1958 Edsel brochure

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    1958 Edsel brochure

    these are scans of an original Edsel brochure i have-the first year of Edsel production, and the most distinctive in design, imo. if i remember correctly, i bought 2 of these pamphlets at a Hemmings car show/flea market about 20 years ago. i sent one to a friend of mine in the UK that is a freelance writer for several vintage car magazines over there, and kept one. it's a 4 page large format and took 8 scans to piece together, which is why it's a bit disjointed in places. enjoy.


    inside left page

    inside right page

    back cover
    Last edited by artandcolour; 11-15-2008 at 08:31 PM.

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    Re: 1958 Edsel brochure

    I love looking at vintage brochures like this thanks Artandcolour. The Edsel was certainly one of a kind.

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    That is awesome, for a bronchure. Extremely well preserved. Ford has an extremely great innovation history

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    Thanks for sharing. The Edsel certainly is a great chapter in the American automotive history as well as a painful reminder to what happens when: (a) Ford tries to be as big as GM and (b) What happens when you launch a whole new car division in the middle of a recession.

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    Re: 1958 Edsel brochure

    ditto the THANKS, artandcolour
    in addition to the bad timing Economy-wise,
    imho it may have been a very different story a bit later, say 1964-6,

    The Industry HAD gone thru a couple sea-changes already, breaking out of the pre-war forms into what I think of as the (Hudson)'bathtub' styling...
    and then over-blown&finned 'land-yatchs'...

    Can't help but wonder what Edsels could have been Post- the Renaissance of Continental-Tbird-Mustang(and want to add --RIVIERA),
    that in my mind, created the modern car Form < which has not yet been supplanted ...only refined in the following 40+ years (imho)!!
    instead of
    intro'ing at one of the most far-out swings of the styling pendulum
    I'm not saying it'd be better to have Chinese MFGs,
    who don't RECOGNIZE our Laws, selling their vehicles in the U.S
    than DubDub who doesn't RESPECT our Laws;

    I'm saying there's no meaningful difference;
    and I doN'T want EITHER

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    Thank you for sharing that-that was great!
    I'd like a 9-passenger Bermuda please,
    and a Pacer 4-door hardtop to go along
    with it. 4-door hardtop-that's such a great idea.

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    Re: 1958 Edsel brochure

    Thanks for sharing .

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