Legacy Motors Presents FORUMS: Hosted by Gene Parrill
  New News New Releases List & Reviews Legacy Motors Auctions Forums Features Register FAQs Clubs
  Forum 24 ·  Forum 18 ·  Forum 43 ·  Forum 64 ·  The Lounge ·  Register ·  Help ·  Guidelines ·  Support Zone

Diecast Forums Forum 43 Diecast Zone

Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Monday February 11, 2019 at 4:22 PM
DeSoto limousine? (pic) That brings back memories.

I was a boy of 15 or so, working in the local drug store, stocking, fixing ice cream sodas, and enjoying my 50 cents an hour. It was about 1955, and one of my good experiences happened several times. A long gray DeSoto would pull up out front and a busy lady would bustle from behind the steering wheel, come inside, and always order the same- a small cone of Biltmore vanilla ice cream, well tamped down, with an extra napkin to protect it from the elements. Then, as she went about her shopping, I would ring up the payment of the 7 cents, and then I carefully carried the non-dripping cone to the rear seat window; it lowered with a whir (My first experience with a powered window!), and a much more elderly lady leaned forward just slightly, took the ice cream, and then lightly pressed a nickel into my hand. I always said, "Thank you, Mrs. Porter." And my day was made.
As I checked for a picture of something similar to her DeSoto, I also found this, and I apologize for its incomplete state.

from the ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES, 15 August 1959, p. 1

Go back to Diecast Forums Forum 43 Diecast Zone

Message thread:

1952 De Soto still hard at work. And no, it's not in Cuba by Graeme Ogg #25337
Great video, thanks for posting. Hope you don't get "spanked" for it, LOL. (EOM) by Mark Sweeney #25337.1
De Soto at work by Alan Dinsmore #25337.2
Love it, and here's one that showed up in my drive recently by John Quilter #25337.2.1
Liked it. Car had more teeth in its grille than the driver's. A tough life. (EOM) by Randall Olson #25337.2.2
Thanks for posting here the 1:43 by Jacques Roest #25337.3
And some homemade variations by John Quilter #25337.3.1
No limo, John? Oh, you lazy boy. (EOM) by Graeme Ogg #25337.3.1.1
DeSoto limousine? (pic) That brings back memories. by David Holcombe #25337.
Fascinating! I've heard of O'Henry but never read any of his stories (EOM) by John Roberts #25337.
John, O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) lived in Austin in the mid-1890s by Rick Thompson #25337.
Well there is a Western Models 1949 Desoto Limo by John Quilter #25337.
Pretty well the last Westerns issued, too. (EOM) by Randall Olson #25337.
John, the only 1949 De Soto that I know of was made by by Alex Taylor #25337.
I stand corrected, its a 1950, Western Models #107 (EOM) by John Quilter #25337.
Double checking my shelves I do find some 1949 Desotos by John Quilter #25337.
John, I also have these three models. You don't think Alex could have made a mistake do you? (EOM) by Bob Jackman #25337.
Nice group John. I haven't seen the NEO before although, of course the Brooklin is very well known (EOM) by John Roberts #25337.
Plenty of responses to this post. Must have struck a chord! Heck, my farmer grandpa had a DeS sedan. (EOM) by Randall Olson #25337.4

New News  ·  List & Reviews  ·  Legacy Motors  ·  Auctions  ·  Forums  ·  Polls  ·  Features  ·  Register  ·  FAQs  ·  Clubs

Copyright © 2019 Legacy Diecast Models and Diecast Zone