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1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman
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petertom
Posted 2019-09-05 11:03 AM (#587103)
Subject: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman


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1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman On Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-DeSoto-Fireflite/323880458679?

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-09-06 12:31 AM (#587137 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: RE: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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25% price drop since June!  Dang this trade war!

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GregCon
Posted 2019-09-06 7:02 PM (#587182 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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This was probably asked before but is the red interior 'correct'?
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-09-06 8:00 PM (#587183 - in reply to #587182)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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I am not an expert, but it looks like what I would expect of a "correct" interior: fabric looks like 58 De Soto fabric (back seat looks more aged than front), seat and door panel designs look right.  To my eye, the carpets look like replacement carpets.  I thought they would be cut pile.

Are you referring to color?  I don't see the data plate info on this one, or we might be able to tell.  If the carpets were red or black, would that make it look more "correct"?



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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-09-06 8:06 PM (#587184 - in reply to #587183)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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Doc will know!

Among his creds: 58 tech advisor, NDC.



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-09-07 2:13 AM (#587191 - in reply to #587184)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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The seats and door panels look good enough to be original. Don't think I've
ever seen one with red interior that did not have black/charcoal carpet. What
is dreadfully wrong here is there are no power windows !
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58wedge
Posted 2019-09-07 4:48 AM (#587195 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman


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agree here w Doc ,have a friend who got a fireflite from ca some years ago an org projekt (untouched)carpet on this looks to nice ?? to be org,,so probebly replaced , ``i see motorwork ``,the valve covers are 59 and newer ,, 58 have straight out at the ends 58only ``no sloop angle at the end ``so ofcourse some work done after 61 years .. my few cents (desoto-nut for years)
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-07 1:17 PM (#587213 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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You're right, the valve covers aren't from '58. I never realized they were a 1 year only thing. He does have the correct, 1 year only air cleaner though, so that's nice.
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moparsteve
Posted 2019-09-07 1:36 PM (#587214 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: RE: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman


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magnificent fireflite not many left why dont one of you guys buy it
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-09-07 7:52 PM (#587230 - in reply to #587195)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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the valve covers are 59 and newer ,, 58 have straight out at the ends 58only ``no sloop angle at the end ``so ofcourse some work done after 61 years .. my few cents (desoto-nut for years)

 

Good eye, Arne!

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GregCon
Posted 2019-09-07 9:05 PM (#587235 - in reply to #587103)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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By correct I meant the color....while I like red interiors, I don't see any coordination with the exterior colors, or even the other interior colors. A red door panel next to a platinum dash pad? It looks like someone took red seats/door panels from a junkyard car and put them in this otherwise different colored car. Then, I know the factory was more willing to do 'stuff' like this in the old days, so that's why I'm asking.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2019-09-07 9:36 PM (#587236 - in reply to #587235)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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The red and white Fireflite coupe I parted out had the platinum dash and steering
wheel, paired with the red and grey tweed seat material like this one. My dealer books
would confirm which interior colors you could "officially" get with which exterior colors,
but they are not easily accessed right now.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2019-09-08 6:03 AM (#587245 - in reply to #587236)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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from the ones for sale recently, I preferred this color scheme (see below).  however, this spring special is very attractive!





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jpmopar
Posted 2019-09-08 12:04 PM (#587261 - in reply to #587213)
Subject: Re: 1958 DeSoto FIreflite Sportsman



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For reference, here's a shot of my survivor '58 Fireflite's engine to showing the '58 valve covers.



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