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1956 De Soto Fireflite

1956 De Soto Fireflite in La fabuleuse histoire de la DS CitroŽn, Documentary, 1998

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1956 De Soto Fireflite

[*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle

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Weasel1984 PL

2007-09-12 21:26

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The blue one.

Buc84 US

2007-09-13 02:39

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Looks like a De Soto

car nerd US

2007-09-13 08:44

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Yes and I believe it's a 1956.

pilou BE

2007-09-13 18:27

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Agree , a 1956 DeSoto,hard to tell if it is a Fireflite or a Firedome here

Indygo US

2007-10-07 18:34

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For some reason I'm looking at the blcak one one the left. I think that one's a concept car.
I have a two great books on concept cars (I'll have to dig one of them up).

Story of this concept:

Car was being shipped from Karmmen Ghia facilities to De Soto plant. Unfortunately, the ocean liner carrying it sunk(!). It was the copy and the design was also lost.

chris40 UK

2007-10-07 21:25

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Indygo wrote ... Story of this concept:

Car was being shipped from Karmmen Ghia facilities to De Soto plant. Unfortunately, the ocean liner carrying it sunk(!). It was the copy and the design was also lost.

Wasn't this the Chrysler Norseman, that went down with the Andrea Doria in 1956?
Quote from Wikipedia on the Andrea Doria:
'The sinking produced a footnote in automotive history, as it resulted in the loss of the Chrysler Norseman, an advanced "one-off" prototype car which had been built for Chrysler by Ghia in Italy. The Norseman had been announced as a major attraction of the 1957 auto show circuit. However, it had not been shown to the public prior to the disaster, and was lost, along with other cars in the Doria's 50-car garage including a Rolls Royce.'

I thought the Norseman looked rather more radical than the one in the main picture, and I found this:

http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/GhiaStory/Ghia222-reg.jpg


-- Last edit: 2007-10-07 21:26:16

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