It’s an Edsel! This almost-totally-restored car is a 1958 Edsel Bermuda and it has been undergoing a restoration but the seller recently found a car that he’s been looking for, so this one is getting kicked out of his very impressively-filled garage. This beautiful car is listed on eBay with a current bid of $2,000, but of course the reserve isn’t even close to being met at that price. There’s a $24,000 Buy It Now price if you can’t wait. This gorgeous car is in Davis, California, home of UC Davis, the finest viticulture (wine) university in the country. What that has to do with this car I’m not sure, I just like wine. Thanks to Peter R for this submission!
Jeez, what a great restoration! I love the “wood“, which isn’t actual wood, of course, but man does it look great. It was professionally-applied and most of this car has been restored. There are a few things left to do, such as the headliner and door cards, and some odds and ends. They have boxes and boxes of parts, new and old, to complete the job.
This Bermuda is surrounded by two more great cars! You can’t beat that, this gentleman has impeccable taste in unusual vehicles. The Edsel Bermuda was only sold in 1958 and it was the highest trim level available. I can’t imagine a better color for a car from 1958 than this combination. 1,456 cars were six-passenger Bermudas, I wonder how many of the other 1,455 cars look as nice as this one does?
These seats are basically new, having been recovered in the original pattern material, but you can see a lot of trim work to get done. What a great winter project, though; putting this beauty back together again. This car has Ford’s “Cruise-o-Matic” automatic transmission with the very cool but sometimes troublesome push-button shift in the steering hub.
And, what’s under that reverse-opening hood? It’s Ford’s 361 V8 (Edsel E400) with a nice 303 hp and an even nicer 400 lb-ft of torque! Zoom! Yes, it’s a two-ton (4,000+) car, but that much power isn’t anything to be sneezed at, especially for 1958. With about a 9-second 0-60 time in a huge wagon like this, that’s more than decent power. This one has had the carb freshly-rebuilt. The engine could use some detailing to bring it up to the standards of the exterior, but you can accomplish that over the winter. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve seen an Edsel Bermuda, and certainly haven’t seen one in this sort of condition. Are there any Edsel fans out there?