1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Hen’s teeth, needle in a haystack, unobtanium: Any of these aptly describes a 1960 Edsel Ranger convertible, as only 76 were built.

This one is especially interesting, as it was produced on the last day of scheduled production. It is literally one of the very last Edsels built.

Equipped with the 352-ci 300-hp V8 engine, R35 3-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows and power seat, it demonstrates the Edsel idea well: the idea of getting more for your money.

Furthering the Edsel concept is Level-Temp air conditioning, a push-button AM radio, tinted glass, a day-night mirror, seat belts, fender skirts, a waste basket, windshield washers, dual rear-mounted antennas and tri-spoke wheel covers. The 1960 model year would mark the end of the Edsel era, with just shy of 120,000 cars produced since 1958. One thing is for sure today: You won’t see many 1960 Edsel Ranger convertibles coming or going.