There were a LOT of things that made it into production cars that make Edsel fans do a
double-take. Enigmatic changes to trim and upholstry just seem to pop-up every so often,
and fly in the face of what all the documentation claims should be "right". But most of
the time the oddities can be traced right back to the factory!
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|Whoa, talk about RARE. This '58 Ranger sedan wears the very rare fender and door trim that found its way onto a very small number of Rangers, Villagers and Roundups.|
|The door piece is considerably smaller than the Pacer trim.|
|And a stick shift to boot.|
|The famous "Russian" Edsel, now owned by Jerry Capizzi. The restoration on this car is fabulous.|
|The dash in Susan and Bill Vander Veen's Pacer convertible. Rather unusual in the way it's padded and other details, said to be prototypical.|
|Take a look at these bezels, for example. They're not reeded but instead have eight notches. I'd love to know the story behind this car.|
|Another Pacer convertible with an astonishingly rare deck-mounted antenna. The only other one I've ever seen is on Bill Brzoza's Edsel.|
|What the heck?! Now this is RARE! It's an Edsel label on a '58 windshield washer fluid bottle.|
|Let's zoom in for a closer look, shall we?|
|Charlie Kiser's exclusive line of men's clothing made from actual Edsel upholstery material! '58 slacks & jacket and a '60 tie. Oi vey.|