Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 4-door sedan (deluxe interior), Hawaiian Blue with Cadet Blue Metallic
Silver vinyl/Gray cloth interior

292 Ranger V8, Mile-o-matic 2-speed transmission, 3.10:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 702372 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 17, 1959

Information as of:  1970

Owner:   Tom H. Johnson
Location:   Peoria, Illinois
Owned:   1966 - 1970

Mileage:   190,000
Condition:   unknown
Originality:   unknown

Accessories included:   Pushbutton radio, heater, clock, backup lights, whitewall tires, wheelcovers

1968 research by R. Meek

UPDATE: March 2004
My grandfather bought this car new in the spring of 1960 when it was the last remaining Edsel at Blaser Edsel in Moline, Illinois.  He traded a 1950 Nash for it.  My grandfather drove the car until early 1966 when he gave it to me - at that time it had about 70,000 miles on it.  I then drove it until the fall of 1970 at which time I traded it in on a 1971 Ford Pinto.  At the time I traded my Edsel it had been restored and repainted with original DuPont paint, although no engine overhaul had been done.  At trade-in it had about 190,000 miles on it, and did not use more than a half quart of oil between changes (every 3,000 miles).  As delivered this car had no power accessories but did have what's listed above.  It came without the embossed "E" in the center of the back seat as, according to the Edsel dealer, all of those seats were gone by the time this car was built.  The dealer to which I traded the Edsel subsequently sold it to a man in West Liberty, Iowa who had a collection of Edsels, however I've long ago misplaced his name.  I'd love to know if it still exists and, if so, what condition it is in.

If you have any information on what happened to this car, please contact Tom at njohnson@lc.edu

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