Dataplate specifications
Pacer, 2-door hardtop, Snow White with Ember Red
Red cloth/white vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 704180 manufactured in San Jose, CA on October 31, 1957

Information as of:  March 2005

Owner:   Robert M. Bruno
Location:   Las Vegas, Nevada
Owned since:   October 2004

Mileage:   105,000
Condition:   Off-frame restored
Originality:   Very original with just a few updated parts

Accessories included:   Rocker panel molding, Town and Country radio w/rear speaker, Dial-Temp heater/defroster, Front and rear Bumper Guards, Wide whitewall Tires, Spinner hubcaps, Power steering, Dual exhaust, Padded Visors, Clock, Tachometer, Dual hooded mirrors, Day/Night Mirror, Glove box light, Luggage compartment light, Courtesy lights, Back up lights

This car was abandoned on the side of the road in Bakersfield, California in 1966.  After sitting awhile the police called a tow truck company to come tow it away.  Higgins towing and wrecking yard of Bakersfield came and picked it up and after the waiting period nobody had claimed the car.  The car was in excellent looking condition inside and out but it did not run.  The owner of the tow yard, Dexter Higgins, sold the car later in 1966 to his good friend and local car dealer Red Phillips and daughter Glenda for $100.  Glenda owned the car and kept it in the garage using it occasionally from 1966 to 1986.

In 1986 she sold it to Jeff Carpenter.  Jeff was the Editor/Publisher of the "Edsel Times" newspaper.  Jeff owned the car for awhile then he traded it to his father, well-known Edsel restorer and customizer Don Carpenter.  Don lovingly took this car completely apart and off the frame in Wyoming starting in 1987 and finishing in 1988.  He rebuilt and reconditioned every single piece of this car and reassembled it.  The list of things done to this car is far to long to mention.  Everything works on the car perfectly.  It's like a brand new car, even underneath.  Don's other works include The Edsel Limo, The Edsel Retractable and a couple more frame off restored Edsels.

In 1995, Don sold the Edsel and it changed hands two more times before I purchased it in 2004.  It's rumored that the car came from Leo Meek Edsel of Bakersfield originally.  The tow yard it was at in 1966 was twelve miles from the Leo Meek dealership.

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