1958 DeSoto Firedome

In 1958, DeSoto produced 49,445 vehicles and 17,479 of those were the Firedome in 2- and 4-door Sportsman, sedan, and convertible coupe body styles. The most popular was the sedan with 9,505 examples produced while just 519 of the convertible were created. The wheelbase measured 126 inches and a Firedome nameplate could be found on the rear fenders. They had the same side trim as the Firesweep models but with different frontal molding treatment. An automatic was standard with a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic being optional, costing an additional $220. A three-speed manual was also available but was not frequently ordered. The inside was well appointed featuring Frontier Homespun fabric in combination with grained vinyl. Power was from an overhead valve 361 cubic-inch engine offering nearly 300 horsepower. The 361 CID was also found in the Fireflite and Adventurer models but in different configuration.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2014

Related Reading : DeSoto Firedome History

In 1952, the FireDome became DeSotos answer to the demise of the large family cars powered by inline six-cylinder engines. Under the hood of the six-passenger, four-door sedan was a powerful Hemi-Head V-eight engine producing 160 horsepower capable of propelling the FireDome to a top speed of around 100 mph. The 3700-pound vehicle could race from zero-to-sixty in 15.5 seconds, about five seconds....
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1958 Vehicle Profiles

1958 DeSoto Firedome vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

In the Chrysler Corporation hierarchy, DeSoto was directly above Dodge and just a small step below the Chrysler brand. For 1957, DeSoto (and the other Chrysler products) received a radical jet-plane-inspired restyle: Towering fins were the focal poin....[continue reading]

Convertible Coupe
 

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Price Comparison

$335-$3,085
1958 Firedome
$3,490-$18,600
1958 DeSoto Firedome Price Range: $3,085 - $3,490

$2,890 - $3,405
$4,074 - $4,370

Model Year Production

#1#2#3DeSoto
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)3,034
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)26,081
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)45,734
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)49,445
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)126,514
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)109,442
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)115,485
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)76,580
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)132,104

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