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DeSoto car books covers the history of DeSoto and advertising, plus many manuals.


The DeSoto (sometimes De Soto) was a brand of automobile manufactured and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 1961.


Plymouth And DeSoto Story by Donald Butler (1978). Plymouth and DeSoto are combined in this book because they were developed together, introduced in the same year, and remained closely related. Domestic Fargo models were included for similar reasons.


De Soto 1952-1960

De Soto 1952-1960 by R M Clarke (2000). DeSoto announced the new Firedome in 1952. The new V8 engine gave good cruising capabilities with comfort. Ghia designed a new Adventurer for 1954. A convertible was introduced in 1956 with a sportier look and more power. The body was drastically re-styled for 1957. The body was also completely new for 1960 with the switch to unit bodyframe construction. The 383 engine was available for the Adventurer models. This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, model introductions, consumer analysis, technical and specification data and driver's impressions. Models include: FireDome 8, Powermaster 6, Adventurer, FireFlite, Indy Pace Car, Firesweep, Diplomat and Wagons.


It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's DeSoto Automobiles

It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's DeSoto Automobiles by Dennis David (2006). Between DeSoto's introduction in 1928 and its demise in 1961 would come 32 years of wonderful styling, bright colours and power to spare. DeSotos were billed as 'a lot of car for the money'; and sales proved it. DeSoto was purely an American effort. One look at the graceful flying lady mascot on the hood of a DeSoto S-11 is all it takes to see that it was a different era - a time in American automotive history that is forever gone. Revisit this era in a concise history of this magnificent marque.


DeSoto: A History In Advertising 1946-1961

DeSoto: A History In Advertising 1946-1961 by William McBride CD ROM (2001). The history of the car from 1946 to 1961 as portrayed in its maker's magazine and newspaper advertising. From those great fluid drive DeSotos of the late 40s through the finned wonders of the late 1950s, DeSoto made some of the most rugged and dependable cars in the postwar years.

DeSoto Car Brochures

Important Information About Your New DeSoto And How To Operate Your Mopar All Weather System. Owner's Instruction Book / Owner's Service Policy c.1950 Chrysler Corporation

Dawn Of Destiny: Styled For Tomorrow

Dawn Of Destiny: Styled For Tomorrow 1955 DeSoto. This was a promotional book that was given to auto dealers advertising the new 1955 DeSoto.

Focal Point In Any Picture c.1940 DeSoto Product information brochure by the company, detailing the features, appointments and specifications of the DeSoto Diplomat Deluxe & the DeSoto Diplomat Custom

1954 De Soto Automatic With Powerflite Transmission 1953 Sales brochure for 1954 models.

DeSoto Powermaster Powerflite

DeSoto Powermaster Powerflite

1942 De Soto
1942 DeSoto (1941) This vintage piece of automotive ephemera opens up to display full colour illustrations of 13 models from the 1942 DeSoto Custom and DeLuxe series including the Custom Convertible Club Coupe, DeLuxe Business Coupe, etc. The insert pamphlet features information on DeSoto's Personalized Interiors and "Special Fifth Avenue Ensemble".

DeSoto Car Manuals

1955 DeSoto Owner's Manual 1955

Shop manual For DeSoto including: Firedome S-25, Fireflite S-26, Firesweep S-27 1957

1958 Firesweep Owner's Manual By DeSoto 1958

Powermaster Six Owner's Manual By DeSoto 1952 & 1953

60 DeSoto Fireflite & Adventurer Shop Service Repair Manual By DeSoto 1960

Shop Manual Supplement For Firedome (S-17) By DeSoto 1952

Firedome V8 Owner's Manual By DeSoto 1953

39 DeSoto Shop Service Repair Manual Supplement For Series S-6 To Be Used In Conjunction With The 38 DeSoto Manual 1939

38-39 DeSoto Shop Service Repair Manual For Series S-5 By DeSoto 1938-1939

41-48 Shop Manual For All Models Including S-8, 10 and 11 DeSoto 1941-1948

40 Shop Manual By DeSoto For Series S-7 1940

49-52 DeSoto Shop Manual For Series S-13, 14, 15, 15-1, 15-2 By De Soto 1949-1952

58 Shop Manual For Series LS1-L, LS2-M, LS3-H And LS3-S By DeSoto (Also Used For 1959) 1958

37 Shop Manual For Series S-3 By DeSoto 1937

DeSoto Car Videos

1955 Desoto Fireflite

1955 Desoto Diplomat

1957 Desoto Firesweep

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