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57Kelii
Posted 2024-02-29 11:26 PM (#633981)
Subject: 1960 Desoto



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Picture isnt the best but picked up this 1960 Desoto Fireflite coupe something I have wanted for 10 years thanks to John Fowlie. I think its original color was Adobe Rust? Optioned with Power Steering, Power brakes, padded dash, remote drivers side mirror, solex tinted glass, washer jets and bumper guards? Not sure if its a 361 or 383, has a 4 bbl carb but single exhaust.

G4 V1 Y8


SO NUMBER
0301 3024

BDY
712

TRM
814

PNT
YY1

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frwl
Posted 2024-03-01 10:39 AM (#633985 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto


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G4 = order code 304 = Power Group No. 2 that includes:

Power Steering
Power Brakes
Electric Clock
Front and Rear Bumper Guards
Left Outside Rear View Mirror with Remote Control

V1 = order code 441 = Solex Tinted Glass – at all Windows
Y8 = order code 588 = Undercoating and Underhood Insulating Pad

SO 0301 = Scheduled on March 1, 1960 (It has 64th Birth Day today!!)
NUMBER 3024 = 24th Car Built That Day; each production day started at 3001 and up
BDY 712 = DeSoto (7) Fireflite Series (1) Two Door Hardtop (2)
TRIM 814 = Gray Vinyl and Gray Nylon Thread Fabric
PNT YY1 = Adobe Rust Color – Upper and Lower (WW), Single Tone Paint Scheme (1)

P.S. It’s a pity that your car has not optional wide roof mouldings (code 402) for $38.35;
I need to confirmation to my database this option on the data plate;
It should have “K2” code on it, I guess…




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frwl
Posted 2024-03-01 10:43 AM (#633986 - in reply to #633985)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto


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frwl - 2024-03-01 10:39 AM

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PNT YY1 = Adobe Rust Color – Upper and Lower (WW)




PNT YY1 = Adobe Rust Color – Upper and Lower (YY)

Of course, correct code YY1, not a WW1; sorry for misprint
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frwl
Posted 2024-03-01 10:48 AM (#633987 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto


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According to the data plate your car HAS NOT FACTORY Back Up Lights, Dome Lights and Parking Brake Warning Light (on the instrument panel)
Am I right?
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frwl
Posted 2024-03-01 11:43 AM (#633988 - in reply to #633981)
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56D500boy
Posted 2024-03-01 1:58 PM (#633989 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto



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57Kelii - 2024-02-29 8:26 PM? Not sure if its a 361 or 383, has a 4 bbl carb but single exhaust.


Find the engine number at the front of the block and compare it to the chart below. I am guessing 361 but .....





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57Kelii
Posted 2024-03-01 4:24 PM (#633992 - in reply to #633987)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto



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frwl - 2024-03-01 10:48 AM

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According to the data plate your car HAS NOT FACTORY Back Up Lights, Dome Lights and Parking Brake Warning Light (on the instrument panel)
Am I right?


The rear backup lights are missing but the lighting clip plugs are there, has the dome lights, no parking brake warning light, blank plate.
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Mope R. Geezer
Posted 2024-03-02 11:03 AM (#634004 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto



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Fireflites got the 361, Adventurers got 383's. 

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1960fury
Posted 2024-03-02 12:21 PM (#634007 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: Re: 1960 Desoto



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Dome lights were standard, every 60 Desoto got them.
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frwl
Posted 2024-03-02 3:00 PM (#634009 - in reply to #633992)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto


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57Kelii - 2024-03-01 4:24 PM

frwl - 2024-03-01 10:48 AM

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According to the data plate your car HAS NOT FACTORY Back Up Lights, Dome Lights and Parking Brake Warning Light (on the instrument panel)
Am I right?


The rear backup lights are missing but the lighting clip plugs are there, has the dome lights, no parking brake warning light, blank plate.


Can’t understand: Is there a wiring harness for the back-up lights?
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frwl
Posted 2024-03-02 3:12 PM (#634010 - in reply to #634004)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto


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Mope R. Geezer - 2024-03-02 11:03 AM

Fireflites got the 361, Adventurers got 383's. 



You are right, Bill. These engines were standard.
Kelii said about 4BBL engine and single exhaust;
361 engine has not factory 4BBL option, so I think this car has 383CID 4BBL engine and Single Exhaust option, code 355:




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56D500boy
Posted 2024-03-02 6:42 PM (#634011 - in reply to #634010)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto



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The owner has to find the engine code stamped on the head/block:

P-36-8-3 for the 361 and
P-38-8-3 for the 383

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57Kelii
Posted 2024-03-02 11:27 PM (#634017 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: Re: 1960 Desoto



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Curious. It is a 361. Just a 4 bbl intake put on? Not sure.



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57Kelii
Posted 2024-04-12 10:16 PM (#634677 - in reply to #633981)
Subject: RE: 1960 Desoto



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Was able to get the factory build card, looks like it was a new mexico car its entire life, delivered to Lloyd McKee motors in Albuquerque New Mexico, anyone want to give the full decode on this though?



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