The 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban was the most expensive of the 1946-1948 DeSoto line. This 139.5-inch-wheelbase, eight-passenger sedan was also equipped with a fold-down rear seat, and no trunk partition. This model was a favorite of livery services for hauling a great deal of luggage along with their passengers. Fine wood trim (and wood grain) was found inside, and wood combined with metal in the standard roof rack.

1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban
1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban sedan.
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Pluses of the 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban:
  • One of the more unique DeSotos, and among the more interesting early-postwar models
  • Well built
Minuses of the 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban:
  • Dowdy styling
  • Hard to find on the collector market
Production of the 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban:
7,500

Specifications of the 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban:
Wheelbase, inches: 139.5
Length, inches
: 225.3
Weight, pounds
: 3,974-4,012
Price, new
: $2,093-2,631 (U.S.)


Engines for the 1946-1948 DeSoto Custom Suburban:

Type Size
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
236.6 cc
109 1946-1948

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