Dataplate specifications
Citation, 4-door hardtop, Jet Black
Black vinyl/Gray cloth interior

"E-475" 410cid 345bhp V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 700014 manufactured in Los Angeles, CA on August 16, 1957

Information as of:  March 2003

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   Boonville, Missouri
Owned since:   1999

Mileage:   77,079
Condition:   Drives well, needs interior restoration
Originality:   Stock, with a few updated parts

Accessories included:   Electric Wipers (factory-installed), Air Conditioner (dealer-installed), Radio, Wheel Covers, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Back-up Lights

After this car was built, it was leased to "The Rosemary Clooney" show and used during the fall of 1957.

The car is still mostly in original condition.  It lived most of it's life in southern California in a garage so the body is in excellent shape.  The body has a few small dents and a couple of small surface rust spots, but there are no rust holes or structural rust spots.  The car still has the original paint job.  The original owner took the engine out in 1973 to freshen it up, but health problems prevented him from putting it back together.  I bought the car in 1999 with the engine in pieces, and I put everything back in it new.  So the engine has less than 200 miles on it.  The trans was also overhauled at the same time.  The drive train is in wonderful condition and would not need anything but maybe a little paint.

The interior is the worst part of the car.  The seat covers are really showing their age and would need to be replaced.  The carpet is missing.  The original radio is still there, but I couldn't get it to work.  The A/C on the car works great and has been retrofitted to R-134A.

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