The 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado was a springtime trim option offered for the Fireflite four-door sedan. Small "Coronado" labels under the Fireflite script on the front fenders identified this model. The design was marked by an arresting three-tone paint job -- black top, turquoise body, white color sweep -- and an interior to match. The model was soon abandoned, although DeSoto had produced a less collectible Coronado package for 1954 as well.

1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado
1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado sedan.
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Pluses of the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado:
  • Good styling for the period
  • Quality construction
  • Performance
  • Striking paint
  • Rarity
Minuses of the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado:
  • Extremely scarce now
Production of the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado:
500 (est.)

Specifications of the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado:

Wheelbase, inches
: 126.0
Length, inches
: 217.9
Weight, pounds
: 3,940
Price, new
: est. $3,500 (U.S.)


Engines for the 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Coronado:

Type Size
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8
291 cc
200
1955

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