Weekend Edition – A Spectacular 1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon on eBay

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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” ]

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17 responses to “Weekend Edition – A Spectacular 1958 Edsel Bermuda Wagon on eBay”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Seems the left turn signal points to the right, and vice-versa. Also I had to look up the Edsel E-400 engine to find out why the valve covers said 400 on them (it's a 361 cu in). Seems to be a short stroke version of a larger Ford FE engine.

    1. topdeadcentre Avatar

      Two summers ago, I was behind one of these in the evening on the interstate near my house (the only time I've ever seen one). It signalled right to take the exit, but when the right boomerang was blinking, my brain kept thinking the car was going to move to into the lane to the left.
      I get the impression that they did the design without ever testing the turn signals.

      1. FreeMan Avatar

        I would imagine turn signal use in 1958 was just as sporadic as it is today, so the blinking light just served to confuse onlookers, no matter which way it pointed. Much as it does today.

    2. craigsu Avatar

      Clearly not a case of form following function.

      1. Vairship Avatar

        Instead it was form following fabulous!

      2. Batshitbox Avatar

        It wasn't even a case of Ford following function.

  2. scoudude Avatar

    It basically is just the 360 as used in later trucks. Both have a displacement of 360.7 Cu In but I guess by the time they started putting them in trucks they didn't want anyone to tie them to Edsel, so they rounded down instead of up. The same thing they did with all the 351s that share the bore and stroke of the FE 352 and displacement of 351.7 cu in.

  3. joshwebster84 Avatar

    Wow the styling of this thing is hipster heaven, from the boomerang tail lights to that amazing interior fabric. Straight off the pages of Atomic Ranch.

  4. longrooffan Avatar

    I would totally Hoon this longroof even if I did have to row my own. Interestingly enough, the 58-59 Fords don't do a whole lot for me but this Edsel does. I think this will top out near $30K

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I'm with you. Most people think Edsels are ugly and think that's bad. I think Edsels are ugly, and that's awesome.

  5. lilwillie Avatar

    Valve cover needs red lettering on the '400'.
    I want to guess it will go for 22-23 grand. I would love to have that car in my garage.

  6. skitter Avatar

    By the time it's all woodgrained out, this is a stunningly, impressively hideous car. Everything that could go wrong with Edsel styling went wrong here. I'd still rock it.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      More is better, so better ladle it on with a trowel!

  7. Rene Avatar

    I believe the 400 engine designation specified the torque.

  8. craigsu Avatar

    "3 speed Manuel transmission"
    So, only someone named Manuel will be permitted to drive it? Or, did someone named Manuel build it?

    1. Devin Avatar

      Manuel made the transmission. Going by online listings he might be the biggest transmission manufacturer in the world.

  9. alhutch Avatar

    Just ran across this very wagon yesterday at it's new home in Oregon. Owner was registering it at the DMV. It represents very well in person. That interior is wild.