Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 2-door sedan, Jet Black
Silver vinyl/black cloth interior

223 Econo-Six, 3-speed manual transmission, 3.56:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 720885 manufactured in Louisville, KY on January 16, 1959

Information as of:  March 2009

Owner:   John & Kim Barton
Location:   Oak Hills, California
Owned since:   March 2009

Mileage:   1,162,462
Condition:   Drives, but needs restoration
Originality:   All parts are factory authentic

Accessories included:   Radio

Needs work.

Information as of:  February 2009

Owner:   unknown (online auction car)
Location:   Covina, California
Owned since:   unknown

Mileage:   118,000
Condition:   Runs and drives
Originality:   Stock

Accessories included:   "Dog dish" hub caps

Car was bought sight unseen in San Francisco, and I then drove it home to the L.A. area.  It is not going to work for what I want.  Looks OK, drives great, I got 25 mpg on the way back from San Fran.

Interior is great, drives great, has rust, and it smokes more than I can handle, as I wanted this to be my economy car, but it smokes too much.  It has a rebuilt head, new hoses, battery and new tires.  All gauges work, even the dome light works, wipers work when they want (vacuum), all glass is good.  I would love to keep it but just don't have the time and $ to rebuild the engine.

The head was rebuilt by a very reliable engine builder at a cost of about $500.00 (receipt with car).  Also has new generator and voltage regulator.  The clock is in the trunk, but comes with the car, and I have set of good coil springs for the front, as one is broken.  The rear quarter panels have been fiberglassed but not well.  Also there is a softball-size hole from rust in the left fender.  Car also has normal scratches, etc.  It looks to have had one repaint and it was originally a black car.

I have about 10 Edsels, and everybody likes this one the best, but as I say, I just do not want to deal with the smoke.  Car has current tags through December of 2009.

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