Dataplate specifications
Corsair, 2-door hardtop, Light Aqua with Snow White
Buff vinyl/gold cloth interior

361 Super Express V8, Automatic transmission
Edsel number 715198 manufactured in Louisville, KY

Information as of:  July 2003

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   Houston, Texas
Owned since:   unknown

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   Engine fire during restoration
Originality:   unknown

Accessories included:   unknown

We were helping a fellow dealer restore and refurbish this Edsel.  At the restoration shop, the car developed an electrical short and of course, caught fire and burned the carburetor, wires, wiring, inner fenders, hood, etc.  Some items that were just replaced were burned.  Can you see the money just flying out the window?

Anyway, the owner decided to quit before the beating gets worse.  It's not running now, but was driving before the fire.  The interior did not receive any fire damage, and the underdash wiring is not burned.  The hood is, as well as carb, distributor cap, wires etc.  The hood has a burn spot, but the paint shop says it can be easily repaired.

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