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Edsel

ID Numbers
Encoded information can be found on a plate affixed to the left-hand 
front door post of all 1958/1959 Edsels

1st symbol  engine           A = six cyclinder (1959)
                             B = 332 ci V8 (1959)
                             C = 292 ci V8 (1959)
                             W = 361 ci V8
                             X = 410 ci V8 (1958)
2nd symbol  model year       8 = 1958
                             9 = 1959
3rd symbol  assembly plant   U = Louisville (1958 - 1960)
                             (1958)
                             R = San Jose
                             S = Somerville, Mass
                             E = Madwah, NJ
                             W = Wayne, Mich
                             J = Los Angeles
4th symbol  body style       C = Ranger 2dr sedan
                             F = Ranger/Pacer 4dr sedan
                             G = Ranger/Pacer 2dr hardtop
                             H = Ranger/Pacer 4dr hardtop
                             R = Pacer 2dr convertible
                             S = Roundup Station Wagon
                             T = 6p Villager/Bermuda Station Wagon
                             V = Villager/Bermuda Station Wagon
                             W = Corsair/Citation 2dr hardtop
                             X = Corsair/Citation 4dr hardtop
                             Y = Citation 2dr convertible
Remaining 6 symbols were the production number for each plant 
starting at 700001.

1960 Edsels
1st symbol     model year       0 = 1969
2nd symbol     assembly plant   U = Louisville
3/4th symbols                   11 = 2dr Sedan
                                12 = 4dr Sedan
                                13 = 2dr Hardtop
				        14 = 4dr Hardtop
                                15 = Convertible
                                17 = Station Wagon 6p
                                18 = Station Wagon 9p
5th symbol     engine           V = 223 ci six
                                W = 292 ci V8
                                Y = 352 ci V8
Remaining 6 symbols were the production number for each plant 
starting at 700001.

							
Exterior color codes - three letters, 
1st = the main body color, 2nd = top color, 3rd = cove/scallop
A = Jet Black (1958/59)
A = Black Velvet (1960)
B = Silver-Grey Metallic (1958) 
B = Moonrise Gray (1959)
C = Ember Red (1958) 
C = Gold Metalic (1959)
C = Turquoise (1960)
D = Turquoise (NA on Ranger/Villager/Roundup) (1958) 
D = Redwood Metallic (1959)
E = Snow White (Pacer/Ranger Station Wagons Only)(1958)
E = Snow White (1959)
E = Frost White (Corsair/Citation only) (1958)
E = Cadet Blue Metallic (1960)
F = Powder Blue (1958)
F = President Red (1959)
F = Hawaiian Blue (1960)
G = Talisman Red (1959)
H = Royal Blue Metallic (1958)
H = Desert Tan (1959)
H = Alaskan Gold Metallic (1960)
J = Ice Green (1958)
J = Velvet Maroon (1959)
J = Regal Red (1960)
K = Spring Green (1958)
K = Platinum Gray Metallic (1959)
K = Turquoise Metallic (1960)
L = Spruce Green (1958)
L = Star Blue Metallic (1959)
M = Charcoal Brown Metallic (1958)
M = Jet Stream Blue (1959)
M = Polar White (1960)
N = Driftwood (Pacer/Ranger Station Wagon only) (1958)
N = Light Aqua (1959)
N = Saharan Beige (1960)
P = Blue Aqua (1959)
Q = Jonquil Yellow (1958)
Q = Petal Yellow (1959)
Q = Lilac Metallic (1960)
R = Unset Coral (Pacer/Ranger Station Wagon only) (1958)
R = Mist Green (1959)
R = Buttercup Yellow (1960)
S = Jadeglint Green Metallic (1959)
T = Chalk Pink (Corsair/Citation only) (1958)
T = Sherwood Green Metallic (1960)
U = Copper Metallic (Corsair/Citation only) (1958)
U = Bronze Rose Metallic (1960)
X = Gold Metallic (Corsair/Citation only) (1958)
Z = Cloud Silver Metallic (1960)

Transmission Codes
1 = standard manual
2 = overdrive
3 = column-lever automatic
4 = teletouch push-button automatic

Rear Axle Codes
1958         
A = 2.91:1    
B = 3.32:1   
C = 3.70:1   
D = 3.89:1   

1959
1 = 3.10:1
2 = 3.56:1
3 = 3.70:1
4 = 3.89:1
5 = 2.69:1

1959
1 = 3.56:1
2 = 3.89:1
3 = 3.10:1
6 = 2.91:1
A = 3.56:1 with Equa-Lock
B = 3.89:1 with Equa-Lock
C = 3.10:1 with Equa-Lock

1958 Interior Trim Codes
Trim - White Vinyl headlining unless stated otherwise
Sedan Ranger
A = Green Cloth
B = Blue Cloth
C = Gray and Black Cloth

