361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 701355 manufactured in San Jose, CA on August 21, 1957
Location: West Virginia
Owned since: April 2008 Mileage: 109,000
Condition: Drives well, needs minor restoration
Originality: Stock, with some updated parts Accessories included: Dial-Temp Heater/Defroster, Teletouch Automatic Transmission, Standard Radio, Whitewall Tires, Padded Dash and Sun Visors, Parking Brake Warning Light, Electric Clock, Positive-Action Windshield Wipers, Windshield Washer, Oil Filter, Dual Exhaust, Carpet, Hooded Side Mirror, No-Glare Rear-view Mirror, Courtesy Lights, Back-up Lights, License Plate Frames, Luggage Compartment Light, Glove Box Light Notes:
I recently rebuilt the brakes, front and rear suspension and braking system, plus minor repairs to the steering box and Teletouch servo, and an upgrade to electric wipers from a '58 Corsair. It now makes a very fun and reliable daily driver. Hopefully it will get a paint job and interior restoration in the spring.
Information as of: April 2008
This car has been in our immediate family since 1963, my uncle, my dad and myself being the
only owners (in our family).
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Owned since: 1985 (one-family car since 1963) Mileage: 107,753 (2001)
Originality: Some updated parts, Pertronix ignition, Holley carb, radial tires, etc. Accessories included: Back-up Lights Notes:
The E400 361 V-8 engine and transmission were completely rebuilt just prior to being towed from Fresno to Pennsylvania in September 2001. TeleTouch does work. It has been garaged since arriving in PA. It has very minimal rust, some surface and the common lower rocker panel spot near the front doors.
The generator and starter have been rebuilt. It has a new dual exhaust system, rebuilt radiator with new core and a new battery. The car needs front suspension work, brake work, and wiper motor repair to be roadworthy. The interior also needs attention. There are a few dings and dents as you could imagine with any car driven for a couple of decades, but over all the body is in decent shape. I also have the original "Gerard Edsel - Redding" California license plate frame and black CA license plate.
This car has been in our immediate family since 1963, my uncle, my dad and myself being the only owners (in our family).