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1958 DeSoto Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959) 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite

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DeSoto Firesweep Cabriolet, Coupe 1958, 1959

What is the body type, DeSoto Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959)?Cabriolet, Coupe, 2 Doors, 6 Seats
How much power, DeSoto Firesweep Cabriolet, Coupe 1958 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite?295 Hp, 529 Nm
390.17 lb.-ft.
What is the engine size, DeSoto Firesweep Cabriolet, Coupe 1958 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite?5.9 l
5916 cm3
361.02 cu. in.
How many cylinders, 1958 DeSoto 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite?8, V-engine
What is the drivetrain, DeSoto Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959) Cabriolet, Coupe 1958 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite?Rear wheel drive. Internal Combustion engine. The Internal combustion engine (ICE) drives the rear wheels of the vehicle.
How long is this vehicle, 1958 DeSoto Firesweep Cabriolet, Coupe?5514 mm
217.09 in.
How wide is the vehicle, 1958 DeSoto Firesweep Cabriolet, Coupe?1999 mm
78.7 in.
How many gears, What type is the gearbox, 1958 DeSoto Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959) 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite?2, automatic transmission PowerFlite

DeSoto Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959) 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite 1958, 1959 Specs

General information
BrandDeSoto
Model Firesweep
Generation Firesweep I Convertible (facelift 1959)
Modification (Engine) 5.9 V8 (295 Hp) PowerFlite
Start of production 1958 year
End of production 1959 year
Powertrain Architecture Internal Combustion engine
Body typeCabriolet, Coupe
Seats 6
Doors 2
Performance specs
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Engine specs
Power 295 Hp @ 4600 rpm.
Power per litre 49.9 Hp/l
Torque 529 Nm @ 2400 rpm. 390.17 lb.-ft. @ 2400 rpm.
Engine displacement 5916 cm3 361.02 cu. in.
Number of cylinders 8
Position of cylinders V-engine
Cylinder Bore 104.65 mm 4.12 in.
Piston Stroke 85.85 mm 3.38 in.
Compression ratio 10
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Fuel System Carburettor
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Valvetrain OHV
Engine oil capacity 4.7 l 4.97 US qt | 4.14 UK qt
Coolant 16.1 l 17.01 US qt | 14.17 UK qt
Space, Volume and weights
Fuel tank capacity 76 l 20.08 US gal | 16.72 UK gal
Dimensions
Length 5514 mm 217.09 in.
Width 1999 mm 78.7 in.
Wheelbase 3099 mm 122.01 in.
Front track 1547 mm 60.91 in.
Rear (Back) track 1516 mm 59.69 in.
Ride height (ground clearance) 140 mm 5.51 in.
Minimum turning circle (turning diameter) 14.2 m 46.59 ft.
Approach angle 15°
Departure angle 10°
Ramp-over (brakeover) angle 10.4°
Drivetrain, brakes and suspension specs
Drivetrain Architecture The Internal combustion engine (ICE) drives the rear wheels of the vehicle.
Drive wheel Rear wheel drive
Number of gears and type of gearbox 2 gears, automatic transmission PowerFlite
Front suspension Independent torsion bar, double wishbone
Rear suspension Leaf spring
Front brakesDrum, 279 mm
Rear brakesDrum, 279 mm
Steering type Worm-reduction unit