There isn’t much to say about the Edsel that hasn’t already been said (check out Ate Up With Motor’s excellent model history if you’d like to learn more). But rest assured, you’d be the only owner of a pink Edsel around if you bought this one. Believe it or not, the design of the 1959 Edsel was toned down compared to the ’58, but it retains the “flying ladyparts” grill treatment and jet-age styling. This one looks a little beat – although that might just be the crappy pictures – but would seem to have many new parts and would be a good driver for the price. I don’t know where the Ranger submodel fits in the Edsel hierarchy, but as these were meant to slot between Ford and Mercury in terms of price and perceived quality, I’d bet it’s a pretty comfortable cruiser. Pink or not, there’s worse things to blow three grand on.
March 16, 2011
As Seen on Craigslist – 1959 Edsel Ranger