Woah. Dude. It's like the Mona Lisa of DeSotos...

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I mean... It’s... It’s just so clean. Too clean, if there could be such a thing. The car almost doesn’t even look real, it’s so clean. And the condition it’s in! To call it pristine would be an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a car in a museum that’s in quite as good shape as this...

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It’s so utterly perfect, it looks like it drove straight out of an old print ad! There’s not a dent in sight, not a single speck of dust, chrome trim all perfectly straight and aligned... And the tires look almost unreal. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is actually in better condition now than it was when it rolled off the production line! And what makes it even weirder is that it’s not even a particularly sought-after car. It’s just an ordinary, four-door 1950 DeSoto, the type of car an average family would’ve owned. It’s certainly not the usual kind of car to receive this level of restoration...

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It’s simply stunning... There’s no other word for it. Who does this to a 1950 DeSoto sedan? Not that I’m complaining. Clearly, this thing must’ve been a labor of love. I really want to know what the motivation was to put so much money and effort into a car like that... Was it perhaps a sentimental thing, or did someone just really want to have the world’s most immaculate 50's sedan? You could easily argue that it’s now far too perfect to actually drive, and you’d probably be right, but I’m not even mad. This thing is beautiful. If you ask me, it has transcended the level of car and has become not just a work of art, but a time capsule. It’s not every day you see such a perfect representation of what the average family drove back then. Besides, if you really want to drive it, I’m sure there are plenty of other DeSoto sedans out there in decent shape you could pick up for a few grand.

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Turns out, this car is actually for sale, and the seller is asking $39,000 for it. That’s a lot of money for a 1950 DeSoto sedan, but when are you ever going to see another one in this condition? I’m guessing the restoration probably cost a lot more than 40 grand, too.

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