Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Jet Stream Blue with Snow White
Blue vinyl/blue cloth interior

292 Ranger V8, Mile-o-matic 2-speed transmission, 3.10:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 708469 manufactured in Louisville, KY on November 19, 1958

Information as of:  July 2004

Owner:   Jim Smith
Location:   Arcata, California
Owned since:   September 1, 2001 (Paid $400)

Mileage:   25,969.8 Original
Condition:   Running
Originality:   Ford motor, Ford-o-Matic transmission

Accessories included:   Back-up Lights, Day/Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Arm Rests and Ashtrays, Power Steering, Standard Radio

The engine and transmission were no good when I bought the car so I replaced it with a 1966 Ford 390 V-8 and 2-speed automatic.  The car has been sitting for a number of years in a shed.  The person I bought the car from had not driven it in 18 years.  The last time it was parked was when the engine had blown up, and just before the engine went, the transmission was slipping real bad.
When I read about the Edsel in the paper it said "moving must sell, 1959 Edsel, sat many years, engine/trans no good, body straight, needs paint, some interior work required, asking $400.00, Original classic few parts missing."

(Looking for information on the Edsels built immediately before and after this one)

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