1956 Desoto Adventurer – In the boom years of the late 1950s, the Adventurer was DeSoto’s top-of-the-line performance car. Based on the popular Fireflite line, the Adventurer was offered as a limited edition two-door hardtop coupe. The 1956 Adventurer (or “Golden Adventurer”) differed from the standard Fireflite by featuring a special high-performance Hemi V-8 engine displacing 341 cubic inches and delivering 320 hp. The transmission was the DeSoto PowerFlite automatic unit. Adventurers also featured dual carburetors, dual exhaust, upgraded suspension, power brakes, and upgraded interiors with power seats and windows. The Adventurer also came with a special paint scheme, either black or white with a gold side sweep that was matched to gold hubcaps to complete the picture. Because the Adventurer was always DeSoto’s performance car and the line had so few options, any Adventurer is a solid choice.
If you are craving something very unique for your collection, this is one you want to pay attention to! This ’56 Adventurer is 1 of only 996 ever produced and over 66 years later, who know how few remain. In addition to it’s rarity, this beautiful example was very nicely restored in 2014. It has seen very few miles since completion and has always been stored indoors under cover here in TX. Everything mechanically works like it should and as you can see in the photos, it presents extremely well cosmetically. While the experts at Hagerty classics currently value this vehicle between $63-93k, we feel it is being very fairly offered at $69k and leaves the new caretaken a vast opportunity to realize future appreciation. Features and options include; Hi-Output Hemi V8 (341 ci), Push-button PowerFlight Auto Transmission, Power Steering & Brakes, Dual Exhaust, Chrome Mirrors/Bumpers/Grille, Electric Dash Clock, Factory AM Radio, Highway Phono Record Player, Power Seats, Cloth Floormats, Tinted Glass, Original Owners Manual, Tire Tools, Full Spare, 15″ Factory Gold Caps, and thick Vogue White Wall Tires! This is a rare opportunity to own a first year, top of the line Desoto Adventurer in show quality condition. Contact us today to become the new owner of this exceptional classic vehicle.