Do you know this car?

fankofffankoff Member Posts: 1
edited March 2015 in General
Few weeks ago I found this car rotting in a backyard out in the open and while trying to find who the owner is, I first need to find out what that car actually is. If you can recognize this model, any hints will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much

in advance!


  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 56,981
    1938 DeSoto, I believe. Looks like a LWB model, probably with jumpseats.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    I think The Fin is right.

    The regular sedans were on a 119" wheelbase while the long wheelbase sedan, limousine and taxi were on a 136" wheelbase. The LWB models had two jump seats in the rear passenger area - they folded up against the back of the front seat. The front doors were the same as used on the 2 door sedans.

    If it's a LWB (you can measure center hub to center hub) that is a very rare car (one of only 513 built). Whether it's valuable or not is another question. Many rare cars are not particularly valuable for one reason or another, but basically it's the supply and demand equation.

    It would make a pretty cool rod, but you'd never get the money out of it that you put in.
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