Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-16-2006, 05:18 PM
smxi's Avatar
smxi smxi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,972
Edsel Corsair (2nd gen) 1959

Pics taken by me.

Edsel Corsair
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Edsel Corsair 1959 051106 (164).jpg (1,024.0 KB, 34 views)
File Type: jpg Edsel Corsair 1959 051106 (165).jpg (978.5 KB, 39 views)

Last edited by smxi; 05-16-2006 at 06:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2006, 08:53 PM
dracu777's Avatar
dracu777 dracu777 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,133
Astoria, New York
Send a message via AIM to dracu777 Send a message via MSN to dracu777 Send a message via Yahoo to dracu777
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccceee. Got any of the other end?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2006, 05:29 AM
smxi's Avatar
smxi smxi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by dracu777
Got any of the other end?
Yes...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Edsel Corsair 1959 2.jpg (133.5 KB, 24 views)
File Type: jpg Edsel Corsair 1959 3.jpg (131.4 KB, 30 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2006, 07:46 AM
Revo's Avatar
Revo Revo is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,701
Tallinn, Estonia
smxi, besides being handy with a camera, you are an excellent painter too!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-18-2006, 08:27 AM
smxi's Avatar
smxi smxi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revo
smxi, besides being handy with a camera, you are an excellent painter too!
I have many talents.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-18-2006, 08:30 AM
dydzi's Avatar
dydzi dydzi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,450
Warsaw
Send a message via MSN to dydzi
that car would be 1000x better with any grill different than this one... amazing how a brand can go bankrupt just because of one detail
__________________
12 cylinders or walk!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2006, 05:34 PM
smxi's Avatar
smxi smxi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by dydzi
that car would be 1000x better with any grill different than this one... amazing how a brand can go bankrupt just because of one detail
Really, because of the grill? Why?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-19-2006, 03:22 AM
go.pawel's Avatar
go.pawel go.pawel is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,114
Gdynia, Poland
Send a message via MSN to go.pawel
Quote:
Originally Posted by dydzi
that car would be 1000x better with any grill different than this one... amazing how a brand can go bankrupt just because of one detail
Certainly, the grill wasn't the reason for Edsel's failure. It was a result of many factors:
- inappropriate pricing; the car was supposed to fit in between Ford and Mercury, yet it costed as much as Mercury, or sometimes even more
- the economic recession in the late 50s; the Americans started thinking more about smaller and cheaper cars; that's why such names as Nash, Hudson, DeSoto or Continental disappeared and Rambler or Plymouth became one of the bestselling cars
- the name; Edsel doesn't sound interesting and for many people it resembled Edson, a tractors maker
- design; of course the well-known horsecollar grille wasn't the best idea, but it lasted for only one model year, later it got smaller and finally completely disappeared; other complaints included the rear lights and steering wheel-mounted automatic gearbox buttons
- Robert McNamara, Ford's vice president; his main point of interest was the Ford brand and thus the other brands (incl. Edsel) got very little support; he incorporated Continental into Lincoln and then consolidated Edsel, Lincoln and Mercury into one division; Edsel's advertising budget was cut half for 1959 and nearly eliminated for 1960; he was the main executive to convince Henry Ford II to end Edsel's production
-quality problems; Edsel didn't have it's own factory - the cars were assembled in various Mercury and Ford factories, therefore it was difficult to achieve the desired quality control level.

And here's my favorite Edsel ad.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Edseldiedyouknowad.jpg (26.0 KB, 27 views)
__________________
It's not denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-19-2006, 05:22 PM
smxi's Avatar
smxi smxi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by go.pawel
And here's my favorite Edsel ad.
I can't believe they actually did that, I would never buy a car after such advertisement.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-19-2006, 10:30 PM
ZeTurbo's Avatar
ZeTurbo ZeTurbo is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,032
Montreal, Canada
Send a message via MSN to ZeTurbo
Quote:
Originally Posted by smxi
I can't believe they actually did that, I would never buy a car after such advertisement.
It has one very interesting line though "Big funeral sale! save $ $ $ $ "
__________________
Who killed the Electric Car?
GO HABS GO!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-20-2006, 08:26 PM
dracu777's Avatar
dracu777 dracu777 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,133
Astoria, New York
Send a message via AIM to dracu777 Send a message via MSN to dracu777 Send a message via Yahoo to dracu777
That's funny
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-14-2010, 01:17 PM
Man of Steel's Avatar
Man of Steel Man of Steel is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,629
The Netherlands
Edsel Corsair #3
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible.jpg (862.4 KB, 15 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-02-2012, 10:21 AM
Man of Steel's Avatar
Man of Steel Man of Steel is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,629
The Netherlands
Edsel Corsair (2nd gen) 1959

The 1959 Edsels were introduced in the fall of 1958. However, for the 1959 model year, the Citation and Pacer models were dropped from Edsel's model range for 1959, as was the trouble-prone Teletouch system.

The 1959 Edsel's styling was significantly toned-down, as was the vertical grille assembly, which now featured a fine bar pattern.[14] The Corsair now represented the premium Edsel model range, replacing the discontinued Citation. Unlike in 1958, the Corsair now shared its body panels with the Ranger - the two being differentiated by trim and options. The Corsair also gained a four-door sedan and convertible version.

The 1959 Corsair rode on a 120 in (3048 mm) wheelbase and the 361 cu in (5.9 L) FE V8 was standard in sedans, with either a two- or four-barrel carburetor as was a three-speed manual transmission. Replacing the Teletouch transmission was the Mile-O-Matic, a two-speed automatic, or Dual-Power Drive 3-speed automatic (only available with the 361). Heater, defroster, and radio remained optional, as well. With total 1959 Corsair output at 9,318, the Corsair was discontinued. For 1959, 2,468 hardtop coupes (2,315 U.S./153 Canada), 1,812 four-door hardtops (1,694 U.S./118 Canada), 1,343 convertibles (all U.S.) and 3,695 four-door sedans (3,301 U.S./394 Canada), were produced; hardtop sales were down 31% in two-doors and 71% in four-doors against 1958. Prices ranged from US$2,812 to $3,072, down some 15% from the previous year.

Source: Wikipedia
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible [2].jpg (729.3 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible [3].jpg (283.4 KB, 2 views)

Last edited by Man of Steel; 12-03-2012 at 02:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Biscayne (2nd gen) 1961-1964 Man of Steel Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 2 03-16-2014 07:21 AM
Edsel Corsair (1st gen) 1958 Man of Steel Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 0 12-02-2012 10:24 AM
Ford Thunderbird (2nd gen) 1958-1960 Duell Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 3 10-13-2012 02:15 PM
Volvo V70 R (2nd gen) 2003-2007 Duell Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 16 05-06-2007 12:45 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:53 AM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com