Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door hardtop, Snow White with Jet Black
Black cloth/white vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 702688 manufactured in San Jose, CA on September 17, 1957

Information as of:  August 2004

Owner:   Tom Meehan
Location:   Tallahassee, Florida
Owned since:   October 31, 1991

Mileage:   85,410 Approx (disconnected for a while)
Condition:   Runs and Drives
Originality:   Modified Pertronix electronic ignition, Duals

Accessories included:   Clock, Compass, Padded Dash and Visors, Radio, Spinner Wheel Covers, Pacer Fender and Door trim, Teletouch, Heater, Dual Exhaust, Spin-on Filter and Paper Air Cleaner, Two-toned Paint, Back-up Lights.

Purchased in Seattle, Washington from GH Bud Wronea, formerly owned by Ernest Janssen.

This is a pretty car, snowshoe white with black top and scallop.  It has a mostly original interior.  Only the seat inserts have been replaced.  The vinyl is original.  It has new carpet.  The headliner, door panels and arm rests are original and very nice.  The Teletouch is my biggest problem - I cannot seem to figure out what gear to go in when the car is warm, and I cannot start the car due to the neutral safely switch.  Otherwise the car runs and drives like new.  It is smooth and comfortable and very fast.  I have added Pertronix Ignitor ignition and duals.  It always draws a crowd and I used to do Elvis impersonations and arrive in the Edsel!  Currie Weed, who was an engineer with Ford in 1957 on the Edsel project, has helped me with the car on several occasions.  He lives in FLorida also and has a '58 convertible.

I am the northern VP of the Florida Edsel Club, handling the panhandle.

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