1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops

The 1959 Ranger four-door sedan set the Edsel production record for a single model -- 12,814 units. This, of course, makes it comparatively plentiful today. But it's the scarcer 1959 Edsel Ranger hardtops that should concern the collector.

The 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtop Coupe, part of the 1958-1960 Edsel line of collectible cars.
1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtop Coupe.  See more pictures of 1950s cars.

Less elaborately trimmed and equipped than the Corsairs, they were available with a delete-option six, Ford's well-known 223-cid unit, as well as a standard 292 V-8. The Corsair's standard 332-cid powerplant and the carryover 361 V-8 were also offered, though seldom ordered.

Most comments for the 1959 Corsair also apply here.

Pluses of the 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops:

  • Priced less than the 1959 Edsel Corsair
  • Less unique appearance than the '58, but possibly more successful
  • Most models still in good supply

Minuses of the 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops:

  • Slower to appreciate and less luxurious than the 1959 Edsel Corsair
  • Less distinctively "Edsel" than the '58s
  • Won't ever appreciate as much, either, though convertibles aren't all that cheap now

Production of the 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops:

  • 2-door hardtop: 5,474
  • 4-door hardtop: 2,352

Specifications of the 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops:
Wheelbase, inches: 120.0
Length, inches:
Weight, pounds: 3,591-3,682
Price, new
: $2,691-$2,756 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1959 Edsel Ranger Hardtops:

ohv I-6
223 cid
ohv V-8
292 cid
ohv V-8232 cid
ohv V-8361 cid

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