Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 4-door sedan, Jet Black with Gold Metallic
Green vinyl/green cloth interior

292 Ranger V8, Mile-o-matic 2-speed transmission, 3.10:1 axle ratio
Edsel number C9UF700408 manufactured in Louisville, KY on September 29, 1958

Information as of:  December 2000

Owner:   Bill Krieger
Location:   Elk Grove, Illinois
Owned since:   April 2000

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Parts car
Originality:   All parts are factory authentic for the car

Accessories included:   Radio, Clock

This is a car that I picked up sight-unseen.  The seller said that it was rust-free and he was partially right.  When I picked it up, the car had deep surface rust over most of the body that would require a great deal of sanding to remove.  Also the car was parked for 10 - 20 years with the windows down, so the interior was trashed.  But on the other hand, it did not run.  In other words, it was hopeless.  I sold some parts from the car and finally trailered it to a guy in Indiana who may use it for parts or may restore it.  I hated to dump the car because of the low VIN number and the underneath was totally original.  But you MUST be practical when fixing up these cars and not spend yourself into a big hole that you can't recover from (e-mail me and I will confess how much I have spent on restoring the 1957 Ford and 1965 Mustang).  I purchased another 1959 Ranger (see VIN C9UF729995) and am a happy Edsel owner.

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