361 Super Express V8, Dual-power 3-speed transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 700671 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 1, 1958
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Owned since: November 1958 Mileage: Rebuilt about 10,000 miles ago
Condition: Drives well, needs minor restoration
Originality: Scallop painted black, some updated parts Accessories included: Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Column Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Whitewall Tires, Wheel Covers, Two-tone Paint, Heavy Duty Battery, Hooded Side Mirror, Courtesy Lights, Dealer-installed Aftermarket Air Conditioner Notes:
Pretty good shape. Only needs minor repairs. The car runs well, but will overheat if driven too far (I believe it needs a new water pump). It has a rust spot about 2" in diameter behind each front tire at the bottom of the front fenders. There are no dents or scratches on the body and all the chrome and moldings are in good shape. The 3-speed automatic Trans and rear end are in good shape. Engine was rebuilt less than 10,000 miles ago and is the big V-8. All windows are good except the driver's side has a couple cracks in it. The splines on the driver's side window knob are stripped, as are the gears on the shaft that the knob goes on. The paint is oxidized, but should polish up pretty good. The driver's seat has a couple rips on the botton part. The rest of the seats look OK and headliner is good. The dash pad needs replacing or you could just paint the dash. It has the stock AM push button radio. The car has after-market air-conditioning that was installed by the dealer. It works really well, but it has a slow leak and doesn't stay charged more than about a week. Power brakes work, but I think there is a leak in the vacuum accumulator. They would work much better if that was fixed.
Car has the original full wheel hubcaps and they are in good shape. I have a set of original keys that I don't use, in order to keep them in good shape. I also have the original window sticker that came on the car when it was new. My dad bought the car new at an Edsel Dealer in Fontana, California and just gave it to me about a dozen years ago. The car is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California (about 5 miles north of the Ontario Airport). It is an above average Class 4.
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