361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 721488 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 18, 1957
Sold the car in 1980 to finance a trip to Europe to do the backpack and Eurail pass college
Location: Camden County, New Jersey 1977 - 1983 (Last seen on a used car lot (Johnny's Chrysler, Oaklyn, NJ) several years after I sold it
Owned: 1977 - 1980 Mileage: unknown
Condition: Daily Driver 1977 - 1980, Including trips from Philadelphia to Atlanta twice/year. Sold in 1980 - unknown after that, but saw it for sale again in about 1983. Looked the same. I was at least the third owner
Originality: Amateur restoration plus engine rebuilt, but no modifications. Everything worked, even the clock. Accessories included: Teletouch Automatic Transmission, Radio, Heater, Clock, Tachometer, Tinted Glass, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Rocker Moldings, Trunk Light, Full Wheel Covers, Padded Dash and Visors, Day/night Mirror, Rear Speaker, Windshield Washers, Courtesy Lights. Notes:
Car made it onto the cutting room floor of the movie "The Buddy Holly Story". It was filmed in Atlanta where I went to college. In the last street scene where they are towing away the tour bus my headlights are down the street in the next block. The shot with me driving past the auditorium marquee following a few cars behind the bus was cut.
Sold the car in 1980 to finance a trip to Europe to do the backpack and Eurail pass college kid thing.
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