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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1stGrumpy, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. I don't have any pic's of it but the first time I went to the Stray Kat 500 and met Floyd and Becki Dutton, they were in a black Ranchero that had an Edsel front clip, tail lights, and I belive side trim on it. It was super cool, but I believe they sold it while building the wagon.
     
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    Yep, it was kool too Bret. I have pics somewhere from another time I saw it.
     
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    Pretty sure this is it. Seems it may have sold at auction at some point.

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    i like the '58 and the '60. always thought the '59 was a bit too boxy looking. but they ARE different!
     
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    packard dies, weren't they?
     
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  13. At least some of them looked like designs based on Packards from 10 or 15 years earlier. Don't know if any actual Packard dies ended up in Russia. Though it seems like a lot of outdated dies and tooling from other North American makes (especially Willys, Ramblers and AMCs) got a second life in South America.
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    This was not a Ford with the Edsel front end. I actually saw the local Ford dealer where I lived offloading one from the car hauler delivering new 58 Fords and Edsels.
     
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    Ford introduced a new line of medium priced cars at a time when the market was turning to cheap compact cars and medium priced car sales were dying. Such well established names as Hudson, Nash, Packard, and DeSoto disappeared about the same time. While Rambler, Lark, Valiant, Corvair and Falcon set new sales records.
    Since the Edsel program took several years to bring out, there is no way they could have known this in time to do anything about it.
     
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    At the risk of being persecuted by the "moderates", I will suggest that mainstream media were influenced by people who, for whatever reason, began a negative campaign that took on a life of its own. I was 11 when the '58 hit the market. Comments ?
     
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    I thought the same thing. I knew they made them, but don't know that I have ever seen one in person.

    Just looked up total production and what I found said 2846 total 1960 Edsel's. I suppose that explains why I have likely never seen one...
     
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    My buddy owns a 60 Edsel Ranger that has the same roofline as a Ford Starliner.
     
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    These guys might beg to differ
    https://edselclub.org/history/production/
     
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    That appears to be a rare Avion travel trailer. Two rare birds, coupled together. Too Kool!
     
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