Dataplate specifications
Ranger, 4-door sedan, Star Blue Metallic with Jet Stream Blue
Blue vinyl/blue cloth

292 Ranger V8, 3-speed manual with Overdrive transmission, 3.70:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 722797 manufactured in Louisville, KY on January 26, 1959

Information as of:  January 2009

Owner:   T. H. Bakken
Location:   Presho, South Dakota
Owned since:   December 2008

Mileage:   44,600
Condition:   Drives well, needs minor restoration
Originality:   Stock, with some updated parts

Accessories included:   Lever-Temp Heater/Defroster, Overdrive Transmission, Standard Radio, Rear Speaker, Wheel Covers, Two-tone Paint, Electric Wipers, Padded Sun Visors, Oil Filter, Hooded Side Mirror, Courtesy Lights, Back-up Lights, Locking Gas Cap

This car was in storage since 1973 in an airport hangar.  The bias tires were too shot from sitting to use now.  As I understand not many Rangers w/3spd manuals had the overdrive like mine has.  Car was cleaner than I expected.  I pulled the plugs and turned over the motor by hand.  Needs a battery and some minor rewiring.  Body and interior are in real good shape.  No dents or scratches, but one small spot of rust on L/R wheel well.

(Update: January 19, 2009)
After looking into the motor, I found some burnt wiring and traced the damage all the way from the voltage regulator to the generator, relay switch, coil and distributor.  Ended up pulling the radiator and water pump.  Wasn't a pretty sight.
Still doesn't matter, I love this car now too much to think otherwise of it.

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