Hardtop Ranger
K = Green Cloth
M = Blue Cloth
N = Black Cloth

Sedan Pacer
D = Brown Cloth
E = Green Cloth
F = Blue Cloth

Hardtop Pacer
R = Brown Cloth
S = Coral Cloth
T = Green Cloth
V = Blue Cloth
AX = Red Cloth
AY = Turquoise Cloth
T = Green Cloth
V = Blue Cloth

Convertible Pacer
AJ = White and Coral Vinyl
AN = White and Black Vinyl
AV = White and Turquoise Vinyl
AZ = White and Red Vinyl

Corsair
B = Blue Cloth & Vinyl
C = Turquoise Cloth & White Vinyl
D = Green Cloth & Vinyl
E = Gold Cloth & White Vinyl 
X = Red Cloth & Gray Vinyl
Y = Copper Cloth & White Vinyl  

Citation - Hardtops
H = Blue Cloth & Vinyl
J = Turquoise Cloth & White Vinyl
K = Green Cloth & Vinyl
L = Gold Cloth & White Vinyl
Z = Brown Cloth & Pink Vinyl
AA = Gray Cloth & Black Vinyl
AB = Copper Cloth & White Vinyl

Citation - Convertible
AC = Brown & Pink Vinyl
AD = Red & White Vinyl
AE = Copper & White Vinyl
S = Turquoise & White Vinyl
T = Gold & White Vinyl

Roundup and Villager
BA = White & Green Vinyl
BB = White & Blue Vinyl
BC = Gold Saran & Black Vinyl 
BD = Gold Saran & Red Vinyl

Bermuda
AJ = White & Coral Vinyl
AS = Two Tone Green Vinyl
AT = Two Tone Blue Vinyl
AU = Driftwood Vinyl & Brown Saran
AV = White & Turquoise Vinyl 

1959/1960 Interior Trim Codes
Ranger
23 = Two Tone Green Vinyl & Signet Cloth
24 = Two Tone Blue Vinyl & Signet Cloth
25 = White & Buff Vinyl & Gold Puff Cloth
50 = Silver & Black Vinyl & Black Surf Cloth/Black Signet Cloth

Corsair
Hardtops
38 = Aqua Vinyl & Reception Cloth
39 = Redwood Vinyl & Reception Cloth
40 = Gold Vinyl & Black Reception Cloth
51 = Black Vinyl & Black Mesh Cloth
53 = Green Vinyl & Green Reception Cloth
54 = Blue Vinyl & Reception Cloth

Convertibles
41 = Gold & White Vinyl
42 = Black, White & Silver Vinyl
43 = Turquoise & White Vinyl
44 = Black & Red Vinyl

Station Wagons
30 = Two Tone Green Vinyl & Gold Puff Cloth
31 = White & Red Vinyl & Gold Puff Cloth
32 = Buff & White Vinyl & Straw Vinyl
52 = Two Tone Blue Vinyl with Gold Puff Cloth 

1960 Interior Trim Codes
Ranger
Standard
20 = Silver Vinyl & Black Pebble Cloth
22 = Blue Vinyl & Black Pebble Cloth
23 = Green Vinyl & Brown Pebble Cloth
24 = Gold Vinyl & Brown Pebble Cloth
25 = Red Vinyl & Black Peeble Cloth
DeLuxe
11 = Silver Vinyl & Gray Champagne Cloth
15 = Red Vinyl & Gray Champagne Cloth
17 = Turquoise Vinyl & Champagne Cloth
Convertible Deluxe
54 = Two Tone Gold Vinyl
55 = Red & Silver Vinyl
57 = Two Tone Turquoise Vinyl


Build Date Codes
The number indicated the day of the month, 
the letter the month of production.
G = July 1957
H = August 1957
J = September 1957
K = October 1957
L = November 1957
M = December 1957
N = January 1957
A = January 1957
B = February 1957
C = March 1957
D = April 1958
E = May 1958
F = June 1958
U = July 1958
V = August 1958

Workshop Manuals

1958 1959 1960 EDSEL FORD FACTORY REPAIR SHOP & SERVICE MANUAL CD USA | UK | CA | DE | FR 2015
Edsel Auto Parts Interchange Manual 1958-1960 USA | UK | CA | DE | FR F. D. Harper 2012

Books

Standard Catalog of Ford 1903-1998 includes Edsel (2nd Edition) UK / USA

Videos/DVDs
A HISTORIC 60 MINUTE DVD Of The NEW FORD'S Of 1935 And 1936 Super footage of assembly and showroom. Many body styles. Henry and EdselFord discuss V-8 sales

Edsel Guide | Edsel Car Links


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