To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event, June 1-3, 2012.Estimate:$ 65,000 - $ 75,000 US1959 was to all intents and purposes the last year for DeSoto as an independent marque. More importantly, it was the final year for convertible Desotos. This example is particularly impressive and appears to be completely original other than a single repaint and top replacement. The chrome still sparkles and the body is straight. Underhood its presentation and appearance is consistent with the rest of the car, clean, sharp and unrestored. It has an automatic transmission, power steering, wide bias-ply whitewall tires, hubcaps, radio, dual rear antennas and a blue vinyl power top with matching boot cover. It evidences its long history with a single owner where it obviously was loved and treated to sympathetic, continuous care as needed. Pieces like this are rarely found, even less rarely in such a rare model as the 1959 DeSoto Firesweep convertible, one of only 596 built in this last year of DeSotos convertible body style.