Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Sherwood Green Metallic
Silver vinyl/Gray cloth interior

292 Ranger V8, 2-speed Mile-o-Matic transmission
Edsel number 701243 manufactured in Louisville, KY

Information as of:  May 2004

Owner:   Ladonna Abanatha
Location:   Symsonia, Kentucky
Owned:   1959-1965, repurchased February 8, 1965

Mileage:   123,903
Condition:   Runs
Originality:   unknown

Accessories included:   unknown Radio, Hooded Mirrors

I don't have the data plate but I do have the registration on it.  My dad purchased it new in 1959 from Leon Riley's Ford/Mercury dealership in Benton, KY, where he worked as a mechanic.  The car was wrecked about 3 months later.  When it was repaired, they didn't put the data plate back on.  We kept it until 1964 and traded it in for a new Mercury, but every time we went to town, we had to go by to visited it, so he repurchased it on February 8, 1965 and it's still in the family!  It's not in real good shape but it's mine and I'm real proud of it.  Would like to restore it but it's hard to find parts for the 1960 ones!

The registration is still in my dad's name (Robert H. Canter), but it mine now that he has past on.  The original key ring is still with it, stamped "Record & Detach FN715".

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