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1959 De Soto Firedome Convertible

1959 De Soto Firedome in Pillow Talk, Movie, 1959 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1959 De Soto Firedome Convertible

Position 01:41:14 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Ddey65 US

2007-04-01 22:12

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1959 De Soto


-- Last edit: 2007-04-01 22:15:50

2491tj EN

2007-04-01 22:32

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1959 De Soto Sportsman Convertible,..only 186 built.

58roadmaster US

2007-04-02 06:22

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Firesweep Convertible 2dr [415], no front (or rear I assume) bumper guards. The Sportsman was not available in 1959 as a convertible. This being a Firesweep, it is 1 of 596 built. (p.93 Robinson, John G., 2006, Standard Catalog of 1950s Chrysler, Iola, WI, USA, Krause Publications.

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58roadmaster US

2007-04-02 06:23

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Excellent find! We need all the late-production-year De Sotos we can get. Thank You!!! :beer:
I must have this movie. :love:

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58roadmaster US

2007-04-02 06:28

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The same book says that this car in top condition would be worth 38,000 US dollars. However, it also prices the Adventurer 2dr convertible as 55,000, before two of them each sold for well over 200,000 US dollars recently at auction. My guess for this car is 2-3 times the price listed.

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58roadmaster US

2007-04-03 04:29

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Bumper guards weren't present on the middle priced Firedome, either. Without a better side view, I am staying with the Firesweep since there are no fender skirts, which were standard on Firedomes.

andre1969 US

2008-07-10 23:08

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I think that car is a Firedome. The Firesweep's wheelbase was four inches shorter, and they took that all out just ahead of the firewall, which made the front fenders shorter. The Firedome and Fireflite had their names on the front fenders, but I don't think the Firesweep's front fenders were long enough to put that script there.

yvon52 BE

2008-07-10 23:20

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andre1969 wrote I think that car is a Firedome. The Firesweep's wheelbase was four inches shorter, and they took that all out just ahead of the firewall, which made the front fenders shorter. The Firedome and Fireflite had their names on the front fenders, but I don't think the Firesweep's front fenders were long enough to put that script there.


It's a Firedome with he simple side trim, rarely seen.
Usely on the factory pictures, th Firedome has elaborated optional side trim.

58Roadmaster US

2009-01-23 11:06

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andre1969's comments are possibly true. Will have to ask some Mopar groups about this.

vilero ES

2012-06-11 18:31

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