1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

1957 DeSoto Adventurer photograph

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Convertible Coupe
The DeSoto was an early muscle car that came equipped with the division's top Hemi V8 engine offering nearly 350 horsepower. Its wheelbase measured 126 inches and its body came with aesthetically pleasing tail fins. Introduced in mid-model year 1956, the Adventurer was the company's top-of-the-line model. A convertible body style was added even later. DeSoto introduced the 1957 Adventurer in December of 1956, two months after the introduction of the other models. Every Adventurer convertible top was gold. During this era, the traditional launch was from late September to early October.

The 1957 DeSoto Adventurer was given the new 'Forward Look' that was seen throughout all Chrysler Corporation models, and were longer, lower and wider. It was based on the Fireflite and came with specified color combinations of white with black and a gold side sweep and roof or gold with a white or black side sweep and roof. The grille mesh was gold anodized, and 'DESOTO' letters could be found on the front of the hood - and were done in gold. A stylized DeSoto emblem was placed on the middle of the hood. Gold 'DESOTO' lettering was also featured on the rear decklid. Five stainless steel strips accent the top of the trunk. The Adventurer logo appeared on the sides of the tailfins. Just ahead of this cursive script is a logo featuring crossed flags and a gold V accented by gold wings. Another Adventurer crest appears on each front fender, just ahead of the doors. In the center of this emblem is the Hernando DeSoto coat of arms.

In the front were dual headlamps.

The interior of the DeSoto Adventurer featured light gold seats (60/40 up front) with gold and white tweed in the seated portion of the benches, front and rear. This theme continued into the door panels.

Beginning with the 341 cubic-inch engine, the DeSoto engineers bored the powerplant to 345 cubic-inches and installed dual quads. Horsepower rose from 295 to 345 HP, making the engine provide one horsepower per cubic inch of displacement.

Body styles included a hardtop coupe priced at $4,000. Total production of the coupe reached 1,650 units. The Convertible Coupe had a base price of $4275 and a total of 300 examples were built. Options such as a record player (called the Hi-Way Hi-Fi), electric windows and six-way power seat pushed the price up even further. Every Adventurer came with the famous push-button automatic transmission.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019
Convertible Coupe
This 1957 Desoto Adventurer is one of 1,650 hardtop examples produced in 1957. It has a white and gold exterior, and a tan and brown interior. The 345 CID V8 Hemi offers 345 horsepower and is mated to a TorqueFlite Push Button 3-speed automatic transmission. There is Mark IV air conditioning, power steering, power windows, 7-button seek radio and twin original antennas.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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
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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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