1947 DeSoto. This is one of those "too good not to save

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  Lot #152  (Sale Order: 152 of 319)  
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1947 DeSoto. This is one of those "too good not to save" cars Daryl Hemken purchased from a collector in 1979. With just 31,000 original miles on the odometer, the car was destined to be used as a parts car for Hemken's 1948 DeSoto convertible. The roof and windshield were caved in when the former owner's storage garage had a roof collapse, so he let it go at auction. Hemken brought it home, realized how nice the car was and with a repaint it's now ready for the road. The '47 DeSoto's were dead ringers for the '46 models due to material shortages post-WW2, but the 237ci straight six engine and dependable manual three-speed transmission made these solid purchases. This one runs nice and still shows it is well worth saving.

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This item is part of Hemken Auto Museum Collection
 Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 | 9:00 AM  Central
 
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1947 DeSoto. This is one of those "too good not to save
1947 DeSoto. This is one of those "too good not to save
Lot number: 152
Seller: Rich Penn Auctions
Event: Hemken Auto Museum Collection
Ends: Saturday, September 18 | 9:00 AM  Central

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