1950s Classic Edsel Cars

The 1950s Classic Edsel Cars Channel covers popular antique Edsels from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1950s classic Edsel cars.


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Why the Ford Edsel Failed

Ford whipped the public into a frenzy back in 1957 with its marketing campaign for the Edsel, "the car of the future." The Edsel was supposed to be everything American car buyers wanted. But — for many, many reasons — it was a terrible flop.

Was the Ford Edsel really that much of a failure?

After an unsuccessful (and very expensive) launch in 1957, the Ford Edsel was discontinued in 1959. Everyone knows the Edsel wasn't up to Ford's standards, but was it really as bad as history makes it out to be?

1958 Edsel Bermuda

The anticipated 1958 Edsel Bermuda station wagon was known for its styling, and not always in a good way. The main point of controversy came from the unusual vertical grille on the front end, which was known as the horse collar. See photos of the 1958 Edsel Bermuda.

1958 Edsel Ranger

Body styles unique to the 1958 Edsel Ranger were the two-door sedan and Roundup wagon. At the bottom end of the '58 Edsel line, the Ranger was an affordable option. Learn more information about the specs and production of this classic car.

1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops

1959 Edsel Ranger hardtops were scarce, but the four-door sedan set an Edsel record for a single model at 12814 units. Most models are still in good supply today. Learn more about the production of this collectible car.

1958-1959 Edsel Corsair

The 1958-1959 Edsel Corsair was the first step down on the Edsel price-and-luxury ladder for '58. The Corsair still retains its "loser" image to this day. Get engine details for this collectible car.

1958 Edsel Pacer

The 1958 Edsel Pacer was admired for its distinctive looks, speed and price. It was built alongside Fords mainly at the firm's Louisville assembly plant. Read more information on production and engine details for this collectible car.