Dataplate specifications
Citation, 2-door hardtop, Powder Blue with Frost White
Blue vinyl and cloth interior

"E-475" 410cid 345bhp V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 705547 manufactured in Somerville, MA on August 29, 1957

Information as of:  May 2004

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   West Valley, Utah
Owned since:   unknown

Mileage:   77,000
Condition:   Drives, but needs restoration
Originality:   Non-Edsel grille

Accessories included:   Town & Country Radio, Wheel Covers, Compass, Dual Side-view Mirrors, Back-up Lights

It needs some restoration, but is mostly complete and should be easy to restore.  Former owner claimed that they had purchased it used in 1963 and that the car has only 77000 original miles.

Runs and drives but needs some tuning.  The car has been sitting for a few years and the last owner had run some bad gas through it.  I drained the tank and cleaned the carburetor and plugs, but it still bogs down under load.  I would suggest a full tune up.  The previous owner also mentioned that he had the carburetor rebuilt.  Like I stated, I cleaned it, but it seems to be gummed up still.
It has a new battery and air filter.  The brakes will need some attention but do work.  The body has a little bit of rust and some relatively minor damage to the passenger side.  Paint looks to be original, so nothing is hidden under bondo.  The rocker and quarter panels are surprisingly nice with just minimal rust starting.  The worst of the rust is in front of the rear seats in the floor pan.  Both sides are rusted through in this area.  I would guess that the original rubber mats are to blame.  The moisture tends to get trapped in between the mat and the floor.  The front floor seems okay with some surface rust showing.

Original matching hubcaps.  One of them looks like it was dinged up from the passenger side fender bender.  All of the others look okay.  The front fender at the headlight area is creased and the outer ring is missing, presumably broken and tossed.  The inner ring is there with only minor damage.  The door has a dent in it and the mirror casing on this side is broken but complete.  The casing of the mirror is also cracked on this side but looks salvageable.  Rear taillights are broken.

The center grill piece is not original, and it should have "Edsel" emblems down the center.  I do not have these items.
Has a decent set of tires.  The back window is not original to the car.  It had been broken once and the second owners bought this one for $500 about 6 years ago.  It has never been professionally installed and I do not have the top rubber grommet that holds it in.

Original interior!  This pretty blue and white interior has been under a vinyl seat cover for most of its life.  The back seat was also in a factory plastic sheet.  Unfortunately the sheet was rotting at the top and very yellow, so I removed it.  The plastic cover also had what looked like mildew, but fortunately, the seat was not affected at all.  The front seat cover was in worse shape, so some of the materials have a yellowish stain.  I believe that a good steam clean would bring it back.  The one thing that I am concerned about though is the seat covers had factory markings on them which transferred over to the original vinyl.  It may or may not come out. The foam in the seats is old and crumbling.

Rear view mirror is in the glove box.  It looks like someone was going to take the front window out, because the inner trim and the outside chrome were removed as well as the visors and mirror.  I have all of these items.  Dash pad is bad and will need to be replaced.  Most of the electrical components are working with the exception of the radio and the horn.

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