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1958 Edsel Citation
Convertible

History Overview:

Ford Motor Company’s 1958 Edsel debuted on September 4, 1957.  Awkward styling, gimmicky “advancements,” and changing buyer tastes help make it one of biggest marketing flops in automotive history.  The inaugural Edsel line featured Ranger and Pacer models on a 116 or 118-inch wheelbase shared with the 1958 Ford.  Top of the line models, Corsair and Citation rode on Mercury’s 124-inch wheelbase.  Body shells were similarly shared and Edsel offered a wide choice of body styles.  Prices were about $500 lower than comparable Mercury’s.  The “Teletouch” automatic transmission was controlled by pushbuttons recessed in the steering wheel hub; the speedometer was a “Cyclops-eye” rotating drum; and almost everything else except the rearview mirror could be power-assisted.  The 410 cid engine with 345 hp made the Edsel Citation quite rapid.  This engine cranked out 475 lb-ft of torque, hence its E-475 moniker on the valve covers.  Model year 1960 which ended in November 1959 was the third and last year for Edsel with just 2,846 units produced.

This car underwent a professional restoration in 1985.  All numbers match and the body was completely stripped and refinished. This car is factory correct.
Total 1958 Edsel Car Production: 63,110
Total 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible Production:  930

MSRP: $3,801.00

Stock Number C 187

1958 Edsel Citation
Convertible

VIN Number:  X8WY703995
Assembly Plant:   N/A
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Ember Red w/Frost White side scallops
Convertible Top:  White Vinyl
Interior Trim:  Red & White Vinyl
Engine:   410 CID - Edsel E-475 OHV V-8
345 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 4.20”X 3.70”

Transmission:  “Teletouch Drive” Automatic

Equipment:

  • AM Push Button Radio
  • Tachometer
  • Power Steering & Brakes
  • Power Seat
  • Power Windows
  • Tinted Glass
  • Two-Tone Paint
  • Engine & Luggage Compartment Lights
  • Parking Brake Light
  • Power Antenna
  • Electric Clock
  • Electric Wipers
  • Backup Lights
  • Spotlight w/Mirror
  • Windshield Washer
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust & Aluminized Mufflers
  • Continental Spare Tire Kit (removed and stored)
  • Fender Skirts
  • Full Wheel Covers w/Appliqués & Spinners
  • 8.50X14 BF Goodrich 21/4” Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Wide Whitewall Radial Tires
  • Front Bumper Guards
  • Continental Spare Tire Kit
  • Full Wheel Covers w/Spinners
  • Fender Skirts

Wheelbase:  124.0-inches
Overall Length:  N/A
Height: N/A
Width: N/A
Weight:  4,311

Stock Number: C 187

Car Show Awards
1958 Edsel Citation Convertible
Vin: X8WY703995

History Overview:

1988 International Edsel Club National Meet, Buffalo, NY
Best of Show

1989 Edsel Owners Club National Meet, Charlottesville, VA
Best of Show

Numerous regional and local car show awards over the last 10 years.

Featured on the cover of 1989 Edsel Owners Club magazine.

Total 1958 Edsel Car Production: 63,110
Total 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible Production:  930

MSRP: $3,801.00

Stock Number C 187

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