361 Super Express V8, Dual-Power 3-speed transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 702152 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 14, 1958
Owned since: unknown Mileage: unknown
Condition: Partially restored, not running
Originality: unknown Accessories included: unknown Notes:
Almost everything needed to finish her is here. Included are lots of expensive re-chromed parts including the two front bumpers, front headlight housings (one has an imperfection in the housing), and the rear bumper (The bumpers are very well done and certainly show quality). Most of the trim is with the car and in very nice shape. The horse collar looks very nice but is cracked.
The motor turns over 360 degrees with difficulty indicating that she is nice and tight and typical of a high compression motor or a rebuilt motor. I was told this is a 303-horsepower 361 cid, but I donít know for sure. I was also told it is rebuilt but I donít have any paperwork to verify that. I don't want to start the car because it has sat for 25 years like this and I am afraid I'll damage the transmission. (The local trany guy says a transmission may sit and get dried out on the upper seals so that when the motor spins up these seals may get damaged and then in a short time the trany may go out.)
The radiator has been redone as well as the gas tank. I absolutely believe the motor is fine and will run with some attention. No oils were used to free it up or anything like that. The interior is all there, like seats and door panels, and they are in surprisingly condition. Some dimples exist in the upholstery from parts lying in the car but they should shrink out of the material when exposed to some nice hot sunlight. The rear seat has a bad spot but is hard to notice. I owned the car a long time before I even saw the imperfection in the seat. The upholstery is kind of dirty but should clean up really nice. The convertible top frame and hydraulics are intact. The header bow is quite nice and the chrome accent on the top of the header bow is terrific. The floors and rockers are great, as they have been worked on in the early stages of restoration. The trunk floor is out of the car. The frame is crusty but absolutely solid. The car rolls easily. In spite of the dismantled appearance of this car I think it will go together nicely.
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