I find myself drawn to these cars, maybe in an instinct to save the poor underdogs. A Villager wagon would be the first choice but I wouldn't turn down a classy survivor like this. Apart from the "Oldsmobile sucking a lemon" grille, does the Edsel really look all that ridiculous compared to other late '50s designs? Certainly it's more restrained than the wild behemoths GM was pumping out, like the '58 Buick, '59 Chevy and Finalicious '59 Cadillac. Even stodgy old Chrysler made some wild stuff at the hand of Virgil Exner ('57 - '59 Plymouths in particular). Cars wearing the Ford and cousin Edsel badges seem pretty tasteful in comparison, viewed through the lens of 57 years.
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