Name That Vehicle



August 13, 2013

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for this month's Mystery Vehicle either here on our website or over on the HVA’s Facebook page. 

This month's Mystery Vehicle is a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe. This particular image features Jimmy Stewart driving the car in a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1958 thriller Vertigo.

Congratulations to Martin Burns for having his correct answer selected as this month's winner. For guessing correctly, Martin will receive an HVA ballcap. 

 

Comments

  1. Dale Patterson Dearborn. MI

    1956 DeSoto

  2. Tim Bowers Windom, KS

    That's a 1956 DeSoto from the movie "Vertigo"

  3. conrad brown Waynesville NC

    It's a DeSoto

  4. conrad brown 178 Buck Ridge Rd, Waynesville NC 28785

    It's a DeSoto

  5. Wes troth California

    Looks like 1953 Desoto

  6. Carl Texas

    Believe this to be a 1956 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman

  7. Dwayne C. Rickert Hampton, Ne

    DeSoto Fireflight 1955 or 56

  8. Wayne Graefen Under the X iin Texas

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman (2dr hardtop)

  9. DAVID KARRICK WARNER NH

    CAR IS A 1954 CHRYSLER 300

  10. Robert Johnson Trimont, MN

    The "Hitchcock Mystery Vehicle" is a 1956 Desoto Firedome.

  11. Dick Beckley Lewisberry, PA

    1955 DeSoto Fireflyte 2 door Hardtop

  12. John Hamilton Waxahachie, Texas

    1955 DeSoto

  13. Herb West Bloomfield, Mi.

    1956 Chrysler, Imperial

  14. Philip Jack Warren, MI

    1954 Chrysler 300B

  15. Dick Knoll Houston, Texas

    1955 Chrysler

  16. Chuck Martin Missouri

    1956 DeSoto Fireflight

  17. Ben Moore Nampa, ID

    1956 Chrysler, St. Regis

  18. Skip Dunn New Mexico

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-door hardtop

  19. Gregory Hines Chicago

    Name that car answer. The car is a 1956 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman two doo hardtop

  20. Joseph Earl Florida

    1956 Desoto

  21. Pete Johnson Rochester Hills Michigan

    56 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Coupe

  22. paul maxey United States

    1956 desoto winsor

  23. dennis calovi South Florida

    Desoto Firedome

  24. Mike Allison North Las Vegas, NV

    It's a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 2-door hardtop.

  25. pete burg florida

    Desoto car

  26. Russ Ramsey Vandenberg AFB, CA

    1956 Chrysler New Yorker

  27. Mike Allison North Las Vegas, NV

    It's a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 2-door hardtop.

  28. Todd K Washington

    1958 DeSoto Firesweep. As seen in "Vertigo"

  29. Richard Achron Canada

    The vehicle in question is a 1955 DeSoto Firedome 2 door Coupe

  30. Christen Johansen New York, NY

    It looks like a 1956 Desoto Firedome

  31. bill walker grasonville, md. 21638

    desoto firedome

  32. Wayne Branyon Duncanville,Alabama

    I think it is a Chrysler 300

  33. TomE California

    1955 Desoto Fireflight

  34. Terry Bird Atlanta, GA

    I think that is a 1956 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman two door hardtop that Jimmy Stewart is driving in "Vertigo".

  35. Joseph Latessa Kirtland, Ohio

    1956 Chrysler Newyorker

  36. greg davis Madison, Ohio

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door Hardtop

  37. Dean Champine Wausau, WI

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door Hardtop

  38. Bill Daughtry United States

    1955 DeSoto

  39. greg davis Madison, Ohio

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door Hardtop

  40. Wayne Pursh Pittsburgh PA

    1956 Chrysler Saratoga

  41. John Knoll United States

    1955 Chrysler 2 door hardtop. The fore-runner of the 300-G

  42. Martin Burns United States

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  43. Arthur Clark United States

    I say the Hitchcock Mystery movie car is a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 Door Hardtop.

