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1958 Edsel Ranger

At the bottom end of the '58 Edsel line, the 1958 Edsel Ranger used the shorter wheelbase and smaller -- though still plenty big enough -- engine of the Pacer. It had the same basic styling, but simplified side trim and interior decor.

The 1958 Edsel Ranger Coupe, part of the 1958-1960 Edsel line of collectible cars.
1958 Edsel Ranger Coupe.  See more pictures of 1950s cars.

Body styles unique to this series were the two-door sedan and Roundup wagon.

Pluses of the 1958 Edsel Ranger:

  • Affordable

Minuses of the 1958 Edsel Ranger:

  • The slowest appreciation rate among '58 Edsels
  • The least exciting, too

Production of the 1958 Edsel Ranger:

  • 4-door sedan: 6,576
  • 2-door hardtop: 5,546
  • 2-door sedan: 4,615
  • 4-door hardtop: 3,077
  • Villager six-passenger wagon: 2,294
  • Villager nine-passenger wagon: 978
  • Roundup two-door wagon: 963

Specifications of the 1958 Edsel Ranger:
Wheelbase, inches: 118.0 (wagons: 116.0)
Length, inches:
213.1 (wagons: 205.5)
Weight, pounds: 3,729-3,900
Price, new: $2,519-$2,990 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1958 Edsel Ranger:

ohv V-8361 cid

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