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1958300
Posted 2019-06-30 10:16 PM (#584270)
Subject: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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It was possible to order the 2x4 383 Adventurer engine in every Desoto body style in 1959, and apparently there was an emblem somewhere on the body the indicated if a car was equipped with that engine. These emblems show up on eBay every so often, and I would like to know where the emblems were mounted. Does anyone have a picture of the emblem mounted on an actual car?



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-07-01 1:55 AM (#584277 - in reply to #584270)
Subject: RE: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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They were mounted on the fender, between the door and the wheel opening,
about halfway between sidetrim and the bottom of the fender. I do not have a
photo .... *sorry*
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1960ny
Posted 2019-07-01 3:07 AM (#584278 - in reply to #584270)
Subject: RE: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-07-01 4:33 PM (#584304 - in reply to #584270)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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I'm not sure I would want that badge on my car. Very disappointingly bland looking compared to the fine Fireflite script above it.
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1960fury
Posted 2019-07-01 5:47 PM (#584308 - in reply to #584304)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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Powerflite - 2019-07-01 4:33 PM

I'm not sure I would want that badge on my car. Very disappointingly bland looking compared to the fine Fireflite script above it.


Yup, when I first saw it I thought no way this is a 50s OE Mopar badge. Terrible dull and clumsy design.
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1960fury
Posted 2019-07-01 5:56 PM (#584310 - in reply to #584308)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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I like that scare badge (for the same engine) better!



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-07-01 9:28 PM (#584314 - in reply to #584310)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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Yes, the 59 Adventurer Powered badge is pretty underwhelming and degrades
the swept-over look and appeal of the Fireflite and Firedome scripts. Firesweep
did not have a "Firesweep" script on the front fender, so the "Adventurer Powered"
badge was there by itself, on cars so equipped.

I don't think any FL era badge was as dynamic as the Forward Look "darts". It
has always been disappointing to me that this emblem saw such limited application.
The non-300 emblem for fuel injection is another really dynamic design.





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Powerflite
Posted 2019-07-01 10:01 PM (#584318 - in reply to #584270)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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Those dart emblems made a great comeback on the fenders of a '61 Dart Phoenix.
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1958300
Posted 2019-07-01 11:23 PM (#584323 - in reply to #584318)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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The 1958 fuel injection emblem was the best design ever made!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-07-02 12:36 AM (#584326 - in reply to #584318)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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Powerflite - 2019-07-02 7:01 PM

Those dart emblems made a great comeback on the fenders of a '61 Dart Phoenix.


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Yeah, ... those are pretty cool too !

While we are at it, how about the winged D500 emblem from 60 ? Or the "star"
Dodge used for the 61 D500 ?

I am very partial to the font style used on the 56 Dodge model designators. The 58
"New Yorker" script had an awesome styling too.
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1960fury
Posted 2019-07-02 8:02 AM (#584336 - in reply to #584323)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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1958300 - 2019-07-01 11:23 PM

The 1958 fuel injection emblem was the best design ever made!


In my book it is the 61 Dart emblem. I liked it so much I put it on a 61 Desoto. Also love the 61 D-500 badge.



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ttotired
Posted 2019-07-03 6:32 PM (#584410 - in reply to #584270)
Subject: Re: 1959 Desoto Adventurer engine emblem question



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I like the shooting star in the 60 fury emblem





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