This one-off 1954 DeSoto concept will be up for auction this January.
For classic car collectors with money to burn, Christmas time will come around this year in early January at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And for those looking for something that's truly one-of-a-kind, we may have just found your ideal present. This one-off 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept is perhaps one of the most beautiful classic coupes we've ever seen.
It was designed by Ghia's Luigi Segre and Giovanni Savonuzzi (Italian, of course) along with some assistance from Virgil Exner, who was head of Chrysler design at the time. The car was built on a Chrysler Imperial platform and powered by a HEMI V8 that mated to an automatic slushbox. It went on the motor show circuit in 1955 and was later bought by King Mohammed V of Morocco. He owned the car until 1985 when he sold it to Armand Archer, an American diplomat. Since that time, it's been fully restored. And now it'll be up for auction at the 41st annual Barrett-Jackson auction beginning on January 15th until the 22nd.