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GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1930 Desoto Roadster for
purchase. The DeSoto make was founded by Walter Chrysler on August
4, 1928, and introduced for the 1929 model year. It was named after
the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Chrysler wanted to enter the
brand in competition with its arch-rivals General Motors,
Studebaker, and Willys-Knight, in the mid-price class. Shortly
after DeSoto was introduced, however, Chrysler completed its
purchase of the Dodge Brothers, giving the company two mid-priced
makes. Initially, the two-make strategy was relatively successful,
with DeSoto priced below Dodge models. Despite the economic times,
DeSoto sales were relatively healthy, pacing Dodge at around 25,000
units in 1932. In fact, when DeSoto first came out in 1929, it
broke the first-year sales record, with 81,065 cars sold, and was
not beaten until 1960 by the Ford Falcon.
The 1930 Desoto Rumble seat Roadster offered here is a very unique car and shows well. It features an inline 6 cylinder engine paired to a manual transmission. The car runs and handles as it should. The car rides on 19 inch wooden spoke wheels, complete with a rear mounted spare wheel and tire. The cloth convertible top remains in good condition as well. The chrome radiator shell and the bumpers in the front and rear are also in good condition. This car is sure to please and is a blast to drive.
To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.