Dataplate specifications
Pacer, 4-door hardtop, Royal Blue Metallic with Snow White
Coral cloth/white vinyl interior

361cid E-400 V8, column automatic transmission, 2.91:1 axle ratio
Edsel number 700040, its assembly plant and production date are unknown.

Information as of:  March 2007

Owner:   Frank Goubitz
Location:   Netherlands
Owned since:   1962

Mileage:   unknown
Condition:   unknown
Originality:   Factory original

Accessories included:   unknown

The VIN number on my Edsel is a one of a kind.  There is no identification plate on the doorpost and never has been!  There are two unharmed holes that do not even show rivet markings, so this Edsel didn't had the plate when it left the ship in Antwerp (Belgium).  In a way this Pacer is still "like a virgin".

The dealer (whose son is still alive) remembered the Edsel quite well because he had to clean it in the showroom for a long time.  The fact was that the car didn't sell at all and it took about 11 months before the Edsel was finally sold to a six-foot tall local moviehouse owner.  The official Ford dealer had only the engine and body number, 700040.  They had the information sheet from the Ford plant and made up their own number.  They took a cut out part of an oil can, stamped the number into the metal and placed it on the firewall like GM did.  I never found any plant info sheet in the car not even under the seats.
The "dealer-made" number was far from correct, and reads:

68   ABXH   700040
Many people (also noted Edsel historian Phil Skinner) have not solved this riddle.  Phil told that this "knockoff" Edsel could even be assembled in the Ford plant in Belgium.  The car (which never had a new paint job) doesn't even have an available Edsel interior/exterior colour scheme.

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