Named after famed Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, the DeSoto
brand was presented to consumers as a highly-style high-performance
mid-priced vehicle. For the majority of their time on the market,
DeSotos had technologies that were both novel and functional,
drawing wide consumer appeal. With forward thinking design and
novel marketing, including advertising by the once hugely popular
Groucho Marx, the DeSoto was able to withstand more than one
economic recession and closely trail sales of other like makes.
Late in the 1957 model year cycle, Desoto determined that the
Adventurer model would have a Convertible option. It was so late in
the model year cycle that Desoto simply inserted a loose page in
the Adventurer owner's manual for convertibles that welcomed
convertibles owners into the "elite Adventurer family" As the
convertible was introduced late, Desoto only produced 300 of them
in 1957. Today, there are believed to be approximately 18 known '57
convertibles remaining in the United States.
This 1957 Adventurer Convertible, the first year that the
Adventurer was offered in a convertible, is an example of a
stunning restoration. Finished in Adventurer Gold and Ivory,
flowing to a complimenting Adventurer interior, this Adventurer is
very well equipped. Options include self-seeking Radio with dual
antennas, steering wheel clock, padded dash, power windows, power
front seat, power steering, power brakes and gold "DS" hubcaps.
Fire up this Adventurer and the 345ci 345hp HEMI roars. Drive down
the road and feel the smooth shift of the push-button automatic
transmission. Front to back, inside and out, this Adventurer will
not disappoint. It is an example of a truly rare automobile that
has been restored to the highest standard.
Research indicates the car's trim tag decodes as follows:
BDY: 563 - Adventurer Convertible
PNT: LPL - Surf White Roof, Adventurer Gold Body, Surf White Lower
TRM: 546 - Special Adventurer Gold Trim
PS: 4 - Power Seats
AH: 4 - Fresh Air Heater
PW: 5 - Power Windows
SS: 9 - Stone Shields
BG: 3 - Bumper Guards
Unless stated otherwise, vehicle mileage on title is exempt and
unknown if original.
1957 Desoto Adventurer
Location:Vero Beach, Florida
Exterior Color:Adventurer Gold & Ivory
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