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1959 Desoto Sportsman FireSweep 2Dr HDTP 48k original miles 361 v8 Survivor

This is a rarely seen 1959 Desoto Firesweep 2-door hardtop coupe. The Desoto Firesweep was produced by the Chrysler Corporation and sold under the Desoto name from 1957 through 1959. Such as their signature tailfins; the front clip was based on the Dodge Coronet and the rest was mostly true to Desotos unique design language. The most telling feature is the headlight design, housed under heavily chromed lids typical of Desoto. A Firesweep could seat six passengers and was available as a four-door sedan, five-door station wagon, two-door coupé, and two-door convertible; with two-door models being the rarest. Power was provided by Chryslers 361 V8 producing 295 hp. Unfortunately after declining sales numbers 1959 was the last year of production for Firesweep.

Recently finished classic white body paint and red hardtop, this Firesweep is beautiful! The paint is in fantastic overall condition showing minor signs of age; the car shows extremely well. All of the body panels are in very good condition, straight from the front end to the signature tail fins. Both chrome bumpers are in very good condition showing only a very minor signs of age, and still showing beautifully. The body style and dramatic tail light design is further accented by the dual rear mount antennaes.

Inside, you will find that the original interior is two-tone red vinyl to be in great condition. The headliner is a perforated vinyl material that is in good condition with only minor imperfections due to age. Still retaining the original dashboard and gauges the mostly original interior is in fantastic condition. The push-button automatic transmission selector not only adds an air of uniqueness to this classic but also functions as it should. An optional AM radio with Desoto signature clock is still in place too. Black carpeting appears to have been replaced and is very good condition with very minor wear. Finally the original owners choose the deluxe light package to show off the spacious interior for the six possible passengers.

Under the hood, you will find a very clean and original 361 cid Chrysler big block V-8 engine, paired with a smooth and durable Torque-flite automatic three speed transmission. Equipped from the factory with power steering, this classic is a joy to cruise in. White wall tires compliment the car very well, which are in good condition and appear to be newer. All four original Desoto hub caps are still in place and shine very well. Odometer currently reads 48,251 miles which is believed to be actual as stated by previous owner.

This car is priced to sell fast so please call today to discuss this exciting and Rare Automobile!


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361 V8
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