The Fords of 1958
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:56 AM
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I've read that AMT did a kit of the '58 Ford, but I've never seen one.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:29 PM
Edited by Joker, 15 March 2012 - 12:30 PM.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:09 PM
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:42 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:12 AM
Nothing like that was ever produced...
Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:14 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:06 AM
Notice that Lincoln and Continental are shown as separate brands/marques just like Ford and Mercury. That didn't last for long. Starting in '59 things would get a lot more consolidated and simplified.
Jairus, Edsel actually did produce the two-door Roundup wagon as shown in the ad, though it was pretty darn rare. Unfortunately it wasn't available with the cool Bermuda-style pseudo-wood trim like in your terrific concept illustration.
When I was a kid we had a white '58 Ford Del-Rio Ranch Wagon (the fancy tudor) with a red interior and the 300hp 352. It was a very cool car even though I was a little disappointed that my Dad wouldn't get an Edsel.
Later I owned two '58 Fairlane 500s. A Town Sedan with the 300hp 352 and a Club Victoria with the smaller 4V 332. Great cars but seriously prone to rust!
I built AMT's hardtop kit in the same colors as the one I owned, though mine didn't have Cruiser skirts. However it did have the nice "hockey stick" stainless rocker moldings that conveniently covered up the rust!
Edited by John Goschke, 16 March 2012 - 09:08 AM.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:24 AM
I have never understood why the big wings back then.
I'm not knocking it as a matter of fact i really like the old cars .
But did they have any purpose other than looks.
None whatsoever. Furthermore, the annual model changes accounted for about a third of the new car prices, i.e. the customers paid a 33% premium just for the fins being a slightly different shape as last year's.
Man, why was everything better and nicer in them good old days?
Edited by Junkman, 17 March 2012 - 06:25 AM.