Hemi Powered! Have it all; Modern Comfort & Reliability with Classic Style
- Location: San Jose, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: DeSoto
- Model: Coupe
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Custom
- Year: 1948
- Mileage: 3,044
- VIN: 5914131
- Color: Black with Ghost Flames
- Engine size: 331 HEMI V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 700R4 Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Light Grey
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: CD Player
1948 DeSoto Coupe Custom description
With all the updates, she drives like a new car, with lots of torque from the 331 Hemi. I have a lot of receipts on all the modern upgrades.
It would cost $100,000 to replicate this one.
In Silicon Valley everyone has a BMW, Mercedes, Lexus or Tesla, I wanted my daily driver to stand out. Since she is my daily driver she has all the modern comforts and is easy to drive.
Rear fenders have had the fender seam welded closed to smooth her out. Ghost flames really pop in direct sun light but are still classy.
In fact, she won Class Act at Good Guys last year.
Priced to sell, I'm reducing my stable of cars and downsizing.
No trades and seller is responsible for transportation.
Here's a few of the upgrades she's gone through, you'll notice all quality name brand components have been used.
1956 331 Hemi
Holley Avenger 670 CFM carb
Billet Specialties V-Trac pulley's and accessories Kit
MSD Distributor, Ignition Box and Coil
Aluminum radiator w/electric fan
700 R4 Automatic overdrive tranny, Lokar Shifter, 4000 pulse speed sensor
Ultra Ride Front Independent Suspension - Power Steering Rack & Coil-Overs
4-wheel Power Disc Brakes
Currie Enterprise HD ford 9" rear w/373 gears & 31 spline axels
Custom Ghost Flames
Flaming River Stainless Tilt Column
Hot Rod Air Heat and A/C
Cruise Control - Dakota Digital CRS 3000-2
11 Speaker Stereo w/14 CD changer
American Autowire harness
Newport Engineering Itermittent Wipers
American Racing hot rod VN410 Classic 200S 15" Aluminum Wheels hidden behind Desoto Hubcaps
Bango style steering wheel
All gauges reconditioned
Stock Speedometer driven by SpeedBox GPS for accuracy
LED Tail lights
Tinted green glass
Front bench seat built out with modern frame and foam, super comfortable
Custom car cover included
Battery tender inclued