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.
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 rear
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
GM assembly plant
footage from 38 showing the production line ...right thru to pay day! lol
cant help it..I love this sorta stuff.
The Edsel Commercial (1957)
Classic commercial for the famous 50's car called The Edsel. Considered to be one of the biggest flops of all time, The Edsel now has a cult following.
1958 EDSEL "ONCE IN A LIFETIME"
CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE AT unclerussie.tripod.com In late 1957, Edsel division of the Ford motor company hosted a huge introduction party, which unveiled the all new Edsel to the press and other Ford executives. The party included broadway-type production numbers, featuring songs, singers and dancers, extolling the virtues of this all new car. One number performed in this show was "Once in a lifetime".
A RESTORED 1959 EDSEL
In the model year of 1958 Ford Motor launched a new car named after Henry Ford's son, Edsel. Ford Co., thought there was a niche to fill between the Ford car and the next model level Mercury. They thought wrong. There were several reasons for the failure of Edsel, one being it's different if not bizarre styling featuring a " horse collar" grill. Another reason was that there was no niche to fill between Ford and Mercury. Edsel used a lot of Mercury parts so it appeared to be a lower scale Mercury than a upper scale Ford. The economic recession of 1958 also helped to kill sales of the introductory year. This video gives you a tour of a restored 1959 Edsel. The styling was less severe than the fifty eight model year and looks more appealing but it didn't encourage sales for the damaged image was already there. This Edsel is the lower model Ranger. Under the hood lies the six cyclinder Ford engine with dual Exhaust. The exterior paint on this car is excellent while the interior uphostery is not original or authentic but looks great. The bottom line Ranger cost $3,072 and sold 7,778 units out of a model year total of 44,891.
The two model years did nothing to increase sales and the 1960 model year was a tacky version of a Ford of which the Ranger model sold 295 two doors at $2,705, and 1,288 four doors at $2697. So, Ranger model totals for 1960 were 1,583. Edsel was cancelled in November '59 after only making 110,847 for the three model years.
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...
1958 Edsel First TV Ad
1958 Edsel TV ad.
Editing by ROMANO-ARCHIVES.
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The Edsel Show
Not even the combined forces of Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong, and Bing Crosby could make this car look good...