1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR
Viper Guy
Posted 2022-02-28 6:15 PM (#619882)
Subject: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/275187132590?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&...

Look pretty good but the engine is NOT a 361 or event a big block.
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-28 6:27 PM (#619883 - in reply to #619882)
Subject: RE: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR



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Viper Guy - 2022-02-28 3:15 PM
Look pretty good but the engine is NOT a 361 or even a big block.


Or even a Mopar. Distributor at the back = not a 361 or big block.

Valve covers almost horizontal = not a wedge (?). The thermostat housing is also very strange (to me).

Looks like a Buick "nail head" engine to me.

And what is the deal with the 55 only Power Brake master ???



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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-02-28 7:54 PM (#619889 - in reply to #619882)
Subject: Re: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR



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I’m suspect they have the wrong car they are using the pic of. But what might you expect when you have a Fire sweet?

Edited by Viper Guy 2022-02-28 7:57 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-02-28 8:40 PM (#619894 - in reply to #619889)
Subject: Re: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR



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Viper Guy - 2022-02-28 4:54 PM
I’m suspect they have the wrong car they are using the pic of. But what might you expect when you have a Fire sweet?


Agree. I emailed my Olds/Buick friend to see if he could figure out the engine. He replied with a link to the engine bay of a 1958 Buick Limited Riviera. Even has the brake system shown in the "Fire Sweet" eBay advert.

So either the seller is an idiot, or its a Nigerian Scam or it's an honest mistake by some one selling too many cars and has a bad photo filing system.

Or this 59 Firesweep has received a Buick engine swap.

Choose one. There will be prizes.

(LOL )

From the 1958 Buick Limited Riviera website:



REFERENCE: http://www.kingoftheroad.net/buick/buick_1.html



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frwl
Posted 2022-03-01 1:43 PM (#619908 - in reply to #619882)
Subject: RE: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR


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This LA-built car has been sold on May 2020 at streetsideclassics.com for $30K
The 361 engine was an original...

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/3603-cha/1959-desoto-fir...



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frwl
Posted 2022-03-01 1:55 PM (#619909 - in reply to #619882)
Subject: RE: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR


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Originally - all Pearl White (Paint Code XXX), less red roof
The trim Code is correct: Red Vinyl and Gray/Black Cloth (346)




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Viper Guy
Posted 2022-03-07 9:01 PM (#620088 - in reply to #619882)
Subject: Re: 1959 DeSoto Firesweep Sportsman 2 DR



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Sold - $29000.00
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