Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 4-door hardtop, Jet Black with Snow White
Black cloth/white vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 702463 manufactured in San Jose, CA on September 12, 1957

Information as of:  March 2001

Owner:   Kerry L Johnson
Location:   Bainbridge Island, Washington State
Owned since:   April 19, 1998

Mileage:   70,007
Condition:   Drives Well, used daily, looks great!
Originality:   Modified (see notes)

Accessories included:   Car came equipped with Electric Clock, Tachometer, Radio.  But no carpet.

I am the third owner of this beautiful Black & White automobile.  I bought it in Seattle from Michael Busek who bought it from a man in Bellingham, WA, who bought it new.  While I was rebuilding the interior I found a receipt for the purchase of a bottle of champagne from Beaulieu Vineyards (in Rutherford, Napa Valley California) dated February 14th, 1961.  This just added to the romantic attitude that I have always have towards the automobile, especially the Edsel.  When I was a kid (5 years old) my Dad & Mom were shopping for a large family car (My mother gave birth to 7 children in 5 years - 1 set of twins, one set of triplets & 2 singles) I remember looking at the Edsel Bermuda, but my parents picked out a Mercury Wagon with the 427 Turnpike engine.  I swear that car was a block long!

The car is almost all original excluding engine (original: yellow/white) modifications, performance/economy carburetor (so now I can pass everything including the gas station), air cleaner, ignition, NASCAR-style cooling fan, alternator, RV cam, overbore pistons & bearings.  Teletouch transmission has increased bands (width).  Interior has added sound proofing and sound system.  New dash/carpet/paint, some chrome added.

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