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1958 DeSoto Fireflite Specifications

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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 : 1955 - 1960
Price : $3,580-$4,175
Weight : 3990 lbs | 1809.834 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 5916 cc | 361.0 cu in. | 5.9 L.
Power : 305 BHP (224.48 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 carburetor
Transmission:
Automatic

Production Figures

Total DeSoto Production for 1958 : 49,445
Total 1958 Fireflite production : 12,120
1958 DeSoto Fireflite
2-Door Sportman 2 dr. 6 P : 3,284
9-Passenger Station Wagon 4 dr. 6 P : 609
Convertible Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 474
Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 4,192
Sportman 4 dr. 6 P : 3,243
Station Wagon 4 dr. 6 P : 318

Dimensions

Sedan
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

2-Door Sportman
Price : $3,675
Weight : 3920 lbs | 1778.082 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Sportman
Price : $3,730
Weight : 3980 lbs | 1805.298 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Convertible Coupe
Price : $3,970
Weight : 4100 lbs | 1859.729 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Station Wagon
Price : $4,030
Weight : 4220 lbs | 1914.16 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

9-Passenger Station Wagon
Price : $4,175
Weight : 4300 lbs | 1950.447 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.6 in | 5552 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.00 x 14

1958 Averages
Avg. Household Income : $4,600
Avg. Home : $12,750
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

The 1958 DeSoto Fireflite measures 218.60 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 126.00 inches.