1959 DeSoto Fireflite
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1959 DeSoto Fireflite finished in Surf Green with Green interior. Powered by a 383c.i. 325hp/425lb-ft of torque V8 and backed by a Torqueflite push-button 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine features a 4bbl Edelbrock carburetor, Edelbrock performer intake manifold, and Edelbrock air cleaner.Features on this car consist of; dual exhaust, power steering, independent front suspension, 14 wheels with white wall tires, chrome hubcaps, backup lights, handbrake warning light, fender mirror, Touch-Tone radio with rear speaker, electric clock, dual rear antennas, washer bag, auto-temp push-button heater, exterior bright-work restored, complete interior reupholster with Yorktown pale green and Oxen dark green rewired engine bay, refreshed brakes, and repainted top and engine bay. Owner's manual, service manual, and recent service records on file.The 1955-1960 DeSoto started 1955 with what was considered a new forward-look design compared to its previous years. The design was a success and the car more than doubled in sales in 1955. With a few models available, the high-line car was the Fireflite. Overall, the look of all models was that of two-tone paint and lots of showy trim pieces. Most cars, especially the Fireflite, had many features that would have made any automaker envious at the time. 1956 featured an update to the forward-look design and upgraded the cars electrical system to 12-volt, making it more functional. Larger tailfins were added in 1957 to go along with the fin wars that was happening at the time. Hard times hit in 1958 and public interest in the DeSoto brand fell. Through the hard times, the Fireflite remained the high-line car for the brand and they made it through. Once again, in 1959, the car was redesigned and featured large protruding bumpers, longer tailfins, and full-length color panel strips. The Fireflite name ended in 1960 though some 1961 models were created based on the Fireflite design. After the fall of the Fireflite, DeSoto was on its way out of business by 1961.For more information on this gorgeous 1959 DeSoto Fireflite or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team, or always feel free to stop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - Where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, Park Place Ltd is Home to the West Coast's Most Diverse Inventory of Luxury, Exotic, Collectible and Special Interest Automobiles. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!


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