DeSoto Diplomacy


Havana mystery-mobile – a Mercury, maybe?
   I WAS PUZZLED when I came across this chrome-toothed cruiser during one of my first trips to Cuba. The grille seemed vaguely Mercury, but the body lines, and especially the bump-out behind the back wheel, said Plymouth.
    Some type of amalgamation? Yes, I eventually learned, but one that came that way as a DeSoto Diplomat, an export model that was mainly a Plymouth with a front-end treatment from Chrysler's pricier DeSoto line.
  This one is a '55. It may be missing a few trim pieces, but hey  it still has all its teeth.




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