Ahoy! This Edsel station wagon comes with a matching boat

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The Edsel Villager and Fleetform boat are being sold as a matched pair
The Edsel Villager and Fleetform boat are being sold as a matched pair

Here’s a two-for-one sale for a rare pair of midcentury classics that would look amazing heading out to the lake this summer.

The Pick of the Day, a 1959 Edsel Villager station wagon, is hooked up with a 14-foot Fleetwood runabout from the same year, in matching black-and-white paint and looking very much like they belong together.

Described as a 'survivor,' the wagon looks shiny and fresh
Described as a ‘survivor,’ the wagon looks shiny and fresh

“This remarkable matching pair are a true and accurate representation of our treasured past, a simpler time of family vacations and weekend excursions to the lake,” says the Fort Worth, Texas, dealer advertising this combo on ClassicCars.com. “Presented in two-tone Black and White with Red interior, this combination is a one-of-a-kind collectible.”

The six-passenger wagon is an original survivor, the dealer says, which looks very nice in the photos with the ad, while the boat is said to be fully restored. The Edsel is powered by a 332cid, 225-horsepower V8 with automatic transmission, which should easily handle the boat and trailer, plus the original AM radio, clock and compass for those cross-country trips.

The boat is said to be fully restored and ready to launch
The boat is said to be fully restored and ready to launch

One of the photos shows what looks like the original window sticker for the Edsel, which touts the Ford product as “America’s Finest Car in the Low Price Range.”

Every bit of the car is heavily chrome laden, as was the style in 1959. The Fleetform also displays some of the design elements of the day, with a 35-horsepower Evenrude outboard motor ready for water-skiing duty.

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So, if you’re having trouble deciding whether to spend your savings on a classic car or a boat, this seems like an opportunity to combine your interests in one fell swoop.

The asking price is $43,995 for both the land yacht and the watercraft, plus trailer.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

 

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. Wow, but is that a nice combination. Even better: if the standard V8 is a little under-powered, you could pick up an easy and low-stress 40 HP with no downside.

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