|The 1959 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible|
1959 DeSoto Adventurer
In 1959, DeSoto revamped the front end to make it appear wider and lower which gave it a massive appearance on the road. Even the engines were bigger too. The Firesweep beholds a 361 cu. in. V8 while the Firedome and Fireflight increased to 383 cu. inches and the Adventurer models offered a dual four-barrel carburetor. Other improvements include swiveling front seats, air suspension in the rear, electronic headlight dimmer, push-button heater controls and sculpted roofs for more room. Unfortunatley, 1959 would be the last year for DeSoto Station Wagons and Convertibles.
Features on the Adventurer included a Torsion-Aire suspension, Level-Cruise, power steering, Safe-Stop power brakes, push button control transmission and sports swivel seats.
1959 DeSoto Adventurer Specification and Production
|Model Number||Body Style & Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Total Production|
|492||23||2 dr Sportsman - 6P||$4,427||3,980 lbs||590|
|495||27||2 dr Convertible Coupe - 6P||$4,749||4,120 lbs||97|
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Tread||Rear Tread||Tires|
|Adventurer||126 in||221.1 in||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||8.50 x 14|