The Edsel division of Ford Motor Company was conceived in 1955 and formally given its name in November 1956. Edsel produced cars in the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. Robert S. McNamara was Ford's Vice President of Vehicle Operations. The chief designer was Roy A Brown, Jr - who also designed the Batmobile.

One of the most innovative features of the Edsel was the "teletouch" shifter, which controlled the automatic transmission selection electronically from push buttons on the steering wheel. Other options that could be purchased and are now found standard on many vehicles included:

  • Radio with signal search
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Power seats
  • Tinted windows
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Electric clock
  • Child safety locks
  • Locking gas cap
  • Power Antenna
Edsel Model History
1958 Edsel Citation
  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 2-door Convertible

1958 Edsel Corsair

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop

1958 Edsel Pacer

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 4-door Sedan
  4. 2-door Convertible

1958 Edsel Ranger

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 4-door Sedan
  4. 2-door Sedan

1958 Edsel Bermuda

  1. 4-door 6-passenger wagon
  2. 4-door 9-passenger wagon

1958 Edsel Villager

  1. 4-door 6-passenger wagon
  2. 4-door 9-passenger wagon

1958 Edsel Roundup

  1. 2-door 6-passenger wagon

1959 Edsel Ranger

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 4-door Sedan
  4. 2-door Sedan

1959 Edsel Corsair

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 4-door Sedan
  4. 2-door Convertible

1959 Edsel Villager

  1. 4-door 6-passenger wagon
  2. 4-door 9-passenger wagon

1960 Edsel Ranger

  1. 4-door Hardtop
  2. 2-door Hardtop
  3. 4-door Sedan
  4. 2-door Sedan
  5. 2-door Convertible

1960 Edsel Villager

  1. 4-door 6-passenger wagon
  2. 4-door 9-passenger wagon

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