1958 Edsel Citation Convertible
Steve Edwards, Lakewood Ranch, FL
This unusually fine 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible (one of 930 produced) resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Steve Edwards purchased his Edsel in 1992 in Northern California. Since then, he’s invested a ton of time and money to take his car to higher standards.
This particular 1958 Edsel has won 2 Best of Show trophies, and many first place honors. The car is equipped with a 410 V8, power steering, brakes, windows and seat, plus a Town & Country radio. Since the car was sold new in Southern California, there is absolutely no rust on the undercarriage, or on the body itself. Steve keeps the car in a humidity-controlled garage.
Steve has owned almost 100 collector cars since the early ’70s, and says his Edsel brings a smile to people’s faces when they see it. “They always seem to have an Edsel story, or question, or mostly positive comments” says Steve. “Anyone can own a ’57 Chevy or T-Bird, but it takes a unique mindset to nurture and feed an Edsel. Most parts just aren’t found in catalogs, or at your corner auto parts store. You have to be willing to go the extra mile when you’re an Edsel owner”.
He continued, “The fact that the car is considered an underdog is just one more reason why I enjoy mine so much.”