1959 De Soto Firedome 383/305HP V8 4 Door Sedan

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Type: Used
Year: 1959
Make: De Soto
Model: Firedome 383/305HP V8 4 Door Sedan
Body: 4 Door Sedan
Engine Size: 383/305HP V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 14793
VIN: M431100153
Stock: 100153
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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and striking and mostly unrestored survivor example of this 1959 DeSoto Firedome 383/305HP CID V8 4 door 6 passenger sedan in a striking two-tone 'Caribbean Blue & Aztec Silver' factory color paint with the 383/305HP V8 engine with the 'Torqueflite' push button automatic transmission with  factory options including all original nylon & vinyl interior trim, foam seat cushions, full floor carpeting, padded dash, variacle speed windshield wipers, backup lights, stainless steel bodyside and window moldings, full wheel covers, and the following attributes;

1959 DE SOTO FIREDOME 4 DOOR SEDAN
383 C.I. 305HP V8
3 SPD TORQUEFLITE PUSH BUTTON TRANS ($227)
CARIBBEAN BLUE & AZTEC SILVER
1 OF ONLY 2,862 BUILT IN '59

SERIAL # 153 - PART OF THE DE SOTO DRIVEAWAY IN THE FALL OF 1958 - THIS WAS AN ADVERTISING EVENT WHERE THE FIRST 1500 DE SOTOS WERE STAGED AT THE DETROIT FAIRGROUNDS & DRIVEN FROM THERE TO THE RESPECTIVE DEALERS PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

VERY RARE FACTORY A/C & FACTORY REAR AIR SUSPENSION (WITH 2 X COMPRESSORS IN THE ENGINE) - AUTOMATICALLY LEVELING THE CAR VIA A VALVE MOUNTED BETWEEN THE BODY & THE AXLE.

433 COLORSWEEP PAINT & MLDG
15 5 TIRES WSW RAYON 8.50 X 14
301 POWER STEERING ($106)
302 POWER BRAKES ($43)
331 MANUAL ANTENNA 60"
341 FOUR SEASON AIR CONDITIONER ($403)
396 LEVEL CRUISE RIDE AIR SUSPENSION
441 TOUCH TUNER RADIO
501 UNDERCOATING
533 AXLE RATIO 3.31:1
HEATER & DEFROSTER ($98)
ANTIFREEZE
FULL WHEEL COVERS
AM RADIO ($94)

SOLD NEW AT JACK JOHNSON MOTORS, MARION, OH

By 1959 Chrysler had incorporated DeSoto under its marketing and design team and introduced several new engineering features including the 383 CID V8 being introduced as the top-of-the-line engine providing a 350HP rating in the Adventurer series. The front headlights were set in hooded front fenders like the Chrysler although the grille and bumper arrangements remained different. The 'Panoramic' rear window was available on the Firedome Sportsman models. 

Inside all new 'Fashion Vogue' interior colors and fabrics were introduced along with a restyled instrument panel. Topping off the dashboard was an instrument panel safety cushion which came standard on the Firedome's and Fireflite's and optional on the other models. Gauges were grouped in front of the driver with a horizontally mounted 'Safety Color Accuribbon' speedometer that changed colors as the speed increased. It was Green at 30mph, White at 30-50mph and Red when over 50mph! 

This was to be the very last year for the Firesweep and Firedome series and all convertibles and station wagons, Sportsman hardtops and high performance 4 BBL Adventurer's. This was the last year too for body-on-frame construction before being replaced by unibody for the end-of-the-line models in 1960.


The 383/305HP V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent! This particular car also drives absolutely magnificently - it must really be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!


This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of a rare and absolutely beautiful and quite exceptional unrestored survivor 1959 DeSoto Firedome 4 door sedan which is a perfect car for the DeSoto enthusiast who would appreciate it's rare authentic originality or simply a great daily driving and turn-key ready example of one very fine classic 1950's American classic car for any classic American classic car collector!


 

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