1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible Coupe / 50417133 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

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Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 50417133
Engine # S26-A-2127
Sold for $126,500 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
In 1957, the DeSoto Adventurer was offered as a hardtop coupe or convertible, in either black or white, with a contrasting 'side spear.' The interior was finished in Adventurer Gold Poly, and matching gold-anodized aluminum trim, wheels, and hardware accents. The carpets were oven with gold metallic threads. Power was from a Hemi V-8 engine bored out by 20-thousandths of an inch and fitted with performance camshaft and dual quads.

The 1957 Adventurers were introduced later than the rest of that year's DeSoto line. There was no mention of the model in the catalogue, and no Adventurer brochure. For 1957, just 300 examples of the convertible were made.

This particular example is equipped with factory Airtemp air conditioning, Benrus steering wheel-mounted chronometer, power seats, and correct accessory wire wheels.

In 1998, this convertible was given a restoration by Greg Groom of Chrysler Works in Highland, California. In January of 1999, it was acquired by Thomas F. Derro and has remained in collection since.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2017


2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price :
$126,500

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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