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1959 DeSoto Adventurer
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
Adventurer Series
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

Chassis Data

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



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