Dataplate specifications
Corsair, convertible, Petal Yellow with black top
Black/Silver vinyl interior

332 Express V8, Mile-o-matic 2-speed transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 726807 manufactured in Louisville, KY on February 19, 1959

Information as of:  March 2002

Owner:   Matt McLaughlin
Location:   Arkdale, Wisconsin
Owned since:   1999

Mileage:   100,000+
Condition:   Drives well
Originality:   unknown

Accessories included:   Power Steering

This car was purchased new from Sesi Lincoln-Mercury-Edsel in Ypsilanti, Michigan March 23, 1959.  The person that bought it new was J.T. Montonye, who lived at 1899 W Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti.  (This info I got fromt he "Authorized Edsel Dealers Service Policy" I found in the glove box a while back.  It has a 1000 mile inspection service coupon attached to it that was never used.)

I purchased it at an Iola car show in Wisconsin in 1999 from an estate settler from Indiana.  I drive it regularly and I'm getting it fixed up as I go along.

October 2000:
Newer tires, recored radiator, new hoses, ignition wires and spark plugs, older restoration showing wear, great daily driver, this is not a perfect Edsel, but from 20 feet away it looks good.  Some chrome has pitting, paint is fading, cracked drivers side window, convertible top rear window is bad, the top is good and in good working order.
Very fun car.

May 2005:
It has a new gas tank, dual welded exhaust from front to rear with turbo mufflers, new radiator, new carburetor, complete top end engine rebuild that included a valve job and new exhaust manifolds, and also has a new oil pump and all new engine gaskets, newer tires and brake work, new 29NF battery.  Also included is a new in box convertible top.  The one that is on the car is ok but the rear window is missing.  The interior and exterior are showing wear, but are presentable.  Car is equipped with power steering but it leaks so I do not fill it.  It has a minor rust hole under the spare tire in the trunk and a fist-size rust hole in the drivers rocker panel, otherwise the floors are solid and rust free.  There is evidence of body repair in the quarters and other areas from an older restoration back in the 80's.  The heater, radio, gas gauge and wipers are inoperable, also the drivers window is cracked.

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