1930 DeSoto Model CF

The Desoto Series CF was introduced in January of 1930. It was a low-priced vehicle that ranged from just under $1,000 - $1075. It was available as a roadster, phaeton, business coupe, deluxe coupe, convertible coupe, sedan, and Deluxe sedan. Total production reached 20,075.

The Series CF was powered by an L-head eight-cylinder engine that displaced 207.7 cubic-inches. It produced 70 horsepower and was mated to a three-speed selective sliding gear transmission with a single-plate dry disc clutch. At all four wheels were hydraulic brakes and wood spoke wheels.

Standard equipment on the Series CF included hydraulic brakes, mono-piece body construction, fuel pump, downdraft carburetor, Lovejoy shock absorbers, seven cross member frame, NorthEast ignition, and mono-piece body construction.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011
1930 DeSoto Model CF 1930 DeSoto Model CF
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A straight eight was the engine of choice for medium-priced cars in 1929-1930. The CF got a 70 horsepower 207.7 cubic-inch engine and a new 114 inch wheelbase for a seven-model lineup offering all K-model body styles, plus a rumble-seat convertible coupe. It was also sold as a bare chassis for commercial applications and, perhaps, the occasional coachbuilder. Priced at $965 - $1,075, the CF undercut ostensible rivals such as Graham, whose cheapest eight sold for $1,445, but clashed directly with Hudson ($885 - $1,295).

It also had to contend with the first eight-cylinder Dodge, introduced at almost the same time. Designated DC, this rode on the same wheelbase as the CF, but offered five more horsepower from a 220.7 cubic-inch version of the same basic side-valve design (an extra quarter-inch of stroke made the difference.) Despite being pitched slightly upmarket of DeSoto at $1,095 - $1,145, the Dodge DC modestly outsold the CF with production of more than 23,000 units.

Source - AACA

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1930 Model CF
$1,075-$19,000
1930 DeSoto Model CF Price Range: $965 - $1,075

Model Year Production

#1#2#3DeSoto
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)27,581
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)13,940
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)22,736
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)24,496
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)32,091
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)34,889
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)
1926Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (547,724)Buick (266,753)
1925Ford (1,669,847)Chevrolet (306,479)Dodge (201,000)

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