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1957 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 : $3,485-$4,120
Weight : 4005 lbs | 1816.637 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 12.2 seconds.
Top Speed : 106 mph | 170.554 km/h

Power

V 8
Displacement : 6276 cc | 383.0 cu in. | 6.3 L.
Power : 305 BHP (224.48 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 10.1:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Carter BBD-2794 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Automatic

Production Figures

Total DeSoto Production for 1957 : 126,514
Total 1957 Fireflite production : 28,430
1957 DeSoto Fireflite
Convertible Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 1,151
Sedan 4 dr. 6 P : 11,565
Sportsman 2 dr. 6 P : 7,217
Sportsman 4 dr. 6 P : 6,726
Station Wagon 4 dr. 6 P : 837
Station Wagon 4 dr. 9 P : 934

Dimensions

Sportsman
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 218.0 in | 5537 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.

Sedan
Price : $3,485
Weight : 4023 lbs | 1824.802 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.0 in | 5537 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.

Sportsman
Price : $3,670
Weight : 4123 lbs | 1870.161 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 218.0 in | 5537 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.

Convertible Coupe
Price : $3,885
Weight : 4080 lbs | 1850.657 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 218.0 in | 5537 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Station Wagon
Price : $3,980
Weight : 4245 lbs | 1925.5 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 219.5 in | 5575 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 59.7 in | 1516 mm.

Station Wagon
Price : $4,120
Weight : 4285 lbs | 1943.643 kg
Seating Capacity : 9
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 219.5 in | 5575 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.

Handling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.50 x 14

1957 Averages
Avg. Household Income : $4,550
Avg. Home : $12,220
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.24

The 1957 DeSoto Fireflite measures 218.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 126.00 inches.