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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8:38 AM
Here's the '57 DeSoto Firesweep, a different series. Do you see the differences? (pic)

The dual headlights were optional early in the year, perhaps because of some state laws. DeSotos of different series shared bodies with Chrysler and others with Dodge/Plymouth. The entry-level Firesweep series used the 122 inch Dodge chassis and body. The Firedome and Fireflight series used the 126 inch Chrysler chassis and body, as did the single entry Adventurer. I think the red and black hardtop used at the top is a Firedome.

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PICs: '56 or '57? Desoto by John Bono #35964
Oh wow! An impossible choice. I think they were both great. I'll give the nod to the 56. (EOM) by Duncan Pohl #35964.1
Both beautiful but I'll go with the 56 (EOM) by David Angeloni #35964.2
'56 (EOM) by Sal Lomma #35964.3
'56 for sure. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #35964.4
IMO, the lines on the '57 are better but there's a way the '56 comes together that makes it better. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #35964.5Moderator
'56. (EOM) by Brian Cox #35964.6
'56 is the hands down winner today. (EOM) by Michael Rodriguez #35964.7
Both great but the 56 is my choice. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #35964.8
56 (EOM) by George Burgess #35964.9
'57 - the '56 was not a good follow up to my favorite, the '55. Still, I never met a DeSoto by steve kiraly #35964.10
Here's the '57 DeSoto Firesweep, a different series. Do you see the differences? (pic) by David Holcombe #35964.11
All 57's please. My favorite year DeSoto regardless of model.! (EOM) by Bruce Parsons #35964.11.1
[Link] David: the red one pictured here appears to be a Fireflite sold at auction in 2015: by Al Dorado #35964.11.2
Not crazy about the Firesweep. The Dodge eyebrows should've stayed on the Dodge. (EOM) by steve kiraly #35964.11.3
Gentlemen, I agree with both of you. Interesting car! (EOM) by David Holcombe #35964.11.3.1
'57 (EOM) by Larry Hooper #35964.12
57. (EOM) by Stephen Meek #35964.13
'56 (EOM) by John Merritt #35964.14
The '56 for me. The '55-'56 DeSotos are my faves. Delightful! Delovely!! (EOM) by Al Dorado #35964.15
'56 is amazing (EOM) by Randy Portwood #35964.16
'56. I love this year's DeSoto and Chrysler. (EOM) by Ed Glorius #35964.17
56 (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #35964.18
I can't pick just one, I like them both. (EOM) by Dick Johnson #35964.19
'56 (EOM) by Jim Schultz #35964.20
The '56....it takes my breath away. (EOM) by John Bono #35964.21

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