1959 DeSoto Firedome Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1952 - 1959
Price : $3,230-$3,650
Weight : 3845 lbs | 1744.063 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 5916 cc | 361.0 cu in. | 5.9 L.
Power : 295 BHP (217.12 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 10.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter BBD-2871S 2-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Manual , 3 Automatic TorqueFlite , Automatic PowerFlite

Production Figures

Total DeSoto Production for 1959 : 45,734
Total 1959 Firedome production : 15,076
1959 DeSoto Firedome
Convertible Coupes : 299
Sedans : 9,171
Sportsmans : 2,862
Two-Door Sportsmans : 2,744

Handling

1959 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,200
Avg. Household Income : $5,010
Avg. Home : $12,400
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

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