Edsel station wagons were produced all three years of Edsel production. In 1958 they offered 3 models and in 1959 and 1960 they offered 1 model. They produced 7,820 station wagons in 1959.
This car was initially purchased with a large number of the factory options including: 3-speed transmission with overdrive, 3:89 differential with locking rear, luggage rack and rear tonneau cover.
This 1959 Edsel Station Wagon in the rare color combination of Maroon Velvet and Talisman Red (Pink) is one of 7,820 station wagons produced that year. There were more station wagons produced in 1959 than in the other two years that Edsels were made (1958-6,460 and 1960-275).
The car was originally restored in the 1980's and spent several years in a museum. When the current owner purchased the car it had the normal museum wear and tear and brought it to its current, concours condition.
The Edsel Village was produced from 1958 through 1960, the entire lifespan of the Edsel marque. The Villager was a four-door station wagon built on a 116-inch wheelbase. It was the lower trim level of station wagons offered by Edsel. The Village came equipped with ashtrays, cigar lighter, rubber floor mats, chromed rear-view mirror, crank-operated rear windows, two-piece tailgate, and arm rests.
The Edsel Company was a Division of the Ford Motor Company. As such, the vehicles shared many items including design. To differentiate the Edsel Village from the Ford counterpart, the Edsel was given a unique grille and front ensemble. In the rear of the vehicle, the taillights were given a design that was unique to the Edsel vehicles. The tail-lights proved to be confusing for many when operated as turn-indicators, so in 1959 they were redesigned.
Under the hood lurked a 361 cubic-inch V8 engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. A three-speed automatic gearbox was offered as optional equipment.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
Production of the Villager stopped in November of 1959.