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1955 DeSoto Ads

Styling changes for the 1955 DeSoto were evident as the all-new "Forward Look" made its DeSoto debut. A six-cylinder engine was no longer available and the "Firedome V-8" 291 CID, DeSoto-specific Hemi with 2-barrel carburetion, became the low level engine in the Firedome Line.

New exterior sheet metal was highlighted by lower, longer, wider body contours and a wraparound windshield was featured for the first time. The redesigned DeSoto seven-tooth grille featured integrated bumper guards and floating parking lamps.

Model year production peaked at 115,485 units.

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1955 DeSoto Ad "Announcing the new DeSoto for '55" (12.3x17.0)
1955 DeSoto Ad "The smartest of smart cars"
1955 DeSoto Ad "Drive a DeSoto before you decide."
1955 DeSoto Ad "Drive a DeSoto before you decide." (16x21)
1955 DeSoto Ad "The smartest of smart cars" (16x21)
1955 DeSoto Coronado Ad "Announcing the new Coronado . . . finest DeSoto ever!"
1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman Hardtop Ad "Drive a DeSoto before you decide" (15.2x21.0)