Dataplate specifications
Roundup, 2-door wagon, Snow White
Gold cloth/black vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, 3-speed manual transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 730645 manufactured in Louisville, KY in May, 1958

Information as of:  September 2009

Owner:   Bud Goodwin
Location:   Rialto, California
Owned:   April 1971 - November 1973 (approximate dates)

Mileage:   unknown (speedometer gear was broken but later repaired)
Condition:   Drove well, absolutely no rust anywhere
Originality:   Stock

Accessories included:   Dial-temp Heater/Defroster, Radio Delete, Clock Delete, Padded Dash and Visors, Oil Filter, Paper Air Cleaner, Under Dash Courtesy Lights. Aftermarket Trailer hitch.

Originally sold by Roger Harmon Edsel, San Bernardino.  I bought this Edsel from the original owner in north S.B. and it still had the hood ornament and the dealer license plate frames.  Paid $100 but it needed some work as he had replaced a bad 2.90:1 differential with a 2.69:1 ratio and that was hard on the clutch assembly.  After several tries and much clutch work, the car ran smooth and strong but was a little slow off the line.

It was painted blue by Earl Scheib for $39.95 and it looked pretty good but the interior was beat.  We had a surplus of cars and my Dad loaned it to a friend of his.  When it was returned months later there was a miss in the engine which we believed to be a cracked block.  Traded to a fellow named Gary Langley for a 1964 Studebaker Cruiser which was ironically sold to a girl named DeSoto years later.  Langley sold it to a guy in Fontana, CA who planned to put a 427 in it but no more is known.
The photo was probably taken in early 1973.

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