Thursday, April 12, 2018

1954 DeSoto


nzcarnerd said...

Carjam says this one is 1956. It is an Australian-built SP25 model, which used the 1953-54 body and frame. My grandparents had one the same (also 1956) in which I drove them around quite a bit during 1968 when my grandfather had had his hip done.

nzcarnerd said...

More - on carjam the engine number starts with a P - that means it is a Plymouth engine - the US built short block side valve 230. The badge on the front of the fender that says Diplomat also has the word Custom. I never did find out what distinguished a Custom from a regular one.