1959 DeSoto Fireflite

This beautifully restored 1959 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-door hardtop is one of just 1,393 made.

The Black paint looks great on this truly eye-catching design. This luxurious model originated in 1956 as a top-of-the-line model. This changed in 1957 when the Adventurer was released but the Fireflite maintained its luxury appointments and still sat above the Firesweep and Firedome models.

At the rear we have the unmistakable tri-cluster turret shaped taillights. A look not too dissimilar to its Dodge cousins.

1959 Desoto Fireflite - Rear view
rear view

Inside, the Fireflite boasted a Parisian tweed and vinyl trim with air foam seat cushions and full-floor carpeting.

1959 DeSoto Fireflite Interior
stunning interior

DeSoto cars received a new instrument panel for 1959 and featured the new “Safety Color Accuribon speedomoter” that changed color as the speed changed.  The padded dash was standard on Firedomes and Fireflites.

DeSoto's new for 1959 instrument panel
DeSoto’s “new for ’59” instrument panel

Under the hood sits a 325 horsepower, 383 cubic inch Turboflash V8 engine. It is paired with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission – both standard on Fireflite models.

1959 Desoto 383 CID Turboflash V8 engine
383 CID Turboflash V8

The Fireflite Sportsman 2-door hardtop had a base price of $3,381 and was one of 6 models in the lineup. 

This particular car was purchased with some nice options including:

Option Price
Power Windows $106
Heater / Defroster $98
Power Brakes $43
Constant Control Power Steering $106
AM Radio $94

This 1959 Desoto Fireflite is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)


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