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1947 Desoto S-11 Custom Taxi

Vehicle Description


1947 Desoto S-11 Custom Taxi Restomod

Auction Estimate $50,000 – $75,000

• Chevy “V-8” 8-Cylinder, 330 Horse Power Crate Engine

• General Motors Turbo Hydramatic 700 R4 4 Speed Automatic Transmission

• Rack & Pinion Power Steering

• Power Disc Brakes

• Power Windows

• “Vintage Air” Air Conditioning

• 12 Volt Electrical Power & Wiring Harness

• Dual 5″ Amber Fog Lights

• XM Radio

• New Carpet, Interior, Upholstery, Headliner Throughout

• Vintage Argo Efficient Instruments Corporation Taxi Meter


The taxi lights are ORIGINAL glass taxi lights from the DeSoto Taxi factory from the 1940’s at a cost of $3500.00!!


This beautifully restored 1947 Taxi was prominently featured in the 2017 movie “The Founder”; the true story of Ray Croc and the rise of McDonald’s starring Michael Keaton. It features beautiful yellow and red paint with new 2 tone burgundy and tan leather interior and restored and refinished woodgrain. The 350 Chevy crate engine is backed by a new automatic transmission. It is the best of both worlds – correct vintage styling with all the modern conveniences you would want: power windows, power steering, air conditioning and XM radio. The taxi meter and lights complete the look. The addition of this 1947 Desoto Taxi will undoubtedly ‘Supersize’ you collection!

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Vehicle Details

  • Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2018
  • Lot: 328
  • Status: Consignment
  • Year: 1947
  • Make: DeSoto
  • Model: S-11 Custom Taxi

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