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The Ultimate 1957 DeSoto site

(and your source for TONS of 1957 DeSoto information)

I am the Technical Advisor for 1957 models for the National DeSoto Club and am happy to help in any way I can with your interest in 1957 DeSotos! This is a HUGE site, so be sure to check below for all the additional 1957 DeSoto pages.

Edward X. Petrus, New Castle PA
Email: desoto@pathway.net

Click HERE to go to my Firedome sedan pages! This is a car I bought from the original owner in 1977 for $112.50, and I've been playing with it ever since. It's one of 23,339 Firedome sedans for 1957, and has some neat features, like the tinted plexiglass sunvisors, torsion-aire suspension, and a 341 c.i.d. hemi engine w/2 barrel carburetion.


Click HERE to go to my Fireflite sedan pages! I bought this car in September, 2001. I found it on a mountainside in West Virginia! I first thought of it as a parts car, but I got it running without too much $ invested. So, I put it on the road! The Fireflite has a 341 c.i.d. hemi, 4-barrel carb, dual exhaust, and some special trim pieces. You can see the "as it sat" pictures and follow through the entire restoration!


Click HERE to go to my Adventurer coupe pages! This is one RARE CAR! It's one of only 1650 coupes produced (there were also 300 convertibles). I bought this car in November of 2003. It has a 345 c.i.d. hemi with 2 4-barrels, dual exhaust, full race cam, dual-point distributor, and 150 mph speedometer, all STOCK! Check out the complete restoration of this fine ride!

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MY 1957 DESOTO DATABASE PROJECT!

I’ve been keeping a database in my computer of every 1957 DeSoto I can find, anywhere in the world, since about 1980. My goals are to find the “oldest” car, the “newest” car, and any particularly rare ones. Sometimes having a VIN or motor number can help track a car’s history, provide proof of ownership if the car is stolen, etc. PLEASE, if you’ve acquired a 1957 DeSoto, consider giving me your VIN and motor number, who you are, and where you are. This is only for my private use and to provide historical documentation on the number of surviving cars. THANK YOU!

Click here for a summary of which cars exist and where they are based on the database.
February 2014

Additional Pages and Links


More great 1957 DeSoto pics! (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3) (Page 4) (Page 5) (Page 6) (Page 7) (Page 8) (Page 9) (Page 10) (Page 11) (Page 12) (Page 13 - Newest pics here)
Pictures of 1957 DeSoto engines! (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3)
Pictures of 1957 DeSoto interiors! (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3)
NEW!!!1957 DeSoto interiors BY CODE!!! Click HERE
Junk Yard Dogs (1957 DeSotos past their prime?!?) (updated 4-15-2011) (Page one) (Page two) (Page three - newest pics)
Some 1957 DeSoto ads! (page 1) (page 2)
A few Matchbook covers featuring 1957 DeSotos
A 1957 DeSoto CUTOUT jigsaw puzzle! Let the kids have fun!
A 1957 DeSoto ONLINE jigsaw puzzle! Awesome!
Pictures of '57 DeSotos from the National DeSoto Club Conventions (1998) (2000) (2001) (2003) (2004) (2005) (2006) (2007) (2008) (2009) (2010)
1957 DeSoto COLORS!
Production Figures for 1957 DeSotos
Decoding your 1957 DeSoto firewall tag!
Direct connection to current 1957 DeSoto stuff on Ebay! (Use BACK to return here.)


1957 DeSoto Calendar pages. I will select a car each month as a feature of the month. Print for your enjoyment! (November 2014)

Articles telling the history of my cars. Also, some general information about 1957 DeSotos. USED WITH PERMISSION OF THE NATIONAL DESOTO CLUB, July 2006 Click here!

Pictures of 1957 DeSotos from the 3D picnics near Chagrin Falls, Ohio (2003) (2005) (2007) (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011) (2012)

NEW!!! There's an absolutely amazing restoration of a 1957 DeSoto Adventurer convertible underway right now in Italy! It's spearheaded by Raffaele Corneo, and I simply can't begin to tell you how astounded I am by how he's progressing with this car. I have a separate section of cyberspace dedicated to showcasing his work, and I'll try to post more pictures when I can, and as progress continues! ENJOY, and please return here! Corneo Adventurer restoration

Dave Duricy's DeSotoland
Home page of the National DeSoto Club
Home page of the Forward Look Mopar group
WPC Club, Inc., Vancouver Island Region
WPC Club, Inc., Chrysler Product Restorer's Club
Bishko's out-of-print auto manuals and brochures

Email: desoto@pathway.net