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Car of the Month:

1958 Edsel Citation 

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If you are a subscriber to Hemmings Motor News then you are no doubt familiar with the countless articles published in their magazine featuring many of our club members and their cars.  It seems every month a different Freewheeler has a write-up about their pride and joy; attesting to the quality and significance of our members' vehicles. 



This month's "car of the month" is a 1958 Edsel Citation convertible owned by long time Freewheeler Ted Downer.


The Edsel Citation was the top of the line automobile produced by Ford Motor Company's former Edsel Division and sold through its Mercury-Edsel - Lincoln dealers in 1958. The Citation was built on the longer, wider Edsel platform, shared with Mercury, and with the Corsair. A total of 932 two door covertibles were built. 


The Citation represented the highest trim level available within the Edsel brand. In addition to deluxe interior appointments, the Citation also received extra stainless steel details and a gold-anodized aluminum cove panel. The cove (or rear quarter-panel "scallop") could be painted either the color of the body, the color of the roof, or a third color (tri-tone paint option). It used a ladder type frame with welded box side rails and independent ball-joint front suspension.





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