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53 Desoto Firedome

For Sale $48,200.

1953 Desoto Station Wagon; 1 of 1100 V8 Wagons made.

 276 Hemi V8, Semi-Automatic 4 speed, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Clock, Radio, Tinted Glass.

  When found, unbelievably original and untouched, last driven in the USA in 1969, and imported in 1997. The paint needed a good clean to remove the barn dust, the interior is fantastic and came up well after a good clean, a few sections of the seat upholstery need restitching where it has given way.                                                                                      The motor had to come out for a standard rebuild; new rings, bearings, water pump. The ignition points & coil were replaced with a solid state PerTronix system, & the generator rebuilt. So a tidy up of the engine bay was undertaken while the motor was out, and new torque converter seals fitted.  New brake master cylinder, booster, linings, hoses and wheel cylinders.  New radiator core, battery and tyres of course.

Still a few things to sort, but this MoPaR Drives fantastic!!                       

SPECS;     

 

1953 Desoto Firedome Series S16

 
 

Station Wagon

 
 

Standard Specifications

 
   

  

 

Original Base Price

$3,125.00

 

No. Produced

1,100

 

Body

   

Body Maker

Desoto

 

No. Doors

4

 

Passengers

6  

Model Number

   

Weight

   

Dimension

   

Wheelbase

125.5 inches

 

Length

213.375 inches

 

Width

77.25 inches

 

Height

62.5 inches

 

Front Tread

56 5/16 inches

 

Rear Tread

59 5/8 inches

 

Engine

   

Type

V8 Hemi, overhead valve

 

Displacement

276.1 cu. in.

 

Cylinders

8

 

Bore & Stroke

3 5/8 & 3 11/32 inches

 

Compression Ratio-Std

7.10 to 1

 

Compression Ratio-Opt

Not applicable

 

Brake Horsepower

[email protected]

 

Rated Horsepower

42.05

 

Torque

[email protected]

 

Main Bearings

5

 

Valve Lifters

Hydraulic

 

Block Material

   

Engine Numbers

Starting S16-1001

 

Engine No. Location

On top front of block near water outlet.

 

Lubrication

Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin

 

Carburetor

   

Type

Dual downdraft

 

Make

Carter

 

Transmission

   

Type

Helical

 

Drive

Rear wheel drive

 

No. Of Gears

4

 

Gear Ratios

   

1st

3.57 to 1

 

2nd

2.04 to 1

 

3rd

1.75

 

4th

1 to 1

 

5th

Not applicable

 

Reverse

3.48 to 1

 

Clutch Type

Single plate dry disc

 

Clutch Size

10 inches

 

Axle Type

Semifloating

 

Differential

Hypoid

 

Differential Ratio

3.73 to 1

 

Suspension

   

Front

Independent coil springs

 

Rear

Longitudinal leaf spring

 

Steering Gear

Worm & roller

 

Brakes

   

Service

4 wheel hydraulic drum

 

Front Size

12 inches

 

Rear Size

12 inches

 

Emergency

On the transmission

 

Size

   

Other Systems Specifications

   

Exhaust System

Single

 

Ignition System

Distributor and coil

 

Battery

6 volt storage battery

 

Cooling System

Centrifugal water pump

 

Radiator

Fin and tube

 

Fuel Type

Regular

 

Mileage

   

Wheels, Rims & Tires

   

Wheel Type

   

Wheel Mfr

   

Wheel Size

   

Tire Type

   

Tire Size

7.6 x 15

 

Spare Location

Trunk

 

Capacities

   

Fuel

17 Gallons

 

Oil

5 Quarts

 

Transmission

2.75 Pints

 

Cooling System

22 Quarts

 

Rear Differential

3.5 Pints

 

Front Differential

Not applicable

 

Transfer Case

Not applicable

 

Classic Rating

Not Rated

 

VIN/ID

   

VIN/Serial no.

55050001 to 55127622

 

VIN Description

   

VIN Location

On left front door hinge post. Add’l serial nos. 64008001 to 64015691

 
       

Additional Information

   
       
             

References

 

Restorer’s Guide Chrysler Corp 1987

Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
www.detroit.lib.mi.us/nahc/index.htm

1953 De Soto Data Book

Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)

Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. Brigham

 
   
   
   
   

 

Exterior Colors

 

Paint Type

Enamel

 

Colors

All colors may not be available in all models.

 
 

Two Tone Colors Available

 
 

Midnight Blue

 
 

Andante Green

 
 

Glen Green

 
 

Royal Maroon

 
 

Arizona Beige

 
 

Ceramic Yellow

 
 

Morocco Brown Metallic

 
 

French Blue

 
 

Sovereign Maroon Metallic

 
 

Marine Green Metallic

 
 

Midnight Blue Metallic

 
 

Spring Green

 
 

Mist Gray

 
 

Harbor Blue Metallic

 
 

Forest Green Metallic

 
 

Slate Green Metallic

 

Standard/Optional Equipment

 
 

Tip-Toe Shift automatic transmission

Opt

                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                              

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