1950 DeSoto Custom S14 Fluid Drive PROJECT

1950 DeSoto S14 Custom for sale in Belmont, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Belmont, California, United States
Make: DeSoto
Model: S14
Trim: Custom
Year: 1950
VIN: S1484584
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Fluid Drive
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for DeSoto S14 1950

Listing for a friend. All questions will be answered by the owner.
Bidders with feedback score of less than 10 please contact me first before placing your bid, otherwise your bid will be cancelled.
NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $500 is due within 24 hours of auction end. Car must be picked up within 30 days.
If you 're local to SF Bay Area you are more than welcome to inspect car in person.
Offered here is:
1950 DeSoto Custom S14 sedan with Fluid Drive transmission - PROJECT under restoration. Second picture was taken in 2002, the rest show restoration progress. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS.
This is a 100% original, 100% complete and 100% rust free California car, came from LA plant and spent all its life in California. Body is straight, all hinges are tight – you can close any door with a push of a finger. I am the third owner and own it since 2001. Clear title in my name. Currently on PNO, no back fees. Comes with original CA yellow-on-black plates.
Some time ago I've started a frame-off restoration - frame, suspension, steering gear, rear axle and brakes are 100% restored. Due to my personal circumstances I will not be able to complete this restoration. Thousands invested in parts and labor – you can have it for a fraction of that. Every single part that was removed from the car including those that were replaced is included. I also have lots of NOS parts that I've collected over the years (including a full set of NOS fenders) that will be sold separately.
As of now it is a rolling/steering project ready to load on a flat bed.
Work done up to date:
- front clip, fenders, engine, transmission, suspension, rear axle removed;
- frame dropped from underneath the body and completely dissembled;
- frame and underside of the body were stripped, cleaned and painted;
- frame reassembled and reunited with the body;
- suspension, steering and rear axle rebuilt and reinstalled;
- brakes refilled with a DOT 5 fluid.
Every single bearing, cup, and seal was replaced with NOS part. Every single part used in the reassembly was either NOS or a rebuilt except for:
- new frame to body mount cushions from Steele Rubber;
- new model correct coil and leaf springs from Eaton Detroit Spring;
- new stainless steel brake and fuel lines formed after originals;
- new aftermarket shocks;
- new aftermarket wheel brake cylinders.

Work needed to complete restoration:
- rebuild/reinstall original engine/transmission or go restomod and fit modern components;
- new wiring harness;
- upholstery;
- paint job.
The car is located and can be viewed in Belmont, CA. I'm open to offers.
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