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Ford Motor Company
No new car launch ever got as much publicity as the Edsel did
when it was introduced in 1958.
Manufactured by Ford Motor Company the Edsel was conceived to
round out Ford's lineup.
With the addition of Edsel Ford would now have five models just
like GM had (Ford still considered Continental seperate).
Edsel was named for Edsel Ford who had died in 1943 and was the
only son of the original Henry Ford.
The new Edsel had eighteen various model choices including 3 top
of the line Citation models, 2 Corsairs, 4 Pacers, and 4 budget
Edsel had a very distinctive appearance, its new grill design
resembled a horse collar and was dubbed the same by
The Edsel unfortunately was launched into a mild recession which
hit mid-priced cars the hardest. Sales never met Ford's
expectations and the line was discontinued in November of 1959
marking the biggest failure in Ford's history. History
however will remember the Edsel as a good car at a bad time
1958 Edsel Corsair HardtopCost: $2,850.00