End of the Line Tour Nov. 19, 2009 -Return of the Edsels
Edsels return to the assembly line for the first time in 50 years at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville KY on November 19, 2009. Part of the "End of the Line Tour" to commemorate 50 years since the Edsel was discontinued on November 19, 1959.
Master Hands (1936) Chevrolet Manufacturing
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets
from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the
"master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to
the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint,
Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition
with their famous sitdown strikes.
Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally,
and socially significant" films.
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud documentary - The Car's The Star [BBC 1995]
18 years ago, on television, The Car's The Star.
After the Silver Dawn followed the Silver Cloud in its standard version or
a rare, long wheelbase. The carrossier H. J. Mulliner was just bought by
Rolls-Royce and this specialist builded convertibles on the chassis. For
the special bodies were James Young, Freestone & Webb and Hooper good
addresses.The Silver Cloud was a popular status symbol among movie and pop
'no copyright infringement is intended'
1959 DeSoto Body & Assembly Facility
This is a video of the DeSoto automobile production facility in 1959. All
of the modernized techniques and quality assurances in this film did not
save DeSoto from being discontinued just after the release of the 1961
models in late 1960 (just two years later).
Tour of an auto parts factory in 1940 - "Auto-Lite on Parade" - WDTVLIVE42
Take a 10940's tour of the Electric Auto-Lite Company factory and see auto
parts and accessories such as spark plugs, batteries and headlights being
manufactured. The film ends with a stop-motion parade of the various
WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the
past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
1958 Ford Ranchero - tugged out of its parking spot
1958 Ford Ranchero. Its not that bad, clean the moss off and it would make
a great car to drive as it is! We have 2 of these, this one is the V8, the
other is the inline 6.
Barry Weiss on Storage Wars has one too...
Original 1960 Edsel Ranger Four Door Sedan (Part 3)
This 1960 Edsel Ranger Four Door Sedan just came out of a 35 year slumber!
It is all original form the engine, to the paint and near perfect interior!
The Car has the 292 Ranger V8 and the odometor reads a little over 98,000
miles. The cars has the factory two-tone paint, with polar white on the top
and Cadet Blue Metallic on rest. The interior is all original and in near
mint condition, it even has original Edsel floor mats. What I couldn't
believe is that the radio still even works! This Edsel has the Mile-o-Matic
Automatic 2 speed Transmission and has the rear axle ratio of 3:10 to 1.
There were only 1,126 of the 1960 Edsel Ranger Four Door Sedans made, and
they had an original sticker price of $2,697 when new. The 1960 Edsels
started full production on September 14, 1959. This car was made on
September 23, of 1959 out of the Louisville, Kentucky plant. By the end of
September, the total production was 889. The 1960 Edsel Line was introduced
on October 15, 1959 and by November 19, 1959, with a total of 2,846 cars
made, production ended. This car runs and drives great and is a fantastic
addition to the collection. I purchased the car from a friend who bought it
at his dads sale a few years ago. He payed $4000 for it at auction and then
he sold it to me for $1500 because he wanted it to go to a good home, of
which I will provide! I plan on having this car out at many shows this
year, so if your in the Lincoln, Nebraska area, you just might see it at a
show or maybe even just driving around.
Remembering an epic flop: Louisville's Edsel
Jim Popp got a great deal on his first Edsel 50 years ago — shortly after
production of the car ended at Ford Motor Co.'s Louisville Assembly Plant.
Edsel fans like Popp, most of them retired, drove or carted their chromed
beasts to the Fern Valley Road factory last week to mark the 50th
anniversary of the end of Edsel production.
The Cars the Star Hillman Imp
The Car's the Star: Hillman Imp
Series looking at classic '70s cars, many of which can be seen in the
background of Life on Mars. Quentin Willson looks at the Hillman Imp. [S]
1959 Ford Edsel Ranger! FOR SALE
This is a very Clean 1959 Edsel ranger 2door hardtop.This car is beyond
nice and has a great history being formerly owned by the editor of OSR and
Ck Deluxe magazines and being in half a dozen or so issues of those mags.It
started as a solid Georgia car and starting in 2004 began a nice journey to
the slick mild Kustom it is today. Since 2004 it has had the folowing done.
New interior Pearl white /black roll and pleats
New carpet, headliner, and doorpanels
Fresh rebuilt C6 trans
High torque starter
BFG Silvertown wide white radial tires 57 Fairlane bullet caps
Chrome dummy spots
Bumpers rechromed all stainless polished
Fresh paint with candy flake red/orange roof and coves
All emblems and side mirrors shaved correctly.
New aluminum duals with cherry bomb glasspacks Chrome pencil tips ot the
Rebuilt front end.
Lowered 3" in the rear and 4" in the front sets level and rides great.
this car has an exceptional body and is very nice underneath.
It runs and drives great and is very dependable and I feel it could be
driven anywhere at anytime.
$17,000 or a possible partial trade for 1964 and earlier full size cars and
trucks.This means NO LATE MODELS OR MUSCLE CARS BOATS ETC. thanks for
looking and please call/email with any questions or offers.
770 402 8626
1958 Edsel Villager Wagon
Kirk Swiatek shows off his unrestored 1958 Edsel Villager wagon. 1958 was
the first year for the wagon and Kirk highlights some of the unique
features found on the car, including the boomerang taillights, horse collar
grille and Teletouch pushbutton transmission.
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