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1959 De Soto Firesweep

1959 De Soto Firesweep in Mad Max 2, Movie, 1981 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1959 De Soto Firesweep

Position 00:48:54 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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antp BE

2004-12-03 23:29

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00-48-54

Nightrider RU

2006-02-06 21:45

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Anyone knows a model?
I'm not big in DeSotos but hope,that they use different side trim for different models...

wrenchhead US

2006-02-06 22:34

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Its a 1959

Nightrider RU

2006-02-06 22:54

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I see.
Firesweep, Firedome or Fireflite?

wrenchhead US

2006-02-09 00:34

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I think it is a Firesweep it has no name tag on the side. The Firedome and Fireflite of that year had name tags on the front fender and the Fireflite had a medallian just above the V in the side trim.

-- Last edit: 2006-02-09 00:36:41

andre1969 US

2006-06-13 17:01

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It's a '59 Firesweep. In '59 it's much harder to tell a Firesweep apart from a Firedome/Fireflite than in '57-58, but the '59 has a 4-inch shorter wheelbase, all of it taken out between the cowl and the front axle. It's hard to tell from that angle, but from other angles the shorter front-end clip of the Firesweep is much more noticeable.

58Roadmaster US

2007-11-26 14:09

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model 413

DynaMike NL

2007-11-26 14:22

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?? My info says [MS1-L41]...

58Roadmaster US

2007-11-26 22:55

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You are correct, My book put the MS1-L in the heading to the chassis code table for 59 models (why?) so I overlooked it. Body style is indeed 41, but interestingly, the table includes a model column (again only for 59 the latest year shown in the book) and that is the 413. Stay with DynaMike's chassis code.

T AU

2008-01-20 01:25

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In Australia it was more likely called a Chrysler Royal.

T

Cycolac Fan EN

2008-02-21 21:43

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It got totally destroyed sadly, burnt out then had the front stove in by the Mack towing the tanker when they leave the compound

nubby US

2008-03-29 19:39

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Now that's one Bad-ass car! Yeah, too bad it got destroyed.

-- Last edit: 2008-03-29 19:39:58

midpuzzle CA

2009-09-29 01:12

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this car looks awsome minus the fact that its pink

CRAFT372 US

2010-05-10 00:21

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I think that Pink made it look awsomer butt the name Firesweep was pretty ironic

55 Roadmaster CA

2010-05-12 15:06

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Sorry T not a Chrysler Royal they were based on a 56 Plymouth. Interesting side note, all 59 Plymouth, Dodge and DeSoto's in Australia had right hand drive 57 Dodge dashboard.

rjluna2 US

2011-03-10 22:40

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Here is from Wikipedia that tells us that is assembled via CKD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeSoto_Firesweep#Australian_production
Link to "en.wikipedia.org"

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rjluna2 US

2011-05-08 03:46

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p5 coupe AU

2011-07-18 13:31

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Looks like it's sitting high above chassis on body blocks

Moester AU

2012-08-18 04:21

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Apart from being pink and sitting too high, it is a shame this gets destroyed the way it does.

Nightrider RU

2013-06-12 10:23

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rjluna2 US

2013-06-12 13:28

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The last thumbnail provided by Nightrider, you can see the Ford Landau at the left that was swapped by an earlier sedan seen elsewhere :)

GodzillaFan54 CA

2013-12-26 19:59

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Why would they TORCH a Desoto?! Well, I hope someone was able to restore this car!

ingo DE

2013-12-26 20:10

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GodzillaFan54 wrote Well, I hope someone was able to restore this car!

No way. It was totally damaged, even burnt. And it was a bad car even before. See the rust bubbles on the main pic. And note, that this movie was made over 30 years ago, when it was a shabby, worthless 22 year old clunker. Nowadays noone would take care about a 1991 Chrysler Saratoga either.

drunkbear US

2016-02-17 02:14

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When the DeSoto pulls up short at the refinery gate and gets torched, it is outfitted with fancy chrome wheels all-round. Every time we see that car AFTER it explodes, it's wearing plain old steel wheels. Probably a budget consideration to save the expensive chrome rims.

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