De SOTO Car Wiring Diagrams above the page - all models.
Companies "De Soto" at the time of liquidation of 30 November 1960 issued 2,024,629 cars. In America, there was no more demand for mid-size cars. In 1955, the share of sales of these cars was 39% of the market, in 1957 - 31% and in 1958 - 26%.
The average American to buy a big American car, or less imported. The compact model yet no one was interested.
In 1957, the company "De Soto" has sold 117,747 copies, and the next year - only 36 556. In 1961, sales fell to 2,400 vehicles. As a result, it is gone another brand.
De Soto founded 4 August 1928 Persi Walter Chrysler, calling it the name of Spanish researchers, who once was the governor of Cuba. Mark "De Soto" was intended to compete with the brands Oldsmobile, Nash and Pontiac.
The first year it managed quite successfully. "De Soto" The company used to their cars the same body as that of Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler, but the cars were much cheaper.
The Company's competitors, such as Buick, "Pontiac" and "Packard", were available only in-line pre-war eight-cylinder engines. Unfortunately, the company "De Soto" was unable to take advantage of it.
1960 the company "Chrysler" has decided to discontinue production of the models of the brand "De Soto".