Dataplate specifications
Pacer, 4-door sedan, Charcoal Brown Metallic with Driftwood
Brown cloth interior

361cid E-400 V8, Teletouch automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 732830 manufactured in Louisville, KY on August 21, 1958

Information as of:  December 2001

Owner:   Karl Starr
Location:   Minneapolis, Minnesota
Owned since:   November 24, 2001

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Drives, but needs restoration
Originality:   Modified transmission linkage, new paint

Accessories included:   unknown

This car now sports greenish-gold metallic paint with white roof and scallop.

Records included with the car indicate that it was purchased by a couple in Powers Lake, ND.  I believe the closest Edsel dealer to Powers Lake would have been in Minot, so I assume the car was purchased there.  The original owner had the car for 33 years.  After his (apparent) death, the car was taken to Minneasota, where it had three different owners in the following decade.

The best things about the car are that the body is in quite good condition, with no dents, and only a very small amount of rust.  All chrome and other trim pieces are present and most are in very good condition.  The car is driveable, but the engine runs rough, and needs quite a bit of work.  The teletouch transmission has been bypassed with a jerry-rigged floor shift.  Upholstery is in poor condition and will need to be replaced.
We will keep the car garaged for now, until we can afford to have it professionally restored.  This was not an impulsive purchase: I've wanted to own an Edsel since I was three years old, and I've had my eye on this particular vehicle for the past 3 years.  We only made the decision to purchase it after we felt we could realistically make the commitment to get the car fully restored within the next 2 years.

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