From My Collection... '59 Edsel
1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible - WMCE - LE of 30 in Presidential Red & Arctic White
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
That ‘59 Edsel is a beauty even though it was an answer to a question nobody asked. Nice model John.
Richmond, Virginia. USA
I sure like this convertible version, John. A real gem.
Nice pictures John. I have this model in turquoise with a white top.
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.
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.
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.
John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA
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.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
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.