1959 EDSEL CORSAIR CONVERTIBLE

1959 EDSEL CORSAIR CONVERTIBLE                                       NO 26

The Edsel is an automobile that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for model years 1958-1960. It was named after the son of Ford Founder Henry Ford I. Edsel Ford died in 1943. It came to the market with high expectations.

The Edsel was designed to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic North American automotive market.

This is one of 1343 Convertibles built, all made in the USA, 0 production in Canada

Base Price: $3072.00                                                                                             US $4033.00 Canadian

The Edsel Corsair convertible was only built in 1959                                     Curb Weight: 3790 lbs

Engine: 361 cu in FE V-8                                              3 speed automatic       Wheelbase: 120 in

In 1959 heaters, a defroster, and an AM radio were optional equipment.

More than half a century after its spectacular failure, the Edsel has become a highly desirable vehicle among vintage car hobbyists. Fewer than 10,000 Edsel’s of all vintages and incarnations survive and all are considered valuable collectors’ items, convertibles even more so.