The McCandless Collection

1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible


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The McCandless Collection will take you back to the days of "The Forward Look Era" automotive design, racing, and drivers themselves. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. With so many classic vehicles under one roof, we have something everyone will get excited about.

The Adventurer was DeSoto’s limited-production glamour and performance model, and one of the most appealing and dramatic products of Chrysler’s Forward Look era. In 1957 it was available as a hardtop coupe or convertible, strictly in either black or white, both with a contrasting “side spear” and interior in Adventurer Gold Poly, and matching gold-anodized aluminum trim, wheels, and hardware accents. Even the carpet glittered, having been woven with gold metallic threads.

Under the hood was a Hemi V-8, bored out by 20-thousandths of an inch and dressed with a performance camshaft and dual quads, so that it would produce the magic one horsepower per cubic inch, 375 in total. Adventurers built between 1956 and 1959 were limited in production, but the 1957 model was especially so, having been introduced later than the rest of that year’s DeSoto line. There was no mention of the model in the catalogue and no Adventurer brochure – just an insert for the owner’s manual, welcoming owners to the “elite Adventurer family.” Elite, indeed; in 1957, only 300 convertibles were made.

The 1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream. With its sleek, aerodynamic design, powerful V8 engine and advanced features, this car is a testament to the engineering ingenuity of the 1950s.

The design of the Adventurer Convertible, particularly the long hood and short rear deck, gives it a sporty and sophisticated look that is sure to turn heads. The car is also equipped with a number of advanced features for its time, including power steering, power brakes, and a push-button automatic transmission, making it a true representation of American automotive design of the era.

One of the things that makes the 1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible so special is the fact that it was only produced for a few years. This makes it a truly rare and collectible vehicle. Additionally, the convertible version of the Adventurer was only available in a limited number, making it even more sought after by classic car enthusiasts.

Driving the Adventurer Convertible is an experience like no other. The car’s powerful V8 engine provides plenty of power and the push-button automatic transmission makes it easy to shift gears. The car’s handling is also excellent, thanks to its advanced suspension system. The convertible top is easy to operate and provides a great way to enjoy sunny days on the road.

1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible

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