  44. Bob Krasinskas Oxford Ma

    DeSoto

  45. barry bacon Kingston, tn

    1955 DeStin Forfeited Sportsman 2 door

  46. barry bacon Kingston, tn

    1955 DeStin Forfeited Sportsman 2 door

  47. Bill Pittman Prince Frederick, Maryland

    The car is a 1956 Desoto, Firelite Sportsman and the movie is Veritgo with Jimmy Stewart

  48. gary wahlers United States

    1956 Chrysler Imperial

  49. Richard Weisman Wilmington, NC

    Looks like a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite to me.

  50. Greg Gibbs Buffalo, NY

    DeSoto Fireflite2 door

  51. John Cinelli Lost River, WV

    Looks like a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-Door Hardtop

  52. Tom Urton Kelowna, BC

    This car is a 1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  53. Kenneth White Albuquerque N.Mex.

    1955 Chrysler 300

  54. Brian Crickenberger VA

    1956 DeSoto Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  55. Joe Kindsvater Michigan

    Desoto Firedome

  56. Richard Ponte Vedra Beach

    Desoto, just like Grandma's

  57. David Jean scarborough On,

    1957 chrysler imperial

  58. Eric CT

    1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  59. Stephen Rivard Lexington sc

    1953 Dodge

  60. dan czyzewski oregon ohio

    it is a 1956 de soto firedome 2 dr. hrtp.

  61. Chuck Walker TN

    1955 Desoto Firedome

  62. Clifford Hinan Ontario, Canada

    1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman

  63. John Colorado

    1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-door

  64. ernie nowaczyk Crown Point, Indiana

    It is a 1956 De Soto, Fireflite...

  65. Victor Sanchez Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    looks like a 1956 Desoto 2-dr I believe it may even have the Hemi in it

  66. Fred Reichwald Spokane, WA

    A 1956 De Soto Firedome

  67. Ben Thompson

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door Hardtop from the looks of it. Have a 56' 4-door Firedome in my garage!

  68. Tom Scanlon Denver, NC

    It is a 1955 Desota Fireflite 2 Dr hardtop

  69. Jim Otto Texas

    1956 DeSoto

  70. Ryan Zell Greensboro, NC

    1956 DeSoto Firedome

  71. Steven Visconti Bloomfield Hills, MI

    1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  72. Irwin Shapiro Boca Raton, FL

    DeSoto Firedome V8

  73. Mike Wallace Prosper, TX

    1956 DeSoto

  74. Terry Van Eck New Lenox, IL

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  75. Michael worsham Morrisville, NC

    1956 Chrysler 300B

  76. Bill Coghlan Westlake Village, CA

    That is a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Coupe

  77. laguna mike Austin TX

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  78. Dave Adams Toms River , nj

    1956 Chyrsler Desoto fireflite

  79. James Munyan Greenville, SC

    Scottie's car is a white 1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe. Madeleine's is a green 1957 Jaguar Mk. VIII. Midge's is a gray 1956 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe. all from the movie Vertigo. Thanks Alfred Hitchcock.

  80. John Kost Leawood, KS

    1956 Desoto FireFlite Sportsman

  81. James Munyan Greenville, SC

    Scottie's car is a white 1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe. Madeleine's is a green 1957 Jaguar Mk. VIII. Midge's is a gray 1956 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe. all from the movie Vertigo. Thanks Alfred Hitchcock.

  82. John Baker St. Louis, MO

    1956 DeSoto

  83. Kenneth 2700 Yarnall road , halethorpe MD. 21227

    1956 Desoto Fire flight.

  84. Tom Willis, Tx

    1956 Desoto

  85. eek Dunedin, Fl

    1956 Desoto Firedome

  86. Paul Ahvenainen California

    1956 De Soto Firedome

  87. Dan Curts London, ON

    56 Desoto FireFlite Sportsman 2-door hardtop as noted by many others before me. Note the last of the name on the front corner panel.

  88. Beth Howard Oklahoma

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 2 Door Hardtop Coupe, from the movie,"Vertigo". The car appears in several scenes in the movie, and if you'll look closely, you'll see that more than one car is used.

  89. mike rossi vashon, wa.

    1955 Desoto fireflite sportsman hdtp. coupe

  90. Lynn Scottsdale, Az

    1956 Desoto

  91. Jim Ross United States

    1956 DeSoto Firedome

  92. Bill Broecker Indianapolis, IN

    I am going with a 1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman.

