The Firesweep and admired Firedome lines were dropped. Station wagons and convertibles vanished. The once spectacular constrained release Adventurer was downgraded to Fireflite status. Fireflite thusly was pushed down to supplant Firedome.
Despite the fact that they were few, the 1960 DeSotos were great. Both Fireflite and Adventurer gloated Chrysler Corporation’s new Unibody development. Alongside Unibody came sounder form quality and an intricate seven stage rust sealing process. Drivetrains stayed praiseworthy.
Recently discretionary was a Ram Charge V8. The 383 cid engine utilized twin four barrel carburetors roosted on ram-actuation tubes. The tubes quickened consumption speed at certain R.P.M. making a turbo-like pull support. The impelling framework was coordinated by double debilitates. DeSoto mindfully gave 12 inch brakes. The Ram Charge choice was accessible just on the Adventurer, which as of now conveyed 305hp. Fireflite clients must be content with 295 hp.
The 1956 Fireflite had a more drawn out stroke, 3.80 inches, giving a 330 cubic inch dislodging. Pressure proportion expanded to 8.5:1 and power expanded to 230 hp (172 kW). It made up 27.39% of DeSoto’s deals in 1956. Power seats were $70, while power brakes $40. The Fireflite’s appearance for 1957 was upgraded with the assistance of Chrysler Corporation’s head beautician, Virgil Exner. The configuration was striking and radical with extensive tail balances, double oval fumes and triple-lens taillights. The tail balances were stylish, as well as settled the auto at high speeds.
A four-fog light framework was discretionary for both the Fireflite and DeSoto Firedome models in 1957. The DeSoto Firesweep polyhead V8s were presented with a drag and stroke of 3.6875 in (94 mm) X 3.800 in (97 mm). for 325 cid. The two barrel V8 was evaluated at 240 hp (179 kW) while the four barrel adaptation created 260 hp (194 kW). The 330 cid hemi motor was supplanted by a hemi which was 341 cid. The two barrel carburetor created 270 hp (201 kW). while the four barrel adaptation was evaluated at 295 hp (220 kW). Both motors had a 9.25:1 pressure proportion.
In 1957 the Fireflite was superseded by the DeSoto Adventurer as the premium DeSoto model. All things considered, Fireflites kept on offering high-review arrangements in a full line of body styles. Additionally in 1957, a station wagon was added to the Fireflite’s lineup. Go down lights got to be standard.
DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 4-door Hardtop 1957 Design Interior Exterior