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