1934 Ford Edsel Roadster Model 40 Special Speedster Pearl Essence Gun Metallic Dark Grey 1/18 Model Car by Minichamps
- Brand new box.
- Rubber tires.
- Made of resin.
- Detailed interior, exterior.
- Dimensions approximately L-11.5, W-4, H-3.5 inches.
- Ford has unveiled a 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster at the Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance.
Originally built for Edsel Ford, the unique roadster features iconic styling that was penned by E. T. Gregorie. The vehicle underwent a number of changes over the years, but it remains equipped with a 100 hp (75 kW / 101 PS) 4.0-liter V8 engine that was installed in 1940.
Following Fords death in 1943, the car toured the United States before being sold for $603 in 1958. It eventually disappeared for 41 years, until it made a cameo at the 1999 Amelia Island Concours d Elegance. Nearly ten years later, the car was sold to a Texas collector for $1.76 million. Sadly, the buyer died shortly thereafter and the vehicle was returned to the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House which had it restored to its current condition by RM Auto Restoration.
According to Edsel Ford II, "My grandfather was an early believer that everyday objects - including automobiles - could be seen as works of art. While he wasnt a designer in the traditional sense, his eye for styling and influence was apparent as he initiated and built the design department at Ford Motor Company."