Dataplate specifications
Roundup, 2-door wagon, Silver Gray Metallic with Snow White
Gold cloth/black vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, column automatic transmission, 3.22:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 700715 manufactured in San Jose, CA on August 7, 1957

Information as of:  August 2004

Owner:   Steve C. Luth(?)
Location:   Greater Sacramento, California
Owned since:   Current owners have had it 40 years

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Salvageable (see notes)
Originality:   All parts are factory authentic for the car

Accessories included:   Radio, Electric Clock

The car was parked years ago due to a brake problem, and has sat too long.  The floors are completely rotted out (front-and-back).  There is not a prior San Jose Roundup in the registry.  There is a possibility it could be salvaged with a lot of body work to the floors and deck area.  I visited the car today and may purchase it.  I was hoping it was the rare "service vehicle" when the owner said it was green and white - but alas "no".  The Roundup scripts are intact and on the car, as is the side trim.  It would be a shame to part it out, but it would take many thousands of dollars of body work to remove the floor rust.  The upper body is not badly rusted although moss is growing on the right front fender.  The back floors have leaves and dust 3" thick and I pushed my hand through and touched the ground.  The window hardware is 3/4 there, and the glove box has the Roundup insignia - the area where a tach or compass would be is vacant - glass is good.  It appears to be a Sacramento car as it has plates from Vandenberg Motors with green paint around the Sacramento lettering but no "E" insignia.  Vandenberg was a MOPAR dealer here in town.

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