Dataplate specifications
Bermuda, 4-door 9-passenger wagon, Turquoise with Snow White
Turquoise/white vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 3.22:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 706305 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 20, 1957

Information as of:  February 2004

Owner:   James E. Snyder, Jr.
Location:   Omaha, Nebraska
Owned since:   Spring 1972

Mileage:   approx. 100,000 actual
Condition:   Drives well
Originality:   Factory Original, with some internal engine parts updated

Accessories included:   Clock, tachometer, interior light group, power steering, power brakes, "safety" group, wheel covers with spinners and color-keyed discs, AM push button radio, teletouch transmission, front bumper guards

I first spotted my Edsel when the car was 10 years old and I was 12, on vacation with the family in 1968.  We lived in Indiana at the time, and the car was on an appliance dealer's parking lot in Scottsbluff, NE.  The dealer also sold horse trailers, and the Edsel was apparently being used to transport them and move them around on the lot.  We moved to Scottsbluff a few years later when my dad took a job there, and he purchased the car (from the appliance dealer) for my high school graduation present.  I have owned it ever since.
Except for the time it spent having its engine, transmission and front suspension overhauled a few years ago, it has been driveable the whole time, mostly used in nice weather.  Everything I have done to the car has been to either maintain the vehicle in a driving condition, or to restore it to original.  The car has never had any body or paint work done on it, but still manages a healthy glow on its remaining Turquoise and Ivory paint.  If you count my dad, who bought it from the second owner and titled it for a few years in his name before transferring it to me, I am the 4th owner.  It was originally purchased from W.E. Dineen, an Edsel dealer in Cheyenne, WY.

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