1941 Desoto Custom Series S8CEmail Send Email
1941 Desoto Custom Series S8CEmail Send Email
Model:S8C Sedan
Body Type:4-Door Sedan
Exterior Color:Navy Blue
Interior:Gray Mohair Bench Seats with Wood Grain Dash and Door Accents
Transmission:Manual Shift, 3-Speed
Comment:My father's car. First car I ever drove...in early teens.


Original Base Price: $1295.00
Number Produced: 120
Wheelbase: 121.5-Inches
Track, Front: 57-Inches
Track, Rear: 60.28-Inches
Length: 207.75-Inches
Curb Weight: 3219-Pounds
Engine: Inline, 6-Cylinder
Displacement: 228 CID
Compression Ratio: 6.8:1
BHP (Brake Horsepower): 105@3600rpm
Rated Horsepower: 27.3
Carburetor: CARTER, Single, Downdraft
Transmission: 3-Speed, column shifted
Differential: 4.10:1
Front Suspension: Independent Coil Springs
Rear Suspension: Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Brakes: Hydraulic, 4-Wheel
Front Brakes: 11-Inch, Drum
Rear Brakes: 11-Inch Drum
Ignition: Distributor and Coil
Battery: 6-Volt
Tire Size: 6.5 x 16
Fuel Capacity: 17-Gallons
Oil Capacity: 5-Quarts
Cooling System: Centrifugal Water Pump, 18-Quarts


Desoto, owned by Walter Chrysler was designated as the “Working Man’s Chrysler”. More reasonably priced than Chrysler’s offerings it was thought of as owning a prestigious car – without the prestigious price!

Beautiful example of the “Art Deco” period of American Car Design. Rounded fenders and contoured body panels created smooth, flowing lines that continued all around the vehicle. Abundance of chrome accented the large frame of the vehicle including the hood ornament featuring the appearance of a beautiful woman. Push-bar, front bumpers added security while finishing the front end appearance of the vehicle. Wide, Whitewall Tires are mounted on Steel Rims, trimmed with Baby Moon hub caps and complemented with Chrome Trim Rings.

Interior features full instrumentation that includes Fuel Level Gauge, Oil Pressure, Water Temperature and Amperage. Other features include interior heater, wood accents mohair covered bench seats and door panels, carpeted floors and headliner.