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1958 Edsel Corsair

1958 Edsel Corsair in Back to the Future Part II, Movie, 1989 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1958 Edsel Corsair

Position 00:11:49 [*] Background vehicle

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Saturn Simon UK

2005-10-09 19:11

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1958 Edsel Pacer is my guess.

Tex US

2006-09-02 14:59

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Actually...It's a 1958 Edsel Corsair

antp BE

2007-04-09 18:30

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It seems to appear as a real car (of the same color as the drawing) just under the advertising a little later:

[Image: i615559.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2013-07-21 19:10:17 (Sandie)

58roadmaster US

2007-04-17 05:24

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The drawing is a 58. The actual vehicle parked on the street is a 59. You can see the part of the grille that wraps around to the front fender in the drawing. This is not found on the 59. Also on the 59 the "horsecollar" grille is integrated with the rest of the grille. This piece is separate on the 58s and there is no horsecollar on the 60 models.

-- Last edit: 2007-04-17 05:30:57

58pacer US

2008-05-14 08:45

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Tex was spot on...the billboard is supposed to be a 1958 Edsel Corsair...the giveaway design cue is the so-called "log" that was imposed on the front fender in order to blend with the Mercury-shared door profile. Note the long horizontal bulge above the *black* body side molding. Pacers and Rangers didn't have the "log" since their fenders blended into Ford-shared doors.

The actual car, a 1959 Corsair complete as seen in the film with futuristic fiberglass bolt-on "stuff", can still be seen on the Universal Studios back lot along the studio tour tram route that originates from the theme park.

aussiemuscle308 AU

2013-02-04 03:57

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antp wrote It seems to appear as a real car (of the same color as the drawing) just under the advertising a little later:

correct, there is a 'real' edsel in the movie
[Image: edsel.jpg]

antp BE

2013-02-04 16:12

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nice photo :)

antp BE

2014-10-29 15:07

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And here is a more recent one, taken by my sister:
[Image: 20140927_113517a.jpg]
It seems that they restored the car: the chromes shine well now

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