1958 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible
A total of 82 Adventurer convertibles were made in 1958 and approximately 8 are known to exist. The Adventurer models were still a Fireflite sub-series but included pure performance and luxury. Like the Fireflites, these high-performance cars came standard with a TorqueFlite transmission, backup lamps and full wheel covers but also included power brakes, dual exhausts, dual rear radio antenna, dual outside rear view mirrors, white sidewall tires, dashboard safety panel and special paint and trim. The latter featured gold highlight surrounds, twin groupings of four deck lid bars, triangular rear side sweep inserts and special upholstery.
The Adventurer also used the same new “B” series 361 CID V-8 but was fitted with dual 4-barrel carburetors and camshaft upgrade. It was rated at 345 HP with no cylinder head/valve increases over the Fireflite.