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FEATURE: 1958 Edsel Villager

1958 Edsel Wagon looks great with the boomerang taillights.

Kirk Swiatek and his girlfriend, Amanda. Kirk Swiatek had one stipulation when it came time to select a classic vehicle – he wanted a vintage ride with massive amounts of cargo room. As the drummer in the band, Lil Red and the Howlin’ Wolves, when Kirk rolls out, he’s bringing numerous cases of equipment with him. What Kirk settled on for his cargo demands was an all-original, unrestored 1958 Edsel Villager wagon.

This 1958 Edsel Villager wagon came equipped with the Teletouch transmission.

The 3-speed Teletouch transmission still works.

Read the full feature on the Daily Herald to see how Kirk acquired his Amber Red and Snow White beauty and some of the tweaks he’s made since the purchase.

You also won’t want to miss the video feature to watch Kirk show some of the unique features that set the Edsel brand apart, now only when it was new in showrooms, but even today amongst the multitudes of other classic machines found on the area roads and highways.

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2 responses

  1. thatmidcenturyfella

    Holy cow, my friend. That is one great car. I never understood why there was such a dislike for these cars. Now they are pure mid-century fun! There is nothing better than cruising in an old car. Who needs air when you have 6 windows and multiple vents!

    Keep it up!

    05/14/2012 at 11:59 AM

    • Couldn’t agree more with you! The Edsel brand may have never been well-received when they were new but now in this modern age, they have become wonderful motoring icons. Always a treat to see on the road!

      05/14/2012 at 12:02 PM

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