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1959 DeSoto Firedome
The 1959 DeSoto Firedome

1959 DeSoto Firedome

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.

 

1959 DeSoto Firedome Specification and Production

Model Number Body Style & Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Firedome Series
432 23 2 dr Sport Hardtop - 6P $3,234 3,840 lbs 9,171
433 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $3,398 3,895 lbs 2,862
434 43 4 dr Sport Hardtop - 6P $3,341 3,795 lbs 2,744
435 27 2 dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $3,653 4,015 lbs 299

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Firedome 126 in 221.1 in 78.7 in Not Available Not Available 8.50 x 14

1959 DeSoto Firedome Options

Description Description
Auto-Temp Push Button Heater Dual-jet Windshield Washers
Hand Brake Signal Light Outside Left Mirror
3-way Prismatic Mirror Vanity Mirror
License Plate Frame Ashtray Light
Trunk Light Touch-Tuner Radio
Rear Seat Speaker Electric Clock
Constant Control Power Steering Safe-Stop Power Brakes
Dual Exhausts  

 

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