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For Sale: 1959 Edsel Ranger 4dr sedan - $7,300 - Stevensville, MI 

1959 edsel 4dr.ranger - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)

For Sale 1959 Edsel ranger 4r.automatic transmission ,292 cid V8 ,2barrel. Solid body, no rusted body panels, has original interior.  I have all receipts for work done to the vehicle.  It has had a valve job, new muffler system, fuel pump ,gas tank has been taken off the car and cleaned by a professional company.  New spark plugs, wires and cap.  Tires are new.   I have had this car since 2004 and have had this work done over the years.  I have yet to put 250 miles on it since I bought it.  The spare tire is the original firestone deluxe champion tire.  The odometer reads 39,000 miles,  I cannot document that this is the original miles.

Serious inquiries only. $7300.00,  Will not reply to emails.

Contact:  (269)-9-two-1-one-6-0-six.

I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1959 Edsel Ranger 4dr sedan.

 

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I can't see anything that suggests 39K isn't correct. Looks like a clean, low miles car at a good asking price.

Edsels are a polarizing design, but I like them. I think this one has a good color scheme, and better-looking than a '59 Ford. Certainly more striking.

I'm guessing the seller picked it up because it was so nice, didn't fall in love with it, so it sat. Probably has other old cars.

Like kingrudy says, this is a good car to get someone into the hobby.

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17 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

  It has had a valve job, new muffler system, fuel pump ,gas tank has been taken off the car and cleaned by a professional company.  New spark plugs, wires and cap.  Tires are new.   I have had this car since 2004 and have had this work done over the years.  I have yet to put 250 miles on it since I bought it.

 

So, all of this work and new parts are new from 17 years when the seller still was interested in it. (or possibly less, funny how time flies).

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1 hour ago, kingrudy said:

Looks like this could be a nice car to get into the hobby at a low price. Why only 250 miles driven since 2004?

Couldn’t remember where he left the keys🤷‍♂️😀.

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I would just want to make sure the pics reflect the current condition of the car and the title stuff is ok, but yeah...looks like a very promising deal. My guess is a flipper will be the buyer in short order. It would be nice to see it go to a young enthusiast on a budget instead. Thanks for posting this pretty car.

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17 hours ago, suchan said:

Edsels are a polarizing design, but I like them.

 

Edsels are either loved or 'disliked' by most '50s/'60s car hobbyists. They always have been, and probably always will be. One must know the cars if one doesn't wish to get stung by them, because Edsels have always been a tough sell. Most people that like them, and can afford it, already have two or three (if not a dozen or more!), and are not really in the market to add more. However, there is a very definite pecking order in the Edsel line. Most Edsel collectors do want to upgrade their collection, by upgrading into a higher pecking order position. (Don't ask me about the specifics, because I have NO idea!) Certain years, certain models, certain options, all come into play as well as the body style (convertibles are very high on the list!).

Cars low on the list can be bought cheap, because someone that has upgraded a car may need to sell his least desirable model. They can be an easy way into a fun area of the hobby, but those least desired models will probably still be least desired when it comes time to sell again. Flippers often get stung by Edsels because they see a desirable model sell for a bunch of dollars. Go out and find another Edsel for a fraction of the price, think it is the same thing and grab it, only to find nobody wants to give much for it. (Gotta KNOW those specifics!)

Any nice Edsel can be a great entry level car! According to people I have talked with, they are as good a car as almost anything from the big five in those years. The clubs are active, and specialists make parts readily available (or used to?) for them.

Looks like a nice (modern) car to me! All kidding aside, if I had a few cars I really wanted, and the room and money to add something from the '50s/'60s? I would consider one like this.

 

Can you tell I have met a few Edsel collectors over the years? (One of them about twenty years ago had me 'glassy-eyed' while explaining the pecking order to me!)

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Wayne:

Practically every make of car has a collectability pecking order, Edsels are simply a condensed version owing to their short existence.   This sedan would be far down on the list for the hard-core Edsel collector since it was the highest production model for the toned-down second year.   But, because of these factors, its an excellent opportunity for an entry-level collector to buy a car he can enjoy and share with family and friend to make some memorable experiences.  Altogether, that's more important than whether its high on the pecking order.

Steve

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I've owned a '59 Ranger 2 door sedan for a few years now.  I bought it because it was NOT like most Edsels.  First, it's a 2 door, while most were 4 doors; second, it has a 3-on-the-tree, while most were automatics; and finally, it's a straight 6, while most were V8's!  It's white with a blue interior.  I've added six new seat belts for all your friends to ride along, new tires, and I'm in the process of reinstalling the newly re-chromed bumpers.  I would sell it only with the idea of using the $ to improve other collector vehicles I own, or possibly buying another vehicle on my Top Ten Dream Car List!  In the interim, I'll keep improving it for the next caretaker...

 

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6 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Wayne:

Practically every make of car has a collectability pecking order, Edsels are simply a condensed version owing to their short existence.

 

Very true! 

 

6 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

This sedan would be far down on the list for the hard-core Edsel collector since it was the highest production model for the toned-down second year.

 

I suspected as much, just based on my generalized knowledge of Edsels (it is a four door, not convertible or station wagon, sportier two door etc etc). 

 

As with all collectable cars, it should be looked over carefully for all those little things that can hide and ruin a car. However, in the pictures, it appears to be a very nice original survivor, in better than just presentable condition. (Again, needs to be looked at more closely to know for sure!) For that alone, This car looks like a good option (for a modern car :lol: )

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