  93. Dan Yachats, OR

    Desoto FireFlite

  94. Ronald Nelson United States

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop

  95. doug frank Norwich, CT

    It's a Desoto Fireflite Sportsman

  96. Mike Jaeger Holland, Michigan

    1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-door

  97. RALPH GRACE NORTH HIGHL;ANDS CA

    LOOKS LIKE ONE I HAD ORDERED NEW EXCEPT MINE WAS 4 DOOR HARD TOP THIS LOOKS LIKE 1956 DE SOTO AVENGER 2 DOOR

  98. Mo Oltmann United States

    1956 Desoto

  99. Alan Amtsberg Brunswick Ohio

    1956 Desoto

  100. Susan Lucas Allegan, Michigan

    1956 DeSoto Firedome 2-dr. coupe

  101. Bob Stavish, Sr. Wilkes Barre, PA

    1956 Desoto. Great car.

  102. Skip Elander Newtown, CT

    1956 DeSoto Fireflight

  103. Skip Elander Newtown, CT

    1956 DeSoto Fireflight

  104. Donald A. Nicholson III Cape Cod

    1957 Imperial

  105. Ross Boffa CA

    1955/56 DeSoto

  106. Peter Pineda Albuquerque, NM

    1956 DeSoto Firedome

  107. Len Fort Worth, TX

    1956 Desoto Fireflight

  108. Chip Moore Bourbonnais, IL

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  109. Gerald Meagher Macomb, MI

    '56 DeSoto Sportsman Hardtop; had a 324CI Firedome V8 - DeSoto's version of the original hemi; probably had the 2speed Powerflite Transmission.

  110. Carolann Bryant Virginia Beach

    1956 Desoto Beautiful car A very good year!

  111. Phredd Norfolk, Va., USA

    My first car . . . a 1953 Willys Aero!

  112. Paul Turner Trail B.C. Canada

    Believe its a 1956 Chrysler 300.

  113. Tony Leon Colorado

    1956 Desoto Firedome..

  114. Stan A Gaithersburg, MD

    1956 DeSoto from the movie Vertigo

  115. steve redwine Raleigh, NC

    1956 Desoto Firedome

  116. Jim Schwartz Chester Springs, PA

    Desoto Fireflight

  117. Dave Romanczak N.Y.

    Looks like a 1956 Desoto Firedome

  118. USAonlydotUS Fall Branch, TN

    1956 DeSoto Firedome 2 Dr Hardtop. 331 ci Hemo

  119. Richard Mitchell Crystal Beach, FL 34681

    That's a 1956 DeSoto Sportsman hardtop.

  120. Dave Eggers California

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  121. Ray Texas

    1956 Chrysler Imperial

  122. Rich garofalow NJ

    DeSoto

  123. Don Whitnall Puyallup, WA

    It is a DeSota

  124. Rick Labuda Statesville, NC

    1955 Desoto Fireflite

  125. Phil Guertin East Haddam, CT

    That would be a 1956 DeSoto Sportsman 2 door hardtop.

  126. E FOnsager Florida

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  127. Carl Sanders United States

    1955 DeSoto Fireflite 2-door Hardtop

  128. Marc McClellan Chicago, IL

    1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop

  129. Dale Anderson Minneapolis

    1956 DeSoto Fireflight Sportsman. Jimmy Stewart drove this car in the movie "Veritgo".

  130. Joel South Weber, UT

    I think it is a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Coupe. I took my driver's license test in one with the push button transmission and a hemi engine. The one I drove was black with white inserts

  131. ed roberts NC

    desoto

  132. anne-marie abrahamsen saugerties, NY

    1956 DeSoto

  133. Don Rothwell Lake City PA

    It's a 1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coup with 276 cid hemi engine. My grandmother, of all people, had one

  134. John McGowan Delaware

    Chrysler New Yorker

  135. Keith Elkhart, IN

    1955 Chrysler 300 C

  136. Rick Jankowski Bluffton,SC

    1956 Desoto. Best friend's Dad had one.

  137. Jack Weiszer Portage, MI

    !956 Desoto

  138. Rick Florka Ft Myers FL

    1956 Desoto

  139. Bob Henry box 37, Diamond City Alberta, Canada tokoto

    1953 Oldsmobile

  140. Rick Florka Ft Myers FL

    Chrysler Imperial

  141. Dave Roland Mars, PA

    1956 Chrysler Windsor

  142. Lee Tacoma, WA

    1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman 2 door coupe, movie: Vertigo, 1958

  143. scott urban south carolina

    Its a '56 deSoto firedome....sport coupe ..the introduction model....... fast !

