Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1958 Edsel Pacer

I know; Edsels are a bit overexposed. But this Pacer hardtop coupe shot by Curtis Perry is a bit too delicious to not share, especially in the context of what it’s sharing the street with. And we think cars today are “overstyled”?

For those of you not initiated into the cult of Edsel, this is one of the “junior” series, which shared its body with the ’58 Ford, like the convertible in this composite. The whole front clip was the same on both, except for a little filler piece added along the front fender of the senior Edsels (lower) so as to meet the wider “shoulders” of the Mercury body used by them.

Compared to the front, the rear is almost restrained. Almost.