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John Merritt
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1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible - WMCE - LE of 30 in Presidential Red & Arctic White 

1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R0
1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R1
1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R4
1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R5
1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R6
1959 Edsel Corsair Conv R7

John Merritt
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David Knight
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That ‘59 Edsel is a beauty even though it was an answer to a question nobody asked. Nice model John.

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I sure like this convertible version, John. A real gem.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Nice pictures John. I have this model in turquoise with a white top.


   
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Graeme Ogg
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Sorry to say I'm not too keen on this "gem". I have the original Western Models issue and always thought the side trim looked seriously oversized - there is almost more chrome than paintwork on the body sides - and some of the body details are also rather too rounded and "bulgy" for my liking. It looks like it's carved out of soap.

But I may be in a minority of one here.

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Jack Dodds
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The '59 is my favorite year of Edsel but I think I'm in a minority on that thought.   I haven't managed to obtain a 1:43 model of it yet for some reason.  


   
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John Quilter
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And some 1:1 versions but these are the base line and more common Rangers.   Corsairs had more chrome trim on the rear quarters and as Graeme says, may have been a bit over done on the Western model version.

1959 Edsel Ranger
1959 Edsel Ranger 4 dr

John F. Quilter
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Ed Davis
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Here is a picture of the 1:1 scale 1959 Edsel, which matches John's red and white model.  The car is owned by Buz from Route 66 Model Car Store.  I took the photo at a car show in Naperville, Illinois in 2021.

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Ed Davis
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Harv Goranson
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And here is the top down version of Buz's car "Eddie", found on a non-ebay auction site in 2021. On the two-doors and convertibles if you look really close you can see some of the 4-door door lines in the rear chrome molding.

Western WMCE 22 Edsel Corsair 1959 pic2
Western WMCE 22 Edsel Corsair 1959 pic1

   
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