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Old 06-03-2023, 1:04pm   #1
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Default Floyd Rice Edsel Sales, Detroit, MI, 1958 (police cars)

The stand alone Edsel dealership was in Detroit....14300 Livernois Ave. The police cars were for Allen Park.
Dang, never seem so many Edsel's in one place.
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Edsel-Rambler dealership. Doomed to fail.
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Edsels had the early FE (Ford-Edsel) big block engines. 410 CID, and in '59, IIRC, 430CID. There were a few 430 powered '59 T-birds as well. Very capable of high speeds in spite of the odd styling. The irony is that Edsel Ford, whom the Edsel was named after, designed Fords most beautiful cars ever---the Lincoln Zephyr and the '41 Continental. Name:  OIP (3).jpg
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Edsel-Rambler dealership. Doomed to fail.
That location is now Les Stanford Corvette/Chevy/Cadillac.
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That location is now Les Stanford Corvette/Chevy/Cadillac.
The Edsel dealer in the top pic is a Popeyes restaurant now.
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The stand alone Edsel dealership was in Detroit....14300 Livernois Ave. The police cars were for Allen Park.
Dang, never seem so many Edsel's in one place.
That 14300 Livernois location is a now a Popeyes chicken joint. I was sitting there eating lunch one day and some hood rat sheboon crackhead came in and started ranting and raving and swearing at all the employees and customers, me included. I wanted to tell her to STFU but since I was the only white person there in a pretty tough neighborhood I just kept quiet. A uniformed female black Detroit cop was eating at the table next to me and never said a word, just kept her head down and kept eating. From that time on I never went into a Detroit fast joint that had a drive through.
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Was the Edsel a shared platform with any other Fords? I never understood the Edsel hate. I think they looked typical for their time.
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That 14300 Livernois location is a now a Popeyes chicken joint. I was sitting there eating lunch one day and some hood rat sheboon crackhead came in and started ranting and raving and swearing at all the employees and customers, me included. I wanted to tell her to STFU but since I was the only white person there in a pretty tough neighborhood I just kept quiet. A uniformed female black Detroit cop was eating at the table next to me and never said a word, just kept her head down and kept eating. From that time on I never went into a Detroit fast joint that had a drive through.
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Dang, never seem so many Edsel's in one place.


That's because none of them could start.
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Was the Edsel a shared platform with any other Fords? I never understood the Edsel hate. I think they looked typical for their time.
Not really. They were developed to fill the gap between Ford, Mercury and Lincoln, and there was really no gap to fill. They were bigger than the Fords and may have shared the Merc's longer wheelbase frame. Not sure. They were a decent car, not cheaply made, with big, sturdy powertrains. The first year '58's Teletouch transmission selector (buttons in the steering wheel hub) was problematic and they went to conventional gear change for '59 and '60. The '60 is in the same platform as the Ford Galaxie of that year.
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Not really. They were developed to fill the gap between Ford, Mercury and Lincoln, and there was really no gap to fill. They were bigger than the Fords and may have shared the Merc's longer wheelbase frame. Not sure. They were a decent car, not cheaply made, with big, sturdy powertrains. The first year '58's Teletouch transmission selector (buttons in the steering wheel hub) was problematic and they went to conventional gear change for '59 and '60. The '60 is in the same platform as the Ford Galaxie of that year.
A couple of our neighbors had them. One had a large engine and that big ark moved out rather well.(for a Ford)- They kept the car a few years and got a Chevy station wagon.
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Was the Edsel a shared platform with any other Fords? I never understood the Edsel hate. I think they looked typical for their time.
It was supposed to be on its own unshared platform, but that proved to be too expensive. The low trim levels used the Ford basic body structure, and the high trims used the Mercury structure. This was in 1958. After that they were on a Ford platform.
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The problem with them was they didnít have enough ground clearance to crawl under and pop the drain plug so you could do oil changes out in the middle of the desert. No wonder they failed
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That was one butt-ugly design.
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Actually, Edsels always looked like they wanted to be a Pontiac to me.
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