image  1957 DeSoto Adventurer image  
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Sold for $187,000
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 DE SOTO ADVENTURER 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50419925
Sold for $187,000
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 DeSoto Adventurer's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible 345/345 HP, Automatic 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$170,000  
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible504119372011 Russo and Steele Monterey Auction   
1957 Desoto Adventurer Custom Convertible 2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction$125,000  

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