057BK58-113830

Dataplate specifications
Citation, 4-door hardtop

410cid E-475 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission
Edsel number 113830 manufactured in Oakville, Ontario, Canada


Information as of:  June 2006

Owner:   Glenn Lennox
Location:   Manitoba, Canada
Owned since:   July, 1996

Mileage:   35,233 (probably on its second trip)
Condition:   Restorable
Originality:   Factory Original, except Teletouch disconnected and floor shifter added.  (Teletouch unit is complete, however)

Accessories included:   Power Steering, Power Brakes, Pushbutton AM Radio, Wheel Covers, Electric Clock

Notes:
Mechanically sound, needs brakes, exhaust and tires to be driven.  Body mainly solid; no structural rust.  Original interior can largely be salvaged after cleaning and re-padding seats.

I first saw this car in the mid-70ís when a neighbouring car collector acquired it.  He purchased it in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and drove it to his farm in western Manitoba, a distance of about 300 miles, so it was obviously in driving condition at that time.  However, it was then parked in a shed and left untouched for 20 years.  He planned to work on his large collection when he retired, but unfortunately he died in a car accident in 1995 at age 65, and the cars were sold at his estate sale, where I picked up the Edsel.  By that time, it had 2 stuck valves and mice had removed the stuffing from the seats and stored it (plus large quantities of grain) in the headliner (all through one 1 inch hole)!

The good news; I got it cheap.  The bad news; the entire interior (which was in good shape except for the carpet) had to be disassembled and washed to get rid of the smell (still have the headliner to clean, and havenít got the seat covers back on yet).  The E475 engine runs well, after freeing the valves, and it appears to be roadworthy once the master cylinder is rebuilt and a new exhaust system installed.


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