1956 DeSoto Fireflite Indy 500 Pace Car Convertible
This is a unique opportunity to own an original 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Indy 500 Pacecar.
And we ourselves are very proud that we can offer you this extremely rare DeSoto.
Fewer than 400 of these were built!
And in this condition probably a unique rarity in Europe, if not worldwide!!
In January 1956, DeSoto announced it had been selected to run the 1956 Indianapolis 500 Race.
DeSoto chose a Fireflite convertible with special interior and exterior finishes.
Like all Fireflite Indy 500 Pace Cars, it features a 330 cu-in with 256 hp Hemi V8
A heavy-duty transmission and stiffer suspension completed the performance features.
All this then ensured that the Pace Car could reach a top speed of 230 km/h.
Because the Pace Car was never designated as a separate model, accurate production records do not exist.
But it is believed that less than 400 were produced, and of these there are probably only about 35 left worldwide today.
The paintwork is in excellent condition and the chrome also has a deep shine.
The comfortable interior with gold vinyl upholstery and brown fabric inserts
is also in very good condition and almost as good as new.
The 5.4 liter V8 engine runs well and the automatic transmission shifts perfectly.
Fitted with white wall tires and beautiful original gold hubcaps that perfectly match the entire optics, this Desoto looks great.
This Desoto Pacecar is also equipped with:
automatic Push button transmission
electrically operated convertible top
electrically operated front seat
electrically operated windows
DeSotomatic steering clock
gold colored radiator grille
original gold turbine style hubcaps
A real unique rarity for the special classic cars enthusiast, don’t miss it!
For more information you should contact us.
US Import, This car already has been imported in the European Union.
All import taxes and fees are already paid for.
The car has a US Title and EU Customs documents.
We can organize transport for you.
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