Continuing on with the Spectacular Weekend Edition, and I spotted this 1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon on eBay. Spectacular doesn’t begin to describe this wagon, with its two-tone paint with vinyl wood trim, the very distinct interior treatment, and the fact that this was a top of the line model equipped with a 3-speed manual! So, let’s take a look at this very rare and spectacular Edsel, and see if it does anything for you.
According to all things Wikipedia:
The Bermuda represented the highest trim level available within the Edsel brand for a station wagon, and was only available during Edsel’s introductory year of 1958. In addition to deluxe interior appointments, the Bermuda also was outfitted with simulated wood panels and frames, a hallmark of premium station wagon models produced by Ford and Mercury. The Bermuda came in six and nine-passenger configurations. To separate the Bermuda from Ford models, the Bermuda received Edsel’s front fascia and vertical grille assembly as well as unique boomerang-shaped taillights.
All station wagons shared the Edsel Ranger’s engine availability with a 361 cu in (5.9 L) V8 as standard, as was a three-speed manual transmission. Buyers also had the option of a three-speed automatic transmission with a standard column-mounted gear selector, or could choose Edsel’s highly promoted but trouble-prone Teletouch automatic, which placed its drive-selection buttons in the steering wheel hub.
Total Bermuda station wagon was 2,235 units, of which 1,456 were six-passenger models with a base price of $3,155 and 779 were nine-passenger versions priced at $3,212. This made the nine-passenger Bermuda the rarest 1958 Edsel model. For the 1959 model year, the Bermuda and Roundup station wagons were dropped (as was the trouble prone Teletouch system), leaving only the Villager as Edsel’s sole station wagon model.
The listing for this car is very short and sweet… Well, maybe just short:
1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon. V8 Overhead Engine, 3 speed Manuel transmission with overdrive. Beautiful and correct charcoal brown metallic with white top. Car is 100 % stock, has correct beautiful interior, perfect chrome,W/w/w radial tires. Runs and drives very well.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL ME, CONTACT MY DAD DIRECTLY (At the phone number listed in the ad)
With over seven days to go until the auction ends, the top bid so far is $16,100, with an unmet reserve. So what do you think this very unique Edsel Wagon will sell for? Take a look for yourself here: [sc:ebay itemid=”231021680863″ linktext=”1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon 4-Door” ]