Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Jet Black
Black/gray cloth interior

361cid E-400 V8, column automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 701295 manufactured in Louisville, KY

Information as of:  October 2010

Owner:   drinkall@danvilletelco.net
Location:   Southeastern Iowa
Owned since:   1976

Mileage:   58,729
Condition:   Drives well
Originality:   Repainted

Accessories included:   Column Automatic Transmission, Tachometer, Electric Clock, Radio Delete Option, "Dog Dish" Hub Caps

This is an early production car that was a "give-away" car at a local food chain in Sept of '57.  I am the second owner and have known the car my entire life.  The original owner was a family friend and I acquired the car in 1976.  This is some what a survivor car in that I have tried to only "maintain" the car rather than restore it.
It has the E-400 with original equipment LEVER automatic.  This is not a T-bird or Merc change-over.  The interior is all original save for aftermarket front seat belts.  It is in very good original condition.  Has factory tach, clock and heater.  Radio delete is as car was delivered.  Heater core or control valve does leak and has been blocked off this summer.  It has low mileage radial tires for safe highway operation.  Brakes were gone trough in 2007 including hoses, lines, wheel and master cylinder.  New fuel line as well.  Has the original 2:91, 9" third member.  Transmission does have a leak but operates just fine.  I would not be afraid to drive this car anywhere in the lower 48 of U.S.A.
The front fenders, roof, both doors and lower quarters have been repainted.  The top was shot in 2002 out of necessity.  All four of the original "dog dish" hub caps have been beautifully re-chromed as well.
This car is now, and has always been, in southeastern Iowa.

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