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1959 DeSoto Fireflite
The 1959 DeSoto Fireflite

1959 DeSoto Fireflite

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 Fireflite included a Turboflash V8 engine, push-button transmission, Torsion-Aire suspension, and Safe-Stop brakes.

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Specification and Production

Model Number Body Style & Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fireflite Series
452 23 2 dr Sportsman - 6P $3,831 3,910 lbs 1,393
453 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $3,763 3,920 lbs 4,480
454 43 4 dr Sportsman - 6P $3,888 3,950 lbs 2,364
455 27 2 dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $4,152 4,105 lbs 186
478 45A 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $4,216 4,170 lbs 271
479 45B 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $4,358 4,205 lbs 433

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Fireflite 126 in 221.1 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 8.50 x 14
Station Wagon 126 in 221.1 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 8.50 x 14

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Options

Description Description
Auto-Temp Push Button Heater Touch-Tuner Radio
3-way Prismatic Mirror Outside Left Mirror
Rear Seat Speaker Vanity Mirror
License Plate Frame Triad Horn
Dual Exhausts Stone Deflectors
Station Seeker Radio Power Windows
Outside Left Remote Control Mirror  

 

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