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1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible / W9UR731836 Vehicle Information

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

1959 Edsel Corsair photograph

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Sold for $63,250 at 2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island.
On September 4th of 1957 and fueled by the largest advance marketing campaign ever undertaken for an automotive launch, the public witnessed the introduction of Ford's all-new Edsel brand. Sadly, the Edsel brand would not enjoy the success anticipated, as sales were rather disappointing. Slow sales coupled with a sharp recession and a surge in gas prices prompted consumers to crave smaller, more fuel-efficient compact cars. In late 1959, production of the Edsel automobile came to a close.

For 1959, Edsel produced just 1,343 examples of their Corsair Convertible. This example is one of those rare cars, and it is a relatively late-production example. It was completed at the Louisville, Kentucky Edsel assembly line on April 1, 1959 and carried a base price of $3,072.

In 1996, this car was given a restoration and then acquired by the current owner in late 1998. The new owner undertook a major freshening of the car, resulting in an AACA national Junior and Senior awards in 1999.

The car is Snow White with Aqua accents and a white convertible top. Inside, there is a two-tone Aqua vinyl interior. Under the bonnet is a 'Super Express' 361 cubic-inch V-8 engine offering 303 horsepower. There is a Dual Drive three-speed automatic transmission and a 2.91:1 rear end. Factory options include back-up lights, a Lever-Temp heater, power brakes, power steering, power windows, a signal-seeking radio and tinted glass. The factory-installed air-conditioning is a particularly rare original option.

In 2011, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island Auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $70,000 - $90,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $63,250 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011



2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $63,250

1959 Edsel Corsair Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$28,600
  2021 Mecum : Houston 2021
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$55,000
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Chassis#: B9UR723656
Sold for USD$34,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1959 Edsel Corsair
Sold for USD$4,400
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1959 EDSEL CORSAIR CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: W9UR728435
Sold for USD$33,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$24,200
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$14,300
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Chassis#: W9UR727160
Sold for USD$21,280
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1959 Ford Edsel Corsair
Sold for USD$8,500
  2019 Spring Carlisle Auction
1959 Edsel Corsair image  1959 Edsel Corsair image  
1959 EDSEL CORSAIR CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: W9UR704218
Sold for USD$18,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Chassis#: B9UR723656
Sold for USD$36,300
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$16,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1959 EDSEL CORSAIR CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: W9UR738747
Sold for USD$19,250
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Skycruiser Retractable Hardtop
Chassis#: W9UW726943
Sold for USD$82,500
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Hardtop Coupe
Chassis#: W9UW721859
Sold for USD$23,650
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1959 Edsel Corsair
Chassis#: B9UW739425
Sold for USD$7,975
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1959 Edsel Corsair
Sold for USD$29,500
  2017 GAA : November
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Chassis#: W9UR705682
Sold for USD$36,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1959 Edsel Corsair image  1959 Edsel Corsair image  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$19,000
  2017 Mecum : Houston
 
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible
Sold for USD$8,700
  2017 Gulf Coast Classic - Punta Gorda, Fl
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Edsel Corsair's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter   
1959 Edsel Corsair ConvertibleW9UR7056822017 Mecum : Los Angeles$40,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair 2014 Silver Auction Coeur D'Alene$30,000  
1959 Ford Edsel Corsair Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$19,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$31,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2010 Leake Car Auctions 38th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$18,000  
1959 EDSEL CORSAIR 2009 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$8,500  
1959 Edsel Corsair 76E Convertible 2009 Classic Car Auction of Michigan$25,000  
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible 2008 Leake Auctions OKC Fairgrounds$41,000  
1959 EDSEL CORSAIR FOUR DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Hot Springs, AR$4,700  

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