All the reasons why the Ford Edsel failed has been well-written about: The toilet bowl shaped
front grill, the silly gear shifting mechanism on the steering wheel,
its confusing marketing that competed with its sister brand Mercury cars and even its
dubious name "Edsel", named after Henry Ford's son.
However, I know many classic car collector who would love to have a Ford Edsel! This is my tribute page
dedicated to this unique car. Yet, even though you might laugh at
some of the Edsel videos (especially the commercials) below,
you've got to admit this is an amazing classic car today!
Ford Edsel Commericals
Adjacent are two Ford Edsel commercials when the car was first introduced to the public.
Regarding the top video, there are a few spots where I can't watch it without
laughing hard. Okay, maybe the teletouch drive electric
shift was a nice try, but that is the stupidest speedometer design I've ever seen!
The one dial that determines heat, AC and
ventilation probably broke with regular use within short time.
"You'll meet a fine business man with broad automobile experience." Ha ha ha ha!