Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Ember Red with Snow White
Black/gray cloth interior

361cid E-400 V8, Column automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 706578 manufactured in Louisville, KY on August 21, 1957

Information as of:  May 2009

Owner:   James Trice
Location:   Orange Park, Florida
Owned since:   August 2008

Mileage:   07,056
Condition:   In restoration
Originality:   Some updated parts

Accessories included:   Column Automatic Transmission, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers, Seat Belts, Tri-tone Paint, Oil Filter, Paper Air Cleaner, Dual Exhaust, Carpet,

Estimate restoration comlpetion about Spring 2010

Information as of:  August 2008

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   League City, Texas
Owned:   2006 - August 2008

Mileage:   105,065
Condition:   In restoration
Originality:   Non-Edsel engine, new red/white upholstery

Accessories included:   Radio

A very solid '58 Edsel Ranger.  The body is in really good shape with only minor rust in a few places.  I purchased the car two years ago in Houston from a gentleman who had a whole warehouse of classic vehicles.  He was tired of holding on to them so he sold them all.  According to him I am the third owner.
The engine is a 312 cubic inch out of a '57 T-Bird.  It runs very strong.  I have replaced the carb and the battery.  The car comes with a brand new set of Crager SS rims and brand new tires.  I have purchased the following items but was waiting till after the new paint to put them on: gas tank, door handles, dash trim, rocker panels, and chrome valve covers.  I am in the process of stripping the paint and priming it.  The passenger side is nearly completed.  The interior is in excellent shape.  It looks like it was redone within the last few years.  I put air shocks on it last fall.  I used to drive the Edsel around the block almost every weekend until I started stripping.  Now I start it twice a month just to let the engine run.  It does leak transmission fluid but not too bad.  The transmission shifts very smoothly.  I replaced the master cylinder and all of the wheel cylinders.  The driver's window was cracked when I bought the car.  I had the glass replaced but it hasn't been put back in yet.  It won't take much to complete this classic and get her back on the road.

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