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1958 Desoto Fireflite Data Tag Decode
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mopar_mutt_57
Posted 2022-02-19 10:41 AM (#619558)
Subject: 1958 Desoto Fireflite Data Tag Decode



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Location: Doghouse
Hello, I have a 1958 Desoto Fireflite that I'm trying to decode. It is a 4 door Sportsman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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frwl
Posted 2022-02-19 2:26 PM (#619561 - in reply to #619558)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Fireflite Data Tag Decode


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Hello.

Upper Row:

SCH 036 = Scheduled on 36th Day since production is beginning; nearby October 27th, 1957 approximately
SEQ 294 = 94th Fireflite built that day
BDY 454 = DeSoto (4) Fireflite (5) Sportsman 4 Door Hardtop (4)
ST 9 = Styling – Special Two Tone Paint
PNT XXU = Pearl White Roof Color (X), Pearl White Body Color (X), Spanish Gold Insert Color (U)
TRM 642 = Green Vinyl and Green Cloth Upholstery – see pictures below
TR = blank = Torqueflite Transmission Standard

Middle Row:

AG = blank = No Accessory Groups
GG = blank = No Glamour Group
PS = blank = No Power Seat
PB 2 = Power Brakes
AH 5 = Heater
PW = blank = No Power Windows
RM = blank = Roof Molding Package – Standard
SS 1 = Rear Quarter Stone Shields
UC 1 = No Undercoating

Lower Row:

SPL = blank = No Special Order
CS = blank = Color Sweep Insert – Standard
BG 6 = Bumper Guards Package – Front and Rear Bumper Guards
A = Blank = No Interior Trim Group
B = Blank = No Exterior Trim Group
C = Blank = No Rear Seat Speaker (or Convertible Top)




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frwl
Posted 2022-02-19 2:29 PM (#619562 - in reply to #619558)
Subject: RE: 1958 Desoto Fireflite Data Tag Decode


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Correction in the middle row:

UC = blank = No Undercoating;
UC 1 = Undercoating

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mopar_mutt_57
Posted 2022-02-20 9:46 AM (#619596 - in reply to #619558)
Subject: Re: 1958 Desoto Fireflite Data Tag Decode



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Location: Doghouse
Thanks a lot, was having a hard time finding this info. The car was repainted some time ago, but it looks like they changed the colorsweep. The seats were also recovered and there's a white package tray which doesn't look correct, but I could be wrong.
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