Dataplate specifications
Citation, 4-door hardtop, Frost White with Jet Black

"E-475" 410cid 345bhp V8
Edsel number 700011, manufactured in Los Angeles, CA on August 15, 1957

Information as of:  January 2002

Owner:   Baldwin Auto Wrecking
Location:   South Rialto, California
Owned since:   1971

Mileage:   N/A
Condition:   Scrapped
Originality:   N/A

Accessories included:   N/A

Sept 2000 - Kenneth Goodwin writes:
"I saw an ad for four Edsels for $350.00 in the San Bernardino paper, when I went over to look at them the owner had two '59 Four Door Sedans and a '59 Two Door Sedan, all Rangers, and this 1958.  He had saved these cars out over the years from the cars brought in to be scrapped.  The reason I remember this particular car is that I got all excited because it was "the 11th Edsel built".  The last driver had hit something solid with the right front of the car in the sixties and it was totally destroyed.  You could stand where the right front wheel should have been, and the engine was up under the dashboard.  I called a friend in the Edsel Owner's Club and he explained that the car wasn't worth repairing.  He also said that there were mix-ups in the numbering and there probably was more than one "11th Edsel built".  I went by the area a couple of weeks later and the cars were gone.  I am certain they were scrapped (but did not record the assembly plant code at the time)."

Jan 2002 - Phil Skinner adds:
"Back in the late 1970s, the late Dennis Irving operated Baldwin Auto Wrecking and had over 150 Edsels on his property.  One of the cars was a Citation 4-dr hardtop, all white with a black roof, black trim (code AA), and with a build date of 15H.  It was X8JX700011.  It sounds almost like the same car except that the person who reported it to the registry said it was a Corsair."

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