1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible  Chassis no. B9UR707794

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Lot 783
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Registration no. 104 UXW Chassis no. B9UR707794

Sold for £ 12,880 (US$ 17,403) inc. premium
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Registration no. 104 UXW
Chassis no. B9UR707794

Footnotes

  • Named after Henry Ford’s son, the ‘all new’ Edsel range debuted in September 1957. While the ‘horse collar’ grille ensured the car was recognisable a block away, it was not to everyone’s taste; but what really sank the Edsel was the timing of its release: as an economic recession took hold and 1957 models were being heavily discounted. The car never recovered from its disastrous sales slump and, despite improvements in quality and the adoption of a more conventional look for 1960, was gone by December ’59. Like many other heroic ‘failures’, the Edsel succeeded in living down its reputation, going on to become one of the more collectible of post-war American classics.
    A two-door or four-door hardtop for Edsel’s debut season, the Corsair was repositioned as the marque’s top-of-the-range model for ’59 and made available in sedan, hardtop and convertible versions. The Corsair power unit was Ford’s 332ci, 225bhp V8, while transmission options comprised a three-speed column-change manual and two-speed Mile-O-Matic auto. This example of the rare and now highly sought-after Corsair Convertible was imported into the UK two years ago and featured in the London Motor Show at Docklands in 2006. Purchased from its first owner’s son who had inherited the car some years previously, it had been kept in dry storage as part of its owner’s private collection for 15 years prior to purchase. The car is finished in Jet Stream Blue with an all-new, factory correct silver/black/white interior, and benefits from an overhauled automatic transmission. Reported as a ‘lovely driver’ with everything in working order, it is offered with current MoT and Swansea V5 registration document.
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