For Sale: 1961 DeSoto Adventurer in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Louisville is proud to present this 1961 DeSoto 2-door Hardtop! In the late 20's Chrysler wanted to bring about a new brand that would focus on mid-price class. Named after the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, The DeSoto line was introduced in 1928 with cars rolling out for the '29 model year. The DeSoto Adventurer was unveiled in 1956 as a high performance hard-top coupe. Hard times fell with the recession and decisions had to be made. In 1961, Desoto axed the Adventurer name and left it simply as DeSoto for their final year. Available in 2-door or 4-door hard-top. Only 3,040 model were made, of which only 911 models were 2-door hardtops.Wow! What a car! This '61 DeSoto is breathtaking. The black paint is stunning. The bold angular lines with the color against all the chrome really makes a statement, simply timeless. If you thought the exterior is great just wait until you look inside. The black and white vinyl/cloth interior really steps the class up a notch! Hard to miss the 45 rpm record player! The attention to detail that was given back in these times for every day cars leaves modern cars sorely lacking. Close your eyes, run your hand over the dash and around the steering wheel and let yourself get taken back in time. Per the owner, under the hood is the factory 361ci V8 that the Adventurer line was known for. Power is ran down through a torque flite automatic transmission. Current owner has had her for over 30 years, acquired from a private owner in California. Stated to have pretty much every factory option, more on that in a second. Per the owner everything is new and replaced with correct Mopar parts. New mechanical parts, brakes, rubber moldings, shocks, upholstery, and wheels were sandblasted. The title is clean and clear and ready to be transferred into your name now. These cars certainly don't come up often for sale. Don't miss your opportunity to have this incredible piece of history in your garage and call us today! Extensive options are: A/C, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows/Mirrors/Seat, Vinyl/cloth Interior, Vanity Mirror w/Mirrormatic, Autopilot (different than cruise control), AM Radio w/45 RPM Record Player, Door Edge Guards, Tinted Glass, Dual Antennas, Rear Defogger, Onboard Clock (rebuilt to Quartz movement), and Trunk Mat. This 1961 Desoto 2-door Hardtop is offered by our Louisville Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (812) 294-1555 or email us at [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Desoto Adventurer
  • Listing ID: CC-1633031
  • Price: $76,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1961
  • Make:DeSoto
  • Model:Adventurer
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black / White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:112
  • Stock Number:LOU2768
  • VIN:GCCLOU2768
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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