Edsel Ranger 2door Hardtop front. 1958, 1959 and 1960 model years. The Ranger was the base trim option 1990 ford ranger owners manual pdf Edsel in its first and second years as an automotive marque. The Ranger’s base trim appointments included arm rests, a cigarette lighter, rear-view mirror, two coat hangers and black rubber floor mats.
On the exterior, Rangers received chrome around the rear quarter panel cove molding. Two-tone paint was also optional. The main visual cue that makes it possible to tell the difference between most Rangers and the upmarket Pacer was the lack of stainless trim on the front doors and fenders. A very rare, optional, Ranger-only door trim was available from dealers early in the model year to be used together with the Pacer fender trim. Corsair and Citation, was not available. Canada Ranger output for the model stood at an estimated 21,301 units. Of those units, 4,615 were U.
1959, as was the trouble prone Teletouch transmission feature, which was replaced with the Mile-O-Matic. For 1959, the Ranger and the new top-line Corsair both shared the same 120 in wheelbase. Styling for the cars became more conservative, with the horsecollar grille being replaced by a shield shape filled with rows of bars. Body styles for the Ranger remained at two-door sedans and four-door sedans, and two and four-door hardtop bodies. 1959 Edsel Ranger 2-Door profile. 1959 Edsel Ranger 2-Door rear. 1959 Edsel Ranger engine bay.
1959 Edsel Ranger 4-Door Hardtop. The model year of the Edsel’s introduction was a post WW II high point of sorts for the Ford Motor Company. Three full-size platforms of distinctly different interior widths were in use each by Lincoln, Mercury and Ford, a situation that lasted until Ford received a much wider platform in 1960. Edsel shared both Mercury’s and Ford’s platform in 1958 and so offers an insight into their differing interior dimensions. 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible rear. The decision was made to eliminate not only the Corsair, but the vertical grille element as well. The new grille had an “hourglass” appearance.
On November 19, 1959, Ford discontinued the Edsel marque and the final car rolled off the assembly line by the end of the month, so the 1960 model never reached its own model year. The car was effectively orphaned, since Ford stopped making parts for Edsels at that point. Chief Stylist: Bud Kaufman -All 1960 Edsels were produced in the Louisville, KY manufacturing plant. The 1960 Edsel introduced such innovations as horizontal coolant flow through the radiator to improve cooling, and placement of the muffler away from the passenger compartment to reduce heat. 1960 Ranger convertible is frequently found as being counterfeit. The process for converting a 1960 Ford Sunliner convertible into a 1960 Edsel model involves the simple swapping of trim parts and refashioning of the rear fenders, a simple task for those who have an Edsel parts car. Edsel enthusiasts are generally wary of 1960 Edsels that have been “found” or are offered at lower prices than the going rates.