The DeSoto Firedome was a full-measure car delivered by DeSoto from 1952 to 1959. Presented as DeSoto’s premium line of vehicles in 1953 and 1954, the Firedome likewise possessed the minimum costly position in the model lineup amid 1955 and 1956 model years before it was renamed as a mid-range vehicle offered by DeSoto somewhere around 1957 and 1959.
The 1953 Firedome was acquainted only former with DeSoto’s 25th Anniversary in 1953, and touched base as the new top arrangement, dislodging the Custom nameplate which was resigned toward the end of the 1952 model year. The whole De Soto model lineup was restyled and Firedome costs began at US$2,740. Amid the 1953 model year, around 64,211 samples were delivered.
The Firedome could situate six travelers. It was accessible as a 4-entryway car, 5-entryway station wagon, 2-entryway roadster and 2-entryway convertible. incorporate The AM radio. The Firedome was fueled by a Hemi V8 motor delivering 160 hp (120 kW) and had a top velocity of 100 mph (160 km/h). The auto weighed 3,700 lb (1,700 kg) and had a 0–60 mph (100 km/h) time of 15.5 seconds. This was the first occasion when that DeSoto offered a 8-barrel motor in one of its models subsequent to 1931.
In 1955, the FireDome got a “Forward Look” cosmetic touch up and was rendered the section level De Soto when six-barrel models were dropped from the lineup. In 1956, a marvelous, 320-hp, 341-cubic-inch FireDome V-8 generated the constrained creation Adventurer and quickly restored Hernando’s image. For the 1960 model year, however, the FireDome arrangement vanished and the Adventurer was fixed. On November 18, 1960, Chrysler reported that it would stop De Soto because of poor deals.
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