The Edsel Pacer is an automobile that was produced and sold by Edsel in 1958. The Pacer was built off the shorter narrower Edsel platform, shared with Ford and the Ranger.
Pacer is one of two Edsel model names reused by manufacturers other than Ford, as was Citation. The Corsair, a 1958-only Edsel model, used a name previously applied to the Henry J by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation.
The Pacer represented a step up from the basic Ranger model. In addition to the Ranger's base trim appoints, the Pacer received contoured seat backs, nylon upholstery cloth, color-keyed rubber floor mats, and extra stainless steel exterior and interior trim pieces and window moldings. A basic heater (as a US$92 option) and radio (at $95) were available, and air conditioning was optional, as well (at $417). A tachometer was optional.
All Pacers rode on Ford's 118 in (2997 mm) wheelbase and shared the Ranger�s engine choices, with a 303 hp (226 kW) 361 cu in (5.9 L) FE V8 (with four-b...