De Soto

De Soto (US) 1928 – 1960

Chrysler Motors Corp., Detroit, Michigan.

Introduced in 1928 as a make to compete with Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Nash. Chrysler’s problems in the late 50s resulted in the De Soto division being merged with Plymouth. The last De Soto was the 1961 model.

Some cars shown here are export models

DeSoto offered a separate, smaller line of cars for export that were different than the DeSoto models sold primarily in the U. S. and Canada. The export-only De Sotos were called DeSoto Diplomats and were usually based on Plymouths or Dodges.

However, U. S.-style De Sotos were available to foreign markets in limited numbers and limited models.

American cars are listed by Model Year.