1959 DeSoto Firesweep
The 1959 DeSoto Firesweep

1959 DeSoto Firesweep

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 Firesweep included a Turboflash V8 engine, Torsion-Aire suspension, and Safe-Stop brakes.  

1959 DeSoto Firesweep Specification and Production

Model Number Body Style & Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Firesweep Series
412 23 2 dr Sportsman - 6P $2,967 3,625 lbs 5,481
413 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,904 3,670 lbs 9,649
414 43 4 dr Sportsman - 6P $3,038 3,700 lbs 2,875
415 27 2 dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $3,315 3,840 lbs 596
476 45A 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,366 3,950 lbs 1,054
477 45B 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $3,508 3,980 lbs 1,179

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Firesweep 122 in 217.1 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 8.00 x 14
Station Wagon 126 in 216.1 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 8.50 x 14

1959 DeSoto Firesweep Options

Description Description
Auto-Temp Push Button Heater Touch-Tuner Radio
3-way Prismatic Mirror Outside Left Mirror
Electric Clock Vanity Mirror
License Plate Frame Safe-Stop Power Brakes
Constant Control Power Steering Dual-jet Windshield Washers
Variable Speed Windshield Washers Map & Glove Box Light
Ashtray Light Trunk Light
Rear Dome Light in Station Wagons Wheel Covers
Back-up Lights Hand Brake Signal Light
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