1959 DeSoto Firesweep 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 : 1957 - 1959
Price : $2,900-$3,500
Weight : 3670 lbs | 1664.684 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 , Automatic

Production Figures

Total DeSoto Production for 1959 : 45,734
Total 1959 Firesweep production : 20,834
1959 DeSoto Firesweep
2-Door Sportmans : 5,481
9-Passenger Station Wagons : 1,179
Convertible Coupes : 596
Sedans : 9,649
Sportmans : 2,875
Station Wagons : 1,054

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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