From the Archives: Cars Gone to Heaven- 1953 DeSoto Fire Dome

I desperately tried to save this 1953 DeSoto Fire Dome from a Colorado hick who wanted only the Hemi.
A very nice original car. I wanted to clean it up and make a cool cruiser out of it.
A nearly rust-free and straight northern Colorado body crushed.

DeSoto Fire Dome Hemi.

This guy wouldn't sell it for a reasonable price, even though I pleaded with him. He wanted this Hemi for his old International rat rod truck and was convinced that it was worth huge dollars because he'd seen them in magazines and on TV......