Dataplate specifications
Citation, 4-door hardtop, Chalk Pink with Frost White and Charcoal Brown Metallic
Pink vinyl/Brown cloth interior

"E-475" 410cid 345bhp V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 703403 manufactured in Somerville, MA on August 15, 1957

Information as of:  November 2010

Owner:   Dominic Dobson
Location:   Kirkland, Washington
Owned since:   unknown

Mileage:   67,000
Condition:   Drives, but needs restoration
Originality:   Stock

Accessories included:   Teletouch Automatic Transmission, Standard Radio, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Wheel Covers, Tri-tone Paint, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Bumper Guards, Hooded Side Mirror

This car is an amazing barn find from the famous LeMay Collection in Tacoma, WA.  The car was last registered in 1971 and has been kept in one of the storage sheds where Harold LeMay kept his many cars.
The car is in very restorable condition, with straight panels, very little rust or rot and a nice two-tone interior.  The car was repainted in the early 1970's and the Chalk Pink, Charcoal Brown and Frost White three-tone paint is in quite good condition.  The interior is pink vinyl and brown cloth and also in very restorable condition.
Currently, the transmission will not go into Neutral or Park, but Drive and Reverse seem to work fine.  The brake system seems to work fine, but should be inspected before the car is driven far.  We spent some time getting the engine to start with new filters, plugs, wires, distributor cap, carburetor, hoses, battery, etc.  It purrs like a kitten... check out the video.  The power steering also works fine and the car drives under its own power.

Additionally, the car needs some interior work due to mild surface rust and corrosion on metal parts, and the carpets need replacing.  The seating surfaces are very good along with the headliner.  The dash covering is sagging, as are the sun visors.  The engine bay also needs some attention, with mild surface rust on the valve covers, manifolds, brake master cylinder and booster, along with various other engine bay components.  The ignition switch seems to only turn on the ignition, but not activate the starter, so it also needs some attention.
Overall, this car is in quite serviceable condition, but does need some attention before it could be considered road-worthy.  It is a great candidate for a mild-to-full restoration, or could be made into a very custom rod!

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