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Old 06-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default 60 edsel barn find

I picked up this 60 4 dr hardtop last weekend. 292 and a 2 speed automatic. The family that owned it shuffled it from barn to barn for the past almost 30 years. The dad died and the family thought it was time to go. He started to "restore" it before it got parked. All the missing trim is in the car. He had the back seat in his attic of the house. It looks great! Too bad the front seat wasnt stored there too! It has the typical 1960 Edsel 1/4 panel and wheel house rot. They said it last ran and moved in the mid 90's.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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And how many '60 Edsels did they build?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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That looks pretty good, lets see some more pics.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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Looks like he won't have any problems opening up the rear fender opening for the NASCAR look!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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From what I see 135 4 dr hardtops. I have a 4 dr sedan also....about 1288 I think on the sedans. Only a 2 month run for everything 1960.... Wagons, convertibles, 2 dr's and 4 dr's the whole bunch.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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I dig it! Anything offbeat or Edsel and I'm in... More pics?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #7
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1960 hardtop 4dr production - 104 - makes it kinda rare...1959 was about 1700....still on the rare side...
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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I know I am crazy (especially to say on the hamb) but this car should be kept STOCK. one can modify a ford or a mercury...
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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Huge thumbs up if you can manage to save this car. I've always liked 60's and it'd be real pretty with the hardtop roofline.

Is it restorable? How does the frame look? Tell us about your plans for it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #10
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Good start to a unique and interesting build.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #11
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the hell with restoringit, Sure its rare, but just cause its rare dosent automatically make it Valuble... would make a cool mild custom. All it is is a 60 Ford with some different trim anyways....
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I will try to get some more pics soon. Not real computer savy when it comes to that. Plans will probably lean toward the red with a white flake top. wheels??? probably the stock steel wheels maybe a wide white and edsel spinner hub caps (already have them)??? Im a big fan of driving the cars so late model EFI and OD trans if the combo in it needs much work.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:03 AM   #13
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Wow! Talk about rare! Very nice find, can't wait to see the build thread on this.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:26 AM   #14
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Wow, looks like their last ditch effort to make it more "normal" looking before the brand was killed off, never ever seen one before- actual size too!! -H.R.D-

What year was the last Edsel ??
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:02 AM   #15
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Wow, looks like their last ditch effort to make it more "normal" looking before the brand was killed off, never ever seen one before- actual size too!! -H.R.D-

What year was the last Edsel ??
1960 was the last year for Edsels, they were built from September-November 1959 at the Louisville plant. A bit under 3,000 were made in total and they shared their bodies with Fords. The 2 door Hardtops are basically Edsel Starliners.

Ford should have persevered IMO, the 60 was a very attractive car.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:08 AM   #16
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Cool car and very unusual and rare, keep it stock and don't mess with it.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #17
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they dont been them like they used to .... love all that trim on the car ....
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #18
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Saw a 1960 Edsel Ranger sat evening at a small car show. It was Black with Red interior. Bought new by the mans mother. 1 Repaint, Sets recovered only. She quit driving it and put it in a garage for a few years. Still had the original window sticker in the window. 4 door and looked new.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #19
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they are just hard to come across any vintage metal .... =/
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #20
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Saw one at pullapart last year,most of the cool trim already gone.. engine in pieces..
Went back to cut the rear fins and light pods off for a future project,but the rust was too bad..
Cool car you got there..
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