Low mileage 20,480, sold on an actual mileage PA title
Second year of Edsel production
One of 1,343 Corsair Convertibles made in 1959
361 CID “Super Express” V-8 (VIN code W) engine with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts
Dual Power Drive three-speed automatic transmission (code 4), nine-inch rear end with 2.91 gearing (code 5)
President Red (code F) exterior with white power-folding top and black and red vinyl interior (code 44)
Documentation includes the original owner’s manual, a 1959 Edsel sales brochure, Ohio license plates and other, miscellaneous documents
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Emerging from the previous year’s economic recession, Ford brought its new medium-priced division, Edsel, back for a second year in 1959. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible. Sold on an actual mileage Pennsylvania title, showing 20,480.
Made in Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky (VIN code U) assembly plant (the only Ford factory making 1959 Edsels) on November 29, 1958 (code 29L), this is one of only 1,343 Corsair Convertibles made in 1959. The previous owner lived in Belpre, Ohio.
Dressed in President Red (code F), the car’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, with some minor blemishes visible upon close inspection. The bodywork is straight, including the rear fender skirts, the car’s chrome bumpers look great but the car’s windshield wipers are inoperable. The power-folding white soft-top provides great contrast to the paint and looks good.
The car rides on Coker Classic wide whitewalls, size P215/75R14 at all four corners. Within those tires are steel wheels topped by body-color factory wheel covers. The tires and wheels are in better-than-average condition.
Under the hood is the Ford-Edsel 361 CID “Super Express” V-8 engine (VIN code W) with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts. Backing this motor is a Dual Power Drive three-speed automatic transmission (code 4) and nine-inch rear end with a 2.91:1 differential (code 5).
Inside, the car’s red and black (code 44) interior is in overall very good order. The red and black vinyl seats look great while the black carpeting is in satisfactory order. The big three-spoke steering wheel looks ready for cruising while the highly stylized and metal instrument panel sparkles, however the fuel gauge is inoperable but the inner door panels are in very good order. A factory AM radio completes the interior.
The 1959 Edsels were introduced in the fall of 1958. However, for the 1959 model year, the Citation and Pacer models were dropped from Edsel's model range for 1959, as was the trouble-prone Teletouch system.
The 1959 Edsel's styling was significantly toned-down, as was the vertical grille assembly, which now featured a fine bar pattern. The Corsair now represented the premium Edsel model range, replacing the discontinued Citation. Unlike in 1958, the Corsair now shared its body panels with the Ranger - the two being differentiated by trim and options. The Corsair also gained a four-door sedan and convertible version.
The 1959 Corsair rode on a 120-inch wheelbase and the 361 CID FE V-8 was standard in sedans, with either a two- or four-barrel carburetor as was a three-speed manual transmission. Replacing the Teletouch transmission was the Mile-O-Matic, a two-speed automatic, or Dual-Power Drive 3-speed automatic (only available with the 361). A heater, defroster, and radio remained optional, as well.
Competition to this Edsel in 1959 included DeSoto’s Firedome droptop, Dodge’s Custom Royal Super Ram Convertible, Ford’s own Thunderbird Convertible, Mercury’s Monterey Convertible, Oldsmobile’s Dynamic 88 Convertible and Pontiac’s Catalina Convertible.
Documentation includes the original owner’s manual, a 1959 Edsel sales brochure, Ohio license plates and other, miscellaneous documents.
If you’re looking for a rolling conversation piece and head-turner, stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this Edsel, a rare jewel among a sea of 1950s automotive gems.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 20,480 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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