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1959 De Soto Diplomat Deluxe

1959 De Soto Diplomat in Stormy Monday, Movie, 1988 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US — Made for: GB

1959 De Soto Diplomat Deluxe

Position 00:25:08 [*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


antp BE

2009-04-13 16:08


59caddyhog wrote Hi,
I am Andrew Hodgson from the UK.

From 1989 to 1999 I owned a 1959 DeSoto Diplomat with rare Right Hand Drive.
It features quite a lot in the film Stormy Monday from 1988.
The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Bean, Sting and Melanie Griffith.

The car appears at various times in the film but mainly 24.47, 28.28 and 34.23

Here are three screen shots in order that they occurred.

[Image: stormy1.5296.jpg] [Image: stormy2.2908.jpg] [Image: stormy3.7156.jpg]

dsl SX

2016-08-10 22:52


Googling about here's an earlier photo of WXR 8
[Image: desotowxr8.jpg]

Then see page 60-61 of this forum link
10-08-2012 comment from V11PYR_TRUCK (presumably Andrew Hodgson ^) - has photos
Quote Yes, I had the car from 89 to around 2000. I actually sold the plate to fund the 1st of 2 restos. It had been in Stormy Monday and I acquired it shortly after in the ghastly white and yellow colour scheme. It was rotten so I sold the plate and got it tarted up red and white with transit wheel arches shaped to fit. By 91, I decided to do it properly and got NOS lower quarters shipped from the States.

Cheers, Hog.

PS. The eagle eyed of you will notice on Anths photo that the plate reads OSK 889 and on my photos it's OSK 890. I got pulled up in Sunderland with the 890 tag and told it was incorrect. The DVLA had sent me a wrongly printed log book (she (DVLA) told me it was a million to 1 against the log book being wrong so I told her to put a quid on for me LOL) So I got the £25 re-imbursed off DVLA them and made some new states plates. The car is still alive but hasn't been on the road for a couple of years, it's somewhere down souf.


Quote You are indeed correct! It was a 1959 Plymouth Belvedere (according to the chassis tag) built in the Newark, Delaware Chrysler Plant. 318 with 2 barrel and 3 speed Torqueflite. They just stick a DeSoto Firedome front clip on and rebadge it.

Another twist was the dash. It's a RHD mirror image of a 57-58 Dodge dashboard so you get 3 cars for the price of one!!!! There is a 1959 Diplomat Coupe in France but it's based on a Fury and LHD. I honestly think this 59 with RHD is the Only One on the Planet.

2013 photo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dgk_88/11179019223

Registration number: OSK 889
✓ Taxed Tax due: 01 June 2017
MOT Exempt
Vehicle make DE SOTO
Date of first registration 21 April 1959
Year of manufacture 1959
Cylinder capacity (cc) 5212cc
Export marker No
Vehicle status Tax not due
Vehicle colour RED

dsl SX

2016-08-11 05:03


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