Dataplate specifications
Villager, 4-door 6-passenger Amblewagon conversion

361cid E-400 V8, 3-speed with overdrive manual transmission
Edsel number 700234 manufactured in San Jose, CA

Information as of:  March 2008

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   North Hollywood, California
Owned since:   unknown

Mileage:   50,198 (odometer broken)
Condition:   Drives well
Originality:   Ford engine

Accessories included:   Overdrive transmission, radio delete, wheel covers with spinner, spotlight, rear door, interior cabinets (covered with box calf vinyl), gurney and hardware, roof mounted red lights, roof mounted revolving red light (beacon ray), head light flashers, hood-mounted siren, rear quarter glass plexiglass inserts (frosted with ambulance crosses) and rear door glass pull down shades

This unique 1958 Edsel Villager Amblewagon Ambulance is reportedly one of three Edsel Amblewagon conversions known to exist.  This car was part of my father's collection, who recently passed away.  Amblewagons started out life as a regular wagons and were sent out for conversion.  The rear door is a fiberglass one-piece unit and the way it swings out is similar to a Ford Courier.  Normal Edsel wagons have a two piece rear door, with the glass swinging up and the tailgate swinging down.  This car has the original gurney and cabinet work in the rear.  The lights and siren do work, but obviously must not be used on the street.  The car is a stripped model with a radio delete and a rare three speed manual with overdrive.  The car has a later Ford 390 V8 that is not original, but runs great.  Since it is an older restoration, it is showing some signs of age.  Overall it's a nice driver that gets attention whereever it goes.  Odometer does not work, so actual mileage is unknown.

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