I've owned this car for 13 years, and have worked on it on and off. I'll be posting pics of the car with descriptions from the day I picked it up up through where I am today. These pics are from the day I picked up the car. I was told about the car from a friend who initially was interested in it for the engine only. He was building a '32 Ford Roadster at the time. He had thought that the DeSoto blocks has the extended bell housing and had decided not to buy it because of that. He was wrong about the block and I was the winner of the car. While I had heard of a DeSoto, I knew nothing of them and needed to do my homework. All I knew was the car had a Hemi and was a two door hardtop and the price was right, so I drug it home. No papers on the car and it had been sitting since 1969. I have the plate with the sticker on it. DMV would not let me keep the plates as I could not prove they were original to the car since there were no papers. I still have the plates though. The car was 98% complete. The guy who had it pulled the grill out and stuck it in his basement as everyone that came by wanted to buy the grill and not the car. He was afraid someone would steal it. The profile of the car really appealed to me and of course the grill, one of a kind. The back glass is actually three pieces. I learned the hard tops and the convertibles were based on the same body design and the production numbers were pretty low. While you see the sedans around the hard tops are a rare bird. The model is a Firedome Sportsman to be specific.