An Edsel In a Strip Mall Parking Lot

I was in Greater Cleveland over the past weekend visiting family, and I saw something I’d never seen before.

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It’s 1957’s car of the future, the Ford Edsel.

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I am not certain what year or model this car is, but it has to be over a half-century old. Though I kept a respectful distance while taking these photographs, from where I stood the car didn’t appear to be restored in any particular way. It had modern Tennessee plates and seemed to just be parked there, rather than stranded or on display.

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Closeup of the EDSEL lettering.

It’s an Edsel alright.

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The front grill stares you down with a fierce expression, while the rear taillights gaze at you softly.

If you look long enough, it will wink at you.
If you stare long enough, it will wink.

IMG_1564The car as it first appeared to me, in the rear of the parking lot, with its tail end facing out at the street.

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