Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Moonrise Gray
Silver vinyl/black cloth

223 Econo-Six, 3-speed manual transmission, 3.56:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 703802 manufactured in Louisville, KY on October 25, 1958

Information as of:  March 2006

Owner:   Alan Critoph
Location:   England
Owned since:   July 1999

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Drives very well
Originality:   (See notes)

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Column Automatic Transmission, Padded Sun Visors

Despite the "MEL" chassis plate, the specifications differ considerably.  361cu in engine, 2-speed Powerglide box.  Previous owner told me it was original but the color is BLACK with silver side "flashes".

Anyone with any info on what is known as the ONLY 361 Black Ranger in England please contact me.

No power assisted steering or servo operated brakes... and very hard to stop at 100mph!  I`ve been in touch with Phil Skinner with some of the details but there is still an unanswered question.  The previous Hollywood-based owner says it`s original (refurbished seats and linings with NOS material in New Mexico).  It had stood for a long while in the states and was put into storage in UK for several years with only slight occaisional use - maybe that's why the mileage is low.  I don`t have immediate access to the car to tell you it`s mileage as it`s in storage again due to initially a constant radiator leak which after having the red re-soldered and tested has come down to a blown head gaket!  A task I will get round to... eventually.  The water system has been drained due to temperature drop during winter.
Any further info from it`s previous owners in USA would be gratefully recieved.

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