Jump to content

For Sale: 1955 DeSoto Fireflite - "Great car to drive as is" - Riverhead, NY - Not Mine - 1/21 Reduced - 1/27 SOLD!

Recommended Posts

For sale on Facebook: 1955 DeSoto Fireflite 4-Door Sedan in Riverhead, NY  -  $6,500  -  Must be a member of Facebook to access Seller's contact information 


On 1/21, Seller reduced price to $4,500


Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/426811905140524/1955-DeSoto-Fireflite


Seller's Description:

1955 DeSoto Fireflite 4-Door Sedan

  • Good condition
  • Driven 75,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Green · Interior color: Green

a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite, 291 hemi, 75k on odometer (may have turned over once), automatic, runs and drives great, has new gas tank, fuel pump, and lines. New battery, still 6 volt. Interior is pretty good, exterior is pretty clean as well. Great car to drive as is. Needs a new muffler and needs master cylinder rebuild, I have the rebuild kit. Brakes do work. Car comes with a new head liner, trunk and door seals and car cover. Car came from factory with power steering and power brakes. Radio blanked from factory, but I have an original radio that comes with it if you wish to install it. Only missing one corner trim on back window. This is not a show car, but a solid, usable classic that turns heads.

























Edited by 6T-FinSeeker
update status (see edit history)
Link to post
Share on other sites

Info I have is that when 1955 Desoto production began the two-tone color sweep moulding treatment was only available on the Fireflite 2-door hardtops and convertibles but later became available on all Desoto models including the lower priced Firedome series. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

The "colorsweep" was not standard on '55 DeSoto's regardless of model. It's nice to see a non-colorsweep 55 DeSoto once in a while. I think the side trim is more attractive than the colorsweep two-tone lower body trim. '56 DeSoto's had different side trim for Firedome and Fireflite models with the Fireflite being wider and more ornate. '56 cars used the same colorsweep side trim even if not two tone.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

It is very hard to find an original 1 color '56 DeSoto, but here's one from the movie "Vertigo." It's a Firedome Sportsman.
BTW, the color sweep on two-tone '56 DeSoto's is a metal insert on the doors and front fenders. The rear quarters are painted sweep and base color. On my '56 Fireflite Sportsman, the rear quarters were painted with the sweep color, and then sprayed over with the base color.
Have a Happy New Year!




Edited by steveinky
add pic (see edit history)
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1955 DeSoto Fireflite - "Great car to drive as is" - Riverhead, NY - Not Mine - 1/21 Reduced
14 hours ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

This was my old 55 Desoto. It was repainted, was told in the original color combo. Shades of color might not be right. Is this a correct color combo for the side trim?

55 desoto 002.JPG


Your car is a Firedome Special, which was the entry level DeSoto hardtop for '55.  Do you have a picture of the body tag?

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not think I have a picture of the tag. I might, I have thousands of pictures. I am just trying to get a grip on the Desoto trim. I like 55 Desoto's, and like the trim on my old one. I like the two tone, and three tone paint jobs. I think it really sets off the design of the body. I would not want this trim, with a solid color car. I have just never really understood this trim/paint thing.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

My 55 Firedome Special was 2-tone, pink and white. If there was ever a time 3-tone could have happened, 55-56 would have been it. The Firedome Special was one of the cheaper models though, so probably not likely. It sure looks good in that 3 tone blue though! I wouldn't change a thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1955 DeSoto Fireflite - "Great car to drive as is" - Riverhead, NY - Not Mine - 1/21 Reduced - 1/27 SOLD!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...