It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles

It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583881729
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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In between DeSoto's introduction in 1928 and its demise in 1961 would come 32 years of wonderful styling, bright colors, and power to spare.

DeSotos were billed as "a lot of car for the money" and sales proved it. DeSoto was purely an American effort. One look at the graceful flying lady mascot on the hood of a DeSoto S-11 is all it takes to see that it was a different era - a time in American automotive history that is forever gone.

Revisit this era in a concise history of this magnificent marque - illustrated with colorful pictures, period advertising, artist renderings and contemporary black and white factory photos that show the fine details of these beautiful cars.

The author

Dennis is not new to automotive writing - besides authoring Fifties Fins, How to Restore Classic Toys, and History of the Tonka Toy Company, his work has appeared in Car Collector, Cars & Parts, Special Interest Autos, and Automobile Quarterly. He's been involved in the Society of Automotive Historians, American Truck Historical Society, Classic Car Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America, amongst being involved with esteemed events like judging for the Greenwich Concours de Elegance and the Councours de Elegance of the Eastern United States. To further prove his candidacy  for this subject, Dennis was the winner of the 1998 Hernando DeSoto Award and was also the Technical Editor of the National DeSoto club.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583881729
Illustrations: 60 b&w and 60 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.25 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 6.35 mm
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