In 1959, DeSoto produced only 97 examples of their Adventurer in a convertible bodystyle. There were 590 examples built in the Sportsman 2-door, 6-passengers configuration.
The Adventurer was introduced in 1956 as the companies ultra-high performance model. It was redesigned in 1957 with the 'Forward Look' theme. In 1959, it was given a moderate restyling and given a generous amount of Chrysler-shared sheet metal. It was available in only two colors, white or black (with contrasting gold-anodized wheel covers and aluminum side sweeps) and model choices were limited to hardtop coupe or convertible.
Under the bonnet lurked a 383 cubic-inch V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetors responsible for producing 350 horsepower. There was a Torque-Flite automatic transmission with pushbutton controls. Selling for exactly $1000 less than the Chrysler 300E Convertible, the Adventurer Convertible sold for $4,749 in 1959.