1949 DeSoto Other

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Location: Bay City, MI
More than marketing hype, the 1949 DeSoto marked its first true post-WWII styling change andndash; it was longer, lower, wider and sleeker; really!</p><p>1949 was also remarkable because production didnandrsquo;t begin until December of andrsquo;48 and units didnandrsquo;t arrive in showrooms until March of andrsquo;49 andndash; all because of labor problems in andrsquo;48 that affected all Chrysler Corporation products.</p><p>3385 S-13-2 Custom Convertible Coupes were made in 1949. All featured 6 cylinder 236.6 CID/ 28.36 hp engines, power tops, elaborate gauge-filled dashes ANDandhellip; Tip-Toe Hydraulic Shift transmissions.</p><p>Besides reverse there were only two forward speed gearshift positions that could be selected manually with the clutch. High range provided 3rd and 4th gears for acceleration and cruising. Low range provided 1st and 2nd gears for extreme raw power and pulling might. In either range the driver controlled the gear selection via the gas pedal. It worksandhellip;it really worksandhellip; but, a standard shift was an available option for the less adventuresome.</p><p>This Convertible coupe is delightfully finished with great attention to the details. The top works like a charm. Fit and finish are superior and correct. The instrumentation all works as does the optional Weather Comfort system (heater/defrost). Documents include the carandrsquo;s Service Policy, its manual and option instructions.</p><p>This charming classic comes from a private Northeastern collection where staff kept it in tip top shape including the Tip-Toe tranny. It is also registered with the National DeSoto Club.</p><p>The Bay City Motor Company (www.tbcmc.com).</p><p>Inquire by phone (989-891-0900), e-mail or stop in (1124 N Water St. Bay City MI 48708). Since not all our cars are in one location, inquire ahead to be sure the classics you want to see are where you expect them to be. The Bay City Motor Company sells andamp; ships globally. Individual and professional inspections are strongly encouraged. Visit our website for more photos and information about us andamp; our cars!