Edsel was positioned between Ford and Mercury but was launched just when the Eisenhower recession started. If the recession didn't help sales, neither did the " horse collar " grille which critics considered part of an overall vulgar design. By 1959, the second production year, body features were modified taking some of that design severity away. Edsels had 4 engine choices: an L-head 6, 223 cid, 145 hp for Rangers and station wagons, a V8, 292 cid, 200 hp for Rangers and the station wagon a V8 332 cid, 225 hp for Corsairs and Rangers, and a V8 361 cid, 303 hp for all Edsel models. This rare Corsair conertible cost $3072 and weighs 3790 lbs. The owner of this Edsel is the original buyer and has preserved this all these years. This Edsel has not been restored so this is an original survivor and an original owner. A double rarity. Thanks very much for viewing this rare 1959 Edsel Corsair convertible.
Route, 66, festival, 012