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1953, 1954, 1955 Edwards America


1953, 1954, 1955 Edwards America Specifications
The 1953-1955 Edwards America's planned $4,995 price (a fortune then) ballooned to $7,800 by 1955, when Edwards gave up the effort after building only six cars.
The 1953-1955 Edwards America's planned $4,995 price (a fortune then) ballooned to $7,800 by 1955, when Edwards gave up the effort after building only six cars.
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Although the 1953-1955 Edwards America was the result of some inspired design and engineering, the preposterous asking price of nearly $8,000 was simply too much for the buying public. However, as the 1953-1955 Edwards America specifications below indicate, you certainly got what you paid for.

Specifications

Engines: all ohv V-8, Oldsmobile 303.7 cid (3.75 × 3.44), 185 bhp; Lincoln 317.5 cid (3.80 × 3.50), 205 bhp; Cadillac 331 cid (3.81 × 3.63), 210 bhp

Transmission: GM 4-speed Hydra-Matic

Suspension, front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension, rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 107.0

Weight (lbs): approx. 3,000

Top speed (mph): est. 115

0-60 mph (sec): est. 10.0

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