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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The comprehesive guide to Desoto., September 1, 2007
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Chris Sellick (South Australia,Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) (Paperback)
Its about time! Finally a comprehensive book on Desoto,Just Desoto.

This is a beautiful book on the history of Desoto even from where the name Desoto came from.Page after page of beautiful photographs through and detailed text make this book one of a kind.If you love Desoto this is the book you have been waiting for.This is THE must have book on Desoto.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars indeed....Delovely!!!, January 11, 2007
This review is from: It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) (Paperback)
This is an excellent book. Well worth the money. Fantastic pics, well presented, good quality all around, nice print, well bound....a terrific publication!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars De Soto: What if it had not been discontinued?, June 26, 2008
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This review is from: It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) (Paperback)
This book is very thorough in detailing the all too short history of the De Soto brand. The text very concisely chronicles the origins and the reason for the ultimate demise of this forgotten marque.
The De Soto proves that sometimes the marketplace is not ready for a product that is 10 to 20 years ahead of it's time; case in point, the Airflow.
The De Soto also proves that sometimes "badge engineering" can diminish a cars identity; witness the fact the the finned De Sotos of the late 1950s looked almost the same as it's corporate cousins Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth, resulting in the marque becoming redundant.
Still, what if Chrysler hadn't discontinued the brand? Imagine De Soto K-cars in the 1980s !! Or a De Soto version of the Plymouth Volare in the 1970s !! That said, maybe it is a good thing the De Soto was euthanized in 1961 !!

NB On a side note, page 117 makes reference to the 1959 Cella 1, a proposed 3/8th scale mock up of a car that would have used fuel cell technology. All the press today about fuel cells being radical new technology are misleading; the concept and technology is decades old.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Automotive Bargain Of All Time, May 4, 2009
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James J. Varela (Sarasota, FL United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) (Paperback)
My grandfather was a Marx Brothers fan and bought his first Desoto in 1937 when Groucho became Desoto's spokeman and often spoke of it as the greatest automobile bargain of all time. Priced just above the lowest ( Plymouth) the Desotos were actually nicer than the Dodges and Chryslers but cost 35% less. He said in his life it was the only time he did not get what he paid for but got more. He had to leave his last Desoto, a 1957 Firedome behind in Cuba in 1960.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, August 19, 2014
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I've owned two DeSotos, a 1950 and a classic 1957 Fireflight convertible with a hemi engine. Talk about torque, it chirped tires shifting into third @ about 72 mph. I haven't finished the book yet, but I'm finding it extremely interesting and informative. It contains things I hadn't come across elsewhere. If you like cars and history, you may enjoy this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Desoto Car Book evaluation, January 1, 2013
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Very informative,the pink cover is an eye catcher on the coffee table,lots of facts and figures,good pictures also!A good addition to my library
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift for mom..., December 30, 2012
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Great book on DeSoto's... lots of pictures... Mom loved it, but wish it was not $30... Recommended for DeSoto lovers...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful De Soto book, January 10, 2012
This review is from: It's Delightful! It's Delovely! It's... DeSoto Automobiles (De Soto) (Paperback)
I ordered a book about the automobile brand De Soto, because I wanted to have an overview of what they produced in the relatively short life of the brand. Very informative book, full of nice pictures, seems to be very complete. In hard cover (and with another cover design) it would have been 5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's delightful, it's delovely, it's Desoto, January 28, 2011
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The new book on the car Desoto is great. It shows many photos and brochures of the car. Very enjoyable for one who likes vintage cars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, August 23, 2014
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Douglas P. Frantz (Mechanicsburg, PA USA) - See all my reviews
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Enjoyable honest story of desoto from someone who enjoys the brand
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