Edsel Ranger Convertible
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Edsel
Model: Ranger Convertible
Edsel Ranger Convertible

Funny that because a model is a poor seller at the time, it is highly valuable collectable years later. This is just the case with the Edsel Ranger. The Edsel Ranger was an automobile produced by the former Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln Division of the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan. It was sold through its Edsel marquee in 1958. Rangers were built off the shorter Edsel platform which it shared with Ford brand automobiles and it shared its body with the Pacer. The Ranger was the base trim option for Edsel in its first and second years as an automotive marquee. Rangers were available in two and four-door sedans. The model did not begin as a convertible, as one was not offered in 1958 or 1959, but was added for the 1960 model year. The Ranger's base trim appointments, which seem humorous now, included arm rests, a cigarette lighter, a rear-view mirror, two coat hangers and black rubber floor mats. On the exterior, Edsel Rangers received chrome around the rear quarter panel cove molding and two-tone paint was also optional. The main visual cue that makes it possible to tell the difference between most Rangers and the up market Pacer was the lack of stainless trim on the front doors and fenders. A very rare option, and now highly sought after model, included a Ranger-only door trim which was available from dealers early in the model year to be used together with the Pacer fender trim. A basic heater was available and air conditioning was optional as well. Because of the low production volumes in all three years, all Rangers are collectible; however, if one finds the 1960 Ranger convertible, it is frequently found to be counterfeit. Surely Ford wishes, for financial reasons, that they were as revered then as they are now.

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