1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible | Photo Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible

The Adventurer, first introduced in 1956, represented a true milestone in quality and performance. Powered by a 355-horsepower, 345-cubic-inch Fireflite V-8 engine, the 1957 Adventurer was the first production vehicle to make the vaunted target of one horsepower per cubic-inch with the standard engine package.

1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible | Photo Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Not just a high-performance vehicle, the Adventurers were offered with automatic transmissions as standard and were available with a wide range of optional comfort and convenience equipment, including full power accouterments, air conditioning, a range of radio options, and a unique steering-wheel-mounted, self-winding clock. At a factory suggested retail price of $4,272, just 300 Adventurer convertibles were completed.

1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible | Photo Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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