Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Charcoal Brown Metallic
Black/gray cloth interior

361cid E-400 V8, 3-speed manual transmission, 3.70:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 731701 manufactured in Louisville, KY on July 15, 1958

Information as of:  January 2005

Owner:   Jon Kubic
Location:   Thornton, Colorado
Owned since:   January 2005

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Not Running but salvageable
Originality:   All parts are factory authentic

Accessories included:   unknown

Factory 3-speed car, now without engine or trans.  Appears that last paint combo was light blue and white (maybe Powder Blue) (FEE), but the color code says original color was all Charcoal Brown Metallic.  I wonder how rare that is.

This car appears to have been last licensed in 1964, based on the license plate.  However, it doesn't appear to have been in inside storage the whole time.  The previous owner before me kept it in a barn.  That's one reason it is filthy, there are a lot of bird droppings on the car.

It needs a windshield and a few other flat glass pieces.  There is a bit of rust on the car, around the headlights, at the bottom of both front fenders behind the front wheels and a small rust hole in the left rocker just behind the fender.  There are some rust bumps showing in the very lowest part of the rear quarters.  But, all in all, this car's body is pretty solid and in much better shape than most unrestored Fords and Edsels of the same vintage.

All exterior pieces are on the car.  The tail light lenses are good, bumpers and grille are there.  Most of the chrome will need rechroming, but it is there.  The interior is pretty trashed.  It is obvious that rodents have lived in it for quite awhile.  None of the tires are much good at this point.  None hold air for very long.

Yes, this car needs a lot.  But, it is a much better platform than many '58 Edsels still left rotting away.  Someone with time and money needs to save this car.

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