OU14W701421

Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 4-door hardtop (deluxe interior), Turquoise with Polar White
Turquoise vinyl and cloth interior

292 Ranger V8, Mile-o-matic 2-speed transmission, 3.10:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 701421 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 5, 1959


Information as of:  April 2017

Owner:   Bob Ellsworth
Location:   East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Owned since:   August 11, 2002

Mileage:   90,620
Condition:   Drives very well, needs cosmetics only
Originality:   Non-Edsel seat covers and vinyl roof

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Standard Radio, Power Steering, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers with Spinner, Padded Dash and Sun Visors, Seat Belts, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Windshield Washer, Back-up Lights, Chrome Fender Skirts

Notes:
2002 Installed a working Edsel radio, replaced headlamp switch and Ford dash knobs
2003 New spare tire rim, new rear brake drum, "EDSL60" vanity plate
2004 Repainted engine components to Edsel specs, new: radiator, exhaust system, rear shocks, and installed an Edsel fuel guage.  New tranmission seals and internal components after the front seal failed on the way to the IEC Nationals.  (Many thanks to Continental Transmission of Cheektowaga, NY for the fast recovery and reasonable price!)
2005 "EDSEL" vanity plate.  Carburetor overhaul.  Oil & filter on June 23, 2005 at 87,691 miles.
"Top 5 Best in Class 1960-1969" trophy awarded at Crusin' New England Magazine's "Spooktacular" show, October 16, 2005
2007 Engine compartment compounded.  Oil & filter on April 28, 2007 at 88,346 miles.  New fuel tank float & sending unit, replaced passenger rear axle seal, refilled differential with gear oil and complete chassis lubrication per Edsel specs.  "Third Place Antique 1958-63" trophy awarded at the Spindles Autofest 2007 meet on September 2.
2008 Oil & filter on April 19, 2008 at 88,723 miles. 
2009 New fuel tank, new front shocks, new stabilizer links, new tie rod ends, new front wheel bearings and seals.  Replaced driver's side spindle and front brake drum.
2010 Silver Award at the 42nd Annual EOC National convention, "Edsels in the Witch City".  The car was also the model used in the convention logo.
2011Oil & filter on June 27, 2011 at 89,396 miles.  Reproduction Edsel floor mats added.
2012 New rear wheel cylinders and brake line, rear wheel bearings and seals.  Spare tire cover added.
2014 New factory correct "Power Punch" maintenance-free vented-cap battery, new windshield washer fluid bag.  Oil & filter on May 4, 2014 at 90,156 miles.  Third Place 1960 Class trophy awarded at the International Edsel Rally in Corning, NY on July 26.
2015 Acquired original Edsel rear floor mats, molded in Turquoise.
2016 New rear brake shoes, springs, adjuster.  Oil & filter on June 19, 2016 at 90,613 miles. 
2017 Refinished paint damaged by a too-small trailer in 2014.  Oil & filter on April 17, 2017 at 90,800 miles. 


Information as of:  August 2002

Owner:   Michael Pearson
Location:   Brookfield, Connecticut
Owned:   June 30, 2002 - August 11, 2002

Mileage:   85,015
Condition:   Drives very well, needs cosmetics only
Originality:   Non-Edsel seat covers and vinyl roof, Ford dash components

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Standard Radio, Power Steering, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers with Spinner, Padded Dash and Sun Visors, Seat Belts, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Windshield Washer, Back-up Lights, Chrome Fender Skirts

Notes:
Ford radio and Ford gas gauge not working.  Bought the car for its rarity, but soon realized that there wasn't time to maintain both this and my '63 Lincoln Continental.


Information as of:  June 2002

Owner:   Dave Pattino
Location:   Arkville, New York
Owned:   December 8, 1999 - June 30, 2002

Mileage:   83,172
Condition:   unknown
Originality:   Non-Edsel seat covers and vinyl roof, Ford dash components

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Standard Radio, Power Steering, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers with Spinner, Padded Dash and Sun Visors, Seat Belts, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Windshield Washer, Back-up Lights, Chrome Fender Skirts

Notes:
Rebuilt Edsel 292 installed in Summer 2000.  Also brake work, new generator, etc.
Parked in a barn until 2002, when the owner moved to Arizona.


Information as of:  November 1999

Owner:   Phil Stalling Classic Cars
Location:   Newark, Ohio
Owned:   unknown

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   unknown
Originality:   Non-Edsel seat covers and vinyl roof

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Standard Radio, Power Steering, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers with Spinner, Padded Dash and Sun Visors, Seat Belts, Rocker Panel Mouldings, Windshield Washer, Back-up Lights, Chrome Fender Skirts

Notes:
Sold for $5,500 at the All-Ford Swap Meet in Columbus, Ohio. Two photos of the car for sale were published in Cars & Parts magazine, later reprinted in the March and April 2000 IEC newsletter.


Information as of:  1968, 1994

Owner:   John T. Fisher
Location:   Newark, Ohio
Owned:   1960's - 1990's

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   unknown
Originality:   unknown

Accessories included:   unknown

Notes:
John owned the car at least from the late 1960s through February 1994, when his last Ohio registration expired.  (Research provided by R. Meek)

According to an Ohio Edsel fan at the 2007 50th Anniversary meet in Dearborn, Michigan, John was an upholsterer by trade, and was the owner responsible for installing the seat covers over the original seats as well as the textured vinyl roof.

Per labels on the door jamb:
Oil, lube & filter change on August 29, 1963 at 24,780 miles
Oil, lube & filter change on June 1, 1973 at 41,922 miles


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