The Edsel was doomed from the start with it’s epitaph written almost on the day it was released in September of 1957 so I’ve always wondered why Ford even went through production of the 1960 Edsel that was basically a rebadged Fairlane. That said, I’ve always loved the 1960 Ford so the 1960 Edsels with their rarity and quirkiness have always appealed to me. With the plug pulled just 44 days into production, 1960 Edsels are very rare but with just 275 wagons produced and only a handful that could possibly remain, this is one wagon you seldom come across.
Out of a 48 year indoor storage, this Villager wagon is listed on Hemmings in Westminster, Maryland for $23,500 but the seller is open to negotiate.
The car has a 352 4v V8, 3 speed cruise-o-matic with power steering and power brakes. The seller has rebuilt the brakes using as many of the original parts as possible and has installed new brake lines. Other work includes dissembling the differential, cleaning all old fluid out and replacing the axle bearings/seals and pinion seal, New u-joints were also installed. The carburetor has been rebuilt and a new fuel pump installed. The gas tank was also removed, cleaned and reinstalled. The engine runs but has issues and may very well need a rebuild. The transmission leaks and will likely need a rebuild as well. Some rust is in the front floor area but otherwise the car is reported to be solid.
No description is given about the condition of the interior but a few glimpses from the pictures show it to be in pretty good shape.
There is no doubt this is a big project but the seller has started some of the grunt work and a fully restored 1960 Edsel wagon would be a sight to behold.