  144. pat mesa,az

    1956 Desoto

  145. daryl downing hutchinson, ks

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2 door hardtop

  146. David V Oregon

    No question the pic is a 1956 Desoto Fireflite (top of the line) Sportsman (2 dr Hdtp)

  147. Chuck chuck1949@hotmail.com

    1955 De Soto Sportsman

  148. Chuck chuck1949@hotmail.com

    1955 De Soto Sportsman

  149. Rick Robey Mechanicsburg, PA

    1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe as seen in Vertigo

  150. Michael Adkison Olympia

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman

  151. Steve Erexson Piedmont , SC

    1956 DeSoto Firedome sportsman

  152. Ben Dobreuenaski 10 Sheldon Ave., E. Patchogue,NY 11772

    that's a 1956 De Soto 2dr hardtop

  153. Knut Akseth San Francisco

    1956 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door hardtop Coupe. My aunt had one, I couldn't see over the dash when riding in it.

  154. Bernie Schenk Oscoda, Michigan

    DeSoto

  155. Dick Weeks Celebration, Fl.

    1955 Chrysler St. Regis

  156. Rick Waller California

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2door

  157. Doug Wampole Central Florida

    '56 DeSoto

  158. lee christoff rochester ny

    this is a 1956 desoto fireflite coupe

  159. David Marvin Cypress, TX

    A 1955 Chrysler 300.

  160. bill harrelson north carolina

    56 desoto

  161. Mike Holly, MI.

    1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk

  162. barney Oregone

    I go with the fellows a 1955 or '56 Desoto Fireflite Sportsman .

  163. Jim Halpin NJ

    1955 De Soto Fireflite 2 DR Hardtop

  164. Waume Simonson Ray, MI

    1956 Desoto

  165. Jim Talbot United States

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman

  166. Russell Strong Santa Rosa, Ca. 95401

    1956 Fireflite Sportsman Hard top

  167. Gerald Kopydlowski Sussex WI

    It's a 1956 DeSoto @-Door Hardtop.

  168. Mike Aarhaus Seattle

    1955 Desoto Firedome

  169. Sonny Stelmak Florida

    1956 Desoto Fireflight

  170. Randy Staten Island

    its a Chrysler 300, I don't think you asked for the year but I believe its 56

  171. mike macy lockport,ny

    1956 Desoto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop C0upe

  172. bradford mitchell United States

    its a 1956 desoto fireflyte

  173. Jim Jimenez Two Rivers, WI

    '56 De Soto Fireflite Sport Coupe

  174. Ted Forlenza staten island n.y.

    1956 Desoto

  175. Dan Bruckbauer Muskegon, Mi.

    1956 DeSoto

  176. Don Wi

    1956 Desoto

  177. Thomas McQueen Escondido, CA

    1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-Door Hardtop

  178. Dirk Schroeter Prosper, TX

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman Coupe

  179. Doug Collins Damascus, MD

    1956 DeSoto firedome

  180. Jerry Tomlin free union ',va

    1956 Desoto sportsman

  181. mark callahan Six mile S.C.

    I beleive this car is a 1955 Chrysler, although it shares the body with the Desoto. My father had one when I was s kid, it ALSO had the Hemi. He traded it in because the back glass leaked in hard rain. Beautiful car!!

  182. Bob Davidson Powhatan Virginia

    This is a 1955 Desoto

  183. Chris Boyd Redford, MI

    1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman coupe

  184. Mark Paquette Jackson mi

    This car is a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportman hardtop

  185. Ken Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

    Could be either a 55 or 56 DeSoto Fireflite. The portion of the car shown is identical for both years.

