Artistic 1960 Edsel sedan delivery

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Today being Thanksgiving, and my name being pronounced just like perhaps Ford’s biggest failure, it seemed appropriate to feature an Edsel as the Pick of the Day for turkey day.

I started searching the classified advertisements on ClassicCars.com and figured I’d found my Pick when I spotted this colorful 1960 Edsel 2-door wagon.

Once I got over the shock of the photos, I read the vehicle description and discovered that it’s no turkey at all.

“This is a rare vehicle, more like a piece of art,” notes the seller, a specialist dealership in Cadillac, Michigan. 

“It has every element of a 60’s Hotrod, Flames, Checkers, Scallops, Pinstriping, Ghost Flames. Over 4,000 hours and 128 different colors used. Even the roof is done.”

According to the dealership, the artwork was done in the 1990s by someone “who was constrained to a wheel chair and never drove it.”

The vehicle appears to be a 1960 Edsel Ranger 2-door station wagon, of which only 52 were produced before Ford discontinued the brand.

The dealership says this one is powered by a “big block” 362cid V8 (not an original option) that has been driven less than 4,000 miles since being professionally rebuilt.

“A complete 32-point safety inspection was completed and everything works as it should,” the seller points out. 

“This car always attracts attention and wins awards at most shows.”

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The dealership is asking $21,495 for this rolling work of art.

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

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

5 COMMENTS

  1. There were no 60 Edsel 2 door wagons. That is a peiced together car. It should be repainted and put back to stock 60 edsel. There is another 60 2 door wagon in Wisconson. It was a modified 60 Ford. I know who built these cars. I have been in the Edsel club for 45 years and have owned 50 Edsels.

    • Hey Tom, I’m not arguing with ya at all, (cuz I’m not an expert on Edsel by any means) but didn’t Edsel offer the Villager Wagon in a 2 door in 60′ ? Super rare , but was available? Maybe from Canada, like the Edsel Ranchero was? Just wondering.

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