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1957 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Two-Door Hardtop Coupe [S-25]

1957 De Soto Firedome Sportsman [S-25] in In Cold Blood, Movie, 1996 IMDB

Class: Cars, CoupÚ — Model origin: US

1957 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Two-Door Hardtop Coupe [S-25]

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mrcadillac SX

2006-07-23 11:36

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Guess: '58-59 Plymouth or DeSoto

archi87 FR

2006-07-23 16:12

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1957 DeSoto Sportsman Hardtop Coupe. Not sure if it's a Firesweep or a Firedome. I would say a Firesweep.

pilou BE

2006-07-24 17:49

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It is a Firesweep ( with the smaller Dodge chassis of 122 inches): Fireflites had a chromed "V" located on the upper front fender side molding trim .This would have been visible here if present.

58Roadmaster US

2007-11-26 14:05

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It's a Firedome (next step up). Note the difference in rear roof pillars for Sportsman hardtops:
Firesweep 57: http://www.forwardlook.net/calendars/calendar2003/webimages/2003-16.jpg
Firedome EDIT: Fireflite 57: http://mclellansautomotive.com/photos/B7097-2.jpg

1957 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 2d hardtop coupe [S25]

aw, crap, this is the real Firedome Sportsman: http://www.angelfire.com/de/petrus/page17.html (click 4th image)


-- Last edit: 2007-11-26 15:32:02

andre1969 US

2008-09-09 02:58

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Yeah, that's definitely a Firedome. From that angle, the quickest way to tell a Firedome from a Firesweep is the front wheel opening. On the Firedome, as well as all the longer DeSotos and Chryslers, the top of the wheel opening swoops all the way to the front of the car, as it does here. The Firesweep used the same front fenders as a Dodge or Plymouth, which were different and not as sleek.

As for the chrome "V", that was the Fireflite. Possibly the Adventurer, too. Fireflites also had a taller rear window than the Firedome or Firesweep.

As for the '57 Firesweep that 58Roadmaster posted, that one's wearing some extra trim, which was available at extra cost. Namely that thick chrome strip along the rain gutter, and the chrome (probably an aluminum piece, actually) at the base of the C-pillar. That one also looks like it has an extra strip of chrome around the rear window.

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