Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1956 DeSoto Fireflite

Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1956 DeSoto Fireflite

This is the seventh in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Palm Beach auction

Lot 717.1 is a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite convertible that has undergone a professional frame-off restoration in which everything was new or rebuilt.

The car has a 330cid dual-quad Hemi engine and automatic transmission.

The original paint colors were reproduced during the restoration.

The car also has its Benrus steering-wheel clock — the Desotomatic — that winds itself as the car is steered while driving.

The car is part of the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection.

Barrett-Jackson’s annual Palm Beach auction is scheduled for April 12-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

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