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1958 Edsel Corsair 4-door Hardtop

1958 Edsel Corsair 4-door Hardtop

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Original Base Price $3,139.00
No. Produced 5,880
Body Maker Ford
No. Doors 4
Model Number 57A
Weight 4,235lbs
Wheelbase 124 inches
Length 218.9 inches
Width 79.8 inches
Height 56.8 inches
Front Tread 59.4 inches
Rear Tread 59 inches
Type E-475 V8 overhead valve
Displacement 411.05 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 4 13/64 & 3 45/64 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 10.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable
Brake Horsepower 345@4600
Rated Horsepower 56.53
Torque 475@2900
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Hydraulic
Block Material
Engine Numbers
Engine No. Location On left front door pillar post.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Downdraft 4-barrel
Make Holley
Type Edsel automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st Not applicable
2nd Not applicable
3rd Not applicable
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse Not applicable
Not applicable
Clutch Size
Differential Ratio 2.91
Front Independent ball joint with coil springs
Rear Hotchkiss
Recirculating ball and nut
Service Hydraulic self-adjusting
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 11 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 11 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 12
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Fin and tube
Fuel Type
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 8.5 x 14
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 20 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 25 Pints
Cooling System 22 Quarts
Rear Differential 5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. X8aW700001 & up
VIN Description Total Digits: 10
Digits 1: Engine
Digits 2: Model year
Digits 3: Assembly plant
Digits 4: Series & Body style
Digits 5-10: Production number
VIN Location On left front pillar hinge post.
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Additional Information

This is Edsel (1958)Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Motor Age January 1958Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age April 1958Horseless Carriage Foundation
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Snow White
Charcoal Brown Metallic
Sunset Coral
Spruce Green Metallic
Ice Green
Royal Blue Metallic
Horizon Blue
Spring Green
Powder Blue
Ember Red
Chalk Pink
Gold Metallic
Silver Gray Metallic
Jonquil Yellow
Copper Metallic
Frost White
All colors may not be available in all models.
Two Tone Colors Available
Standard/Optional Equipment
Power brakesOpt
Power steeringOpt
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