1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
1959 Edsel Corsair ConvertibleI will be listing a few cars here in the next week or two for my family. We are reducing are number of cars. so please see my other listings as well. I am not a dealer. The Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel brand in 1958 and had high hopes for its success. It was available in versions based on both the large Mercury and smaller Ford Bodies. Unfortunately for Ford and Edsel. the brand was a commercial failure due to several reasons. such as a weak economy and sagging mid-priced cars sales. For 1959. the Edsel line was simplified and the up-level Mercury-based models were no longer offered and prices were slashed. Unfortunately. this was too little. too late. as sales continued to fall from 68. 45 in 1958 to 44. 91 in model-year 1959. The Edsel line was quietly dropped before the end 1959 calendar year. after only a few 1960 models were assembled . During its brief lifespan. the Edsel brand was able to acquire a cult following and had became one of the first collectible cars of the Fifties! Even today they remain one of the most recognizable automobiles of all time. This particular 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible is painted in the numbers matching color of solid President Red (Code FF). It has traveled only 53. 65 miles and has Edsel's biggest 1959 engine. the 361 cubic-inch. 303 horsepower 'Super Express' V8. Mated to the engine is a 'Dual Power' three-speed automatic transmission. The base price without options was $3. 72. 00 and there were only 1. 43 Edsel Convertibles built in 1959. Less than 100 remain today! This car is completely original and has won trophies at many of the local shows (including the Gold Class Trophy at a local Edsel show). The engine idles well and makes good power. The transmission shifts smoothly. The car will get down the road and flow with modern traffic effortlessly. Steers and stops very well. Drives very straight down the road with no unusual vibrations. pulling. noises. etc. All of the gauges work. the radio and clock are currently non-functional. The top now operates manually. Both doors open and shut with a thud and the trunk/hood open and close easily. Truly a pleasure to drive! It is ready to drive and enjoy right away. This Edsel is a beautiful car and a true automotive work of art. It is a good original car that has been painted and restored ONLY as needed. The exterior paint is very good. Very nice interior with a good looking dash and steering wheel. The engine compartment and trunk compartments are very clean. Very nice glass all the way around. It's a sharp looking and good driving Edsel! Looks great at the shows and cruise-ins. Please see the photos and ask what questions you have. I welcome inspections and appraisers. Shown by appointment. Drive home or I can help ship this car to your door at a reduced rate via enclosed transport. If you are a long distance or overseas. I will try to work with you on the shipping . Please contact me for details. I reserve the right to end the auction early at any time for the right offer. The car could be for sale locally as well. **All offers considered**If you need help financing. I would suggest contacting a great company such as JJBest. They are easy to work with. Phone: (904) 505-6649ATTENTION: PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDINGThe above mentioned vehicle has been described to the best of my ability. and as is the case with all pre-owned vehicles. the condition is subjective. It is to be assumed that all used vehicles have some degree of wear; as such I assume no responsibility for omissions or errors in my description. It is recommended that the potential buyer inspect the vehicle in Jacksonville. FL. The vehicle is sold in "AS IS WHERE IS"condition with no guarantees or warranties written or implied. Please be advised that no oral statements made concerning the vehicle constitute any warranty for this vehicle. All deposits to end this listing or hold the car for remainder of payment or non-refundable.