1959 DeSoto Fireflite Auto

$26,888*
Type:
For Sale
Make:
DeSoto
Model:
Fireflite
Year:
1959
Price:
$26,888*
Odometer:
111044
Body:
Sedan
Rego:
1GBL935
VIN:
M451107168
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1959 DESOTO FIREFLIGHT 4 DOOR SEDAN

Imported early 2012 with the Original keys since 59, and the boot mat with the Desoto insignia is still in amazing condition.
The rare aluminium side trim does not have a dent in it.
The original build sheet is still attached to the Glove box.
She had one repaint since new original colour using expensive Sikkens paint and the engine and transmission had been rebuilt.
The engine is the original 383 but the heads have been upgraded to newer heads.
The transmission is the original 3 speed Torqueflite push button operated.
All the rubber seals are the original ones from 59.
Seats and door trims redone, the original cloth came from SMS interiors in USA The dash pad bought in Sweden since their quality is much better than the USA made
Dyno tuned December 2017 and both the original 4 barrel Carby and ignition was tweaked for the modern fuels.
Plugs, leads cap etc was also replaced and the inside of the distributor got a Petronix Ignitor 3 kit (Electronic Ignition)
The alternator is new but it is actually a Power master Generator.
She has swivel seats, electric windows, power steering and power brakes and the very rare dual rear antennas.
The suspension and steering has been rebuilt with just about all wearable parts replaced including ball joints and bushings.
New brakes and machined drums. All wheel bearings replaced even on the rear axle.
New battery 2017 and reproduction battery cables.
Driveshaft rebuilt and balanced.
Re-cored radiator, new hoses and water pump, and new NOS heater switch.
New fuel tank and sending unit, fuel gauge works.
New front windscreen 2017.

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Engine

Engine Type
Piston
Engine Location
Front
Engine Size (cc)
6277
Induction
Aspirated
Engine Configuration
V
Cylinders
8
Valves/Ports per Cylinder
2
Compression ratio
10.1
Power
242.5kW @ 4600rpm
Torque
576Nm @ 2800rpm
Power to Weight Ratio
130.4

Transmission & Drivetrain

Gears
3
Gear Type
TorqueFlite (Automatic)
Generic Gear Type
Automatic
Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Capacity
87
Fuel Delivery
4 Barrel (Carburettor Single)
Method of Delivery
Mechanical

Wheels & Tyres

Rim Material
Steel

Dimensions & Weights

Length
5576
Width
1999
Height
1450
Wheelbase
3200
Track Front
1549
Track Rear
1516
Kerb Weight
1860

Other

Country of Origin
UNITED STATES
Series
(No Series)
Badge
(No Badge)
Doors
4
Seat Capacity
5
Body Style
Sedan

Approximate Running Costs

Fuel cost per fill
$103.00
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