1942 DeSoto Custom

1942 DeSoto Custom

Technical specifications of DeSoto Custom 1942

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Make: DeSoto
Model: Custom
Type: Sedan
Year: 1942
Mileage: 48,549
VIN: 5773454
Color: Two tone green
Engine size: Flat Head 6
Number of cylinders: 6
Transmission: Fluid Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1942 was the last year cars were made during WWII and the only year the Custom was available with hidden headlights. DeSoto produced about 25,000 cars in 1942 and the drive train was used for many years pre and post war, so parts are easy to come by. This car has been in my family since 1978 and was garage kept for most of those years. It runs and drives great and is taken out regularly for Sunday drives.
  • Flat head six with a fluid drive
  • AM radio works
  • 48,549 miles
  • The speedometer works but is off by about 10%
  • Paint has some bubbles (the cover froze to the paint and damaged the paint), a few chips, and 3 major scratches
  • Front right wheel is missing it's beauty ring (see photos)
  • Clock inoperative
  • Heater knob is mis-labeled as lights
  • Heater and defroster knob are frozen
  • Right rear door does not have correct interior door handle but have correct crank just needs to be mounted
  • Front left brake cylinder seeps
  • 2 spares (one mounted)
  • Four extra sets of white walls (just the wall not the tires)
The following spare parts come with the vehicle:
  • rear brake drum
  • transmissions splines (from transmission rebuild)
  • fuel pump and glass
  • dimmer switch
  • light bulbs
  • grill tooth
  • grill top and bottom center brackets
  • window cranks 3 big and 2 small
  • 8 door handles (6 of which are left doors) most are broken
  • hub cap
  • distributor cap
  • dashboard light switch
  • horn emblem
  • johnson handle parts
  • voltage regulator
  • dome light
  • speedometer gauge rear housing
  • gas pedal
  • other small parts and seals
  • water pump grease gun

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