  186. Nelson J. Duarte Winnetka,California

    It looks like a 1955 or 56 Desoto, I'll go with 1955 Desoto

  187. Vic Parlanti Lexington, Kentucky

    1956 De Soto Firedome (Firelite) Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  188. Terry Panama City Beach, FL

    1957 Chrysler 300

  189. Jon Holsteen Barrington, IL

    1956 DeSoto 2 dr hardtop

  190. Britt Nilsson Blackfoot, Idaho

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  191. steve arnot tulalip, washington

    56 desoto

  192. Tom Wilson Peoria, AZ

    1956 DeSoto Firedome

  193. Keith Roeber Pewaukee, Wisconsin

    That's a 56 Desoto...

  194. wayne mcclure Newark De

    56 Desoto

  195. Charlie Tupper Dallas, Texas

    It's a 1956 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman 2 door hardtop. With that shot, it's hard to tell the difference between it and the Fireflite in which I learned to drive, but appears to have a little less chrome and I recall that the Fireflite was two colors, so will go with the Firedome.

  196. Chuck Gwatney Mineral Bluff, GA

    It is a 1956 Desoto. From the photo angle, they only way you can tell it is a '56 and not a '55 is the dark center of the wheel covers.....the '55 was all chrome.

  197. Harold Hollnagel Milwaukee, WI

    1956 Chrysler Newport

  198. Paul Evans Elwood, In

    1956 Desoto

  199. John Cinelli Lost River, WV

    The more I look at it (particularly the rear side panels) the more it looks like a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-Door Hardtop, not a '55.

  200. Dwain Trimble Blairs va

    1956 Desoto firedome

  201. toby capece Easely, SC

    1955 Desoto Fireflite

  202. John Woodhead Narragansett RI

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door

  203. Don Akron. Oh

    !956 Desoto, grandmother has one, everyday driver, that Firedome ( Hemi for you kids ) won't quit .

  204. Raymond Murray United States

    1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman Hardtop Coupe

  205. Stuart Sanderson United States

    1956 De Soto Adventurer

  206. charles anderson Eastpointe michigan

    1956 Desoto sportman coupe

  207. Lee Garner United States

    1956 DeSoto FireFlite and Jimmy Stewart is driving it.

  208. paul Stamford , CT

    1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2 door Hardtop

  209. Will Mosely Houston, TX

    My first thought was 1956 Chrysler, and I'm sticking with it. . even though it is a 1957 DeSoto.

  210. Steve Osga Charlotte, Michigan

    1956 DeSoto FiredomeSportsman Hardtop Coupe...great movie by the way!

  211. Tom Peters Jacksonville Florida

    It is a 1955 De Soto Fireflite Sportsman Coupe

  212. Bob Lees Grosse Pointe, MI

    1956 DeSoto Sportsman two door hardtop coupe V-8

  213. Rick Porter Syracuse NY

    1956 De Soto Fireflite . They don't make them like they used to, what a pity.

  214. Larry Swofford Austin, Tx

    It is a 1956 Desoto Firedome from the movie 'Vertigo'

  215. Gary Graham Fredericksburg, VA

    1955 DeSoto Firedome

  216. Hardy Smith Anniston, AL

    1956 DeSoto Adventurer

  217. Frank Pangburn Priest River

    1956 Chrysler New Yorker ST Regis

  218. David Hertzberg Detroit

    5's Desoto

  219. Alvin Melson Kingston,Tn.

    1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman 2DR. Hardtop

  220. Thomas Pindroh Maple Heights, Ohio

    Desoto Firedome

  221. wayne blackmon reynoldsburg ohio 43068

    1956 DeSoda

  222. Bob Byrd Lowell, IN

    1956 Desoto. Love those old movies. You can any street scene and say to yourself "I would take any car on that street.

  223. Patrick Ford Redwood City, California

    This car is a 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman hardtop.

  224. oldcarman Oakland MI

    1956 Desoto 2 door hardtop

  225. Timothy Janowsky Valparaiso, IN 46385

    1956 DeSoto

  226. Joseph KJearney Utica,N.Y.

    To me it appears to be a 55 Desoto. Joe Kearney

  227. Andy Mortenson Aurora, Colorado

    1956 Desoto Fireflite

  228. Mike Harling Dallas, Texas

    1956 Desoto Firedome

  229. Robert Montgomery New Jersey

    1956 DeSoto

  230. Russell Twine 18325 se 259th Ct., Covington, WA 98042

    1956 De Soto Firedome