1956 DeSoto Adventurer Hardtop Coupe / 50385933 Chassis Information

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1956 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

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Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 50385933
Sold for $82,500 at 2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
The Desoto Golden Adventurer was marketed as a limited production two door hardtop available in one of six color schemes. It stickered for $3,680 and fewer than 1,000 examples were built.

The Adventurer was a corporate hot rod. It spoke loudly, boasting of its 320 horsepower, Hemi, dual carbureted V8 engine. The specially enlarged engine displaced 341.4 cubic-inches and out horse-powered all of the similarly priced competition from American manufacturers. They were fast, topping out at 137 MPH at Daytona and 144 MPH at the Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds.

The current owner spotted this Adventurer in the back yard of its original owner in 2005, in Boise, Idaho. It was complete with all the specialty trim and performance pieces and had covered only 53,000 miles. The restoration was overseen by Dave McLaughlin of Dana Point, CA, with the assistance of John Edwards and Theo Sahli.

This DeSoto is equipped with eight-way power seats, power windows, air conditioning, a pushbutton Station Finder radio, and a twin adjustable radio antenna mounted on the rear fenders. It is also equipped with a Benrus eight-day self-winding Desotomatic clock, which is mounted on the steering wheel, as well as the Highway HiFi 160-rpm record player under the dash. It has its original steel wheels with unique gold-plated wheel discs and bias-ply whitewall tires. It also has a set of Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels which are mounted with a set of modern radial tires.


2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$125,000-$175,000 
Sale Price :
$82,500

2019 1
2016 1
2015 1
2014 2
2012 2
2011 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$44,000$44,0001
2016$55,000$55,0001
2015$82,500$82,5001
2014$86,900$104,5002
2012$130,350$187,0002
2011$154,000$154,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 DeSoto Adventurer
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1956 DESOTO ADVENTURER
Chassis#: 50383868
Sold for $55,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1956 DeSoto Adventurer Coupe
Chassis#: 50385933
Sold for $82,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1956 DeSoto Adventurer image  1956 DeSoto Adventurer image  
1956 DE SOTO ADVENTURER 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 50387385
Sold for $69,300
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 DE SOTO ADVENTURER 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 50385936
Sold for $104,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 50383976
Sold for $187,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1956 DESOTO ADVENTURER 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 50387385
Sold for $73,700
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1956 DE SOTO ADVENTURER 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 50385936
Sold for $154,000
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 DeSoto Adventurer's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 DeSoto Adventurer 2019 Mecum : Dallas$40,000  
1956 Desoto Adventurer 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$38,000  

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