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  • Curiously, a 1958 Edsel is displayed under the banner "Elements of Style," even though the word Edsel is now synonymous with flop, in part because so few customers appreciated its special looks.

    Ford: From the Quadricycle to the Prius

  • Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine: The Edsel is 50 skip to main | skip to sidebar

    The Edsel is 50

  • (The Edsel is a fantastic example of an idea that was market-researched to death.)

    By Any Other Name

  • So the name Edsel was meant to vaguely suggest disaster, and the name Pia to suggest cuteness without much else.

    Xone of Contention

  • After Henry Ford's son Edsel started Mercury so many decades ago, perhaps the height of irony was that after the failure to thrive of the car called the Edsel, which happened in just three years in the mid-'50s, it was folded into Lincoln-Mercury and the division was known for a short time as the Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln division.

    Steve Parker: Another U.S. Car Division Bites the Dust: Mercury

  • During his presidency of the Ford Motor Company and until he left it to become John F. Kennedy's Defense Secretary in 1961, the Edsel was the biggest and most controversial lemon ever designed and rolled off the Ford assembly line.

    Murray Fromson: A Postscript on McNamara's Death

  • The Ford family apparently hated the idea of using the name Edsel, who was Henry's son and Henry II (aka Hank the Deuce's) father.

    The Edsel is 50

  • ROBERTS: Well, the Edsel was the best selling car when I received mine.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2007

  • Young many wondrous names for the car eventually called Edsel, or the waywardly informative interview with Donald Hall.

    She's Got Rhythm

  • In 2008 it was sold to a $1.76 million, then, following the collector's untimely death in 2010, the Speedster returned to Edsel's home, now operated as an historic site called the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.


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