The McCandless Collection

1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible


Not Just A Museum

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.

One of 97 convertibles made. Powered by a high-performance 383 CI V8 engine offering 350 HP with dual Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetors in tandem with a push­-button operated TorqueFlite automatic transmission, this Adventurer has a dizzying array of features including power brakes, power steering, power windows, a power-operated and swiveling driver’s bucket seat, and a power-operated convertible top. An AM radio, clock, padded dash and unique Adventurer-specific upholstery round out the interior package. The exterior is complemented by a set of virtually impossible-to-find Adventurer wheel covers with unique bullet-shaped centers, as well as gold emblems, model identification scripts and trim components.

The DeSoto Adventurer Convertible of 1959 is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream come true. With its sleek, aerodynamic design and powerful V8 engine, 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.

One of the things that makes the 1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible so special is the fact that it was only produced for one year. 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.

Overall, the 1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible is a true classic car enthusiast’s dream. Its combination of sleek design, advanced features, and powerful performance make it a truly remarkable vehicle. If you ever have the chance to own or drive one of these cars, don’t hesitate to take it, it’s a truly rare and special experience.

1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible

Preserving the history of Cars and many other vintage automotive memorabilia from "The Forward Look Era" (1955-1961)

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