.: Harry Edmond's Edsel Pacer of 1958

Brand:

AMT

Scale:

1/24

Modelling Time:

50 hrs

PE/Resin Detail:

none

Comments:

"Hard fitting parts, but built up well with a bit of time & effort."

Edsel Pacer

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Edsel Pacer
58 edsel pacer.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Model years 1958
Body and chassis
Class Full-size
Body style 2-door convertible
2-door hardtop
4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
Related Edsel Ranger
Edsel Bermuda
Edsel Villager
Edsel Roundup
Ford Fairlane
Ford Custom
Ford Country Squire
Powertrain
Engine 361 cu in (5.9 L) FE V8
Transmission 3-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 118.0 in (2,997 mm)
Width 78.8 in (2,002 mm)[1]
Curb weight 4,000–4,500 lb (1,814–2,041 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Ford Fairlane
Successor Ford Galaxie

The Edsel Pacer is an automobile produced by the former Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln Division (M-E-L) of the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan and sold through its Edsel marque in 1958. The Pacer was built off the shorter narrower Edsel platform, shared with Ford and theRanger.[2]

Pacer is one of two Edsel model names reused by manufacturers other than Ford, as wasCitation. The Corsair, a 1958-only Edsel model, used a name previously applied to the Henry J by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation.

The Pacer represented a step up from the basic Ranger model. In addition to the Ranger's base trim appoints, the Pacer received contoured seat backs, nylon upholstery cloth, color-keyed rubber floor mats, and extra stainless steel exterior and interior trim pieces and window moldings. A basic heater (as a US$92 option) and radio (at US$95) were available, and air conditioning was optional as well[3] (at $417).[4] A tachometer was optional.[5]

All Pacers rode on Ford's 118 in (2997 mm) wheelbase[4] and shared the Ranger’s engine choices, with a 303 hp (226 kW) 361 cu in (5.9 L) FE V8 (with four-barrel carburetor)[6] as standard. (The 345 hp (257 kW) 410 cu in (6.7 L) MEL V8, standard in the Corsair and Citation, was not available.)[4] A three-speed manual transmission was also standard. Buyers also could upgrade to a three-speed automatic transmission with a standard column-mounted gear selector, or choose Edsel’s highly promoted but trouble-prone Teletouch automatic, which placed its drive-selection buttons in the steering wheel hub, as a US$231 option.[4]

While its roll-out was highly publicized in the fall of 1957, the 1958 Edsel was a marketing disaster for Ford and for Ford's corporate strategy for meeting General Motors product line for product line. Total Pacer output in U.S. and Canada for the model stood at 20,988 units, of which 1,876 were U.S.-built convertibles, 7,141 four-door sedans (6,083 U.S./1,058 Canada), 6,717 hardtop coupes (6,139 U.S./578 Canada), and 5,254 four-door hardtops (4,959 U.S./295 Canada). Prices for the Pacer ranged from US$2,700 to $2,993. Despite being among the best selling 1958 Edsel models, the Pacer was discontinued at the end of the 1958 model year. The premium Citation model was also dropped, as was the trouble prone Teletouch system.

Production Figures for Edsel Pacer
Body Style Units
2-Door Convertible 1,876
2-Door Hardtop 6,717
4-Door Hardtop 5,254
4-Door Sedan 7,141
Total 20,988

Gallery

1958 "horse collar" grille

1958 Edsel Pacer

1958 Edsel Pacer rear quarter

1958 Edsel Pacer rear

1958 Ford Fairlane / Edsel Pacer rectractable (not real convertible, this is probably ford fairlane rectratable, wtih edsel front parts, and seats.

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Box art: (would-ya-believe there's 2 versions!)

..with spare on boot!

..with no spare!

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