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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=77802
Submitted by: wannabemustangjockey
Comments: 9  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 1  (View)
Submitted on: 02-03-2009
View Stats Category: Car
1957 DeSoto Firedome


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2-04-2009 @ 08:38:30 AM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
I thought they didn't get quad headlights until '58. Or was it a late-year '57 thing?

2-04-2009 @ 09:02:02 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Early '57s had dual headlights, mid-to-late '57s had quads. They designed the bezels specifically to hold quads, and just were waiting for the moment the government allowed them to use quads.

Most other manufacturers just decided to wait for the '58 model year.

3-07-2016 @ 09:32:22 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#2, One notable example of a quad-light '57 is Ernie's DeSoto from The Piranha Club comic strip.

3-07-2016 @ 09:44:57 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#3, http://www.bud-grace-blog.com/its-a-desoto-marathon/

3-07-2016 @ 11:40:02 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#4, I winced when he mentioned a "1963 DeSoto."

3-08-2016 @ 04:48:38 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Yeah, I know... and most of his comics with them were seriously off-model... he's not a car guy, but he still loves that underrated defunct brand.

3-08-2016 @ 07:17:48 PM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
#5, I winced also at the "hooking Chernoble up to the Duracel Rabbit" line in the last strip.
And it's the Energizer Bunny...

I also like how the car changes from a sedan to a coupe without explanation.

3-08-2016 @ 08:12:25 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#7, Oh, but it's just AWFUL what happened to gag-a-day comics in the 21st Century! The newspapers don't carry them anymore....

Yeah, ever wonder WHY!?

3-08-2016 @ 09:26:02 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#7, Apparently outside of the US, it's actually Duracell that uses the rabbit mascot. The artist seems to be Swedish.

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