❦ 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Speedster, custom-built for Edsel Ford and inspired by a trip to Europe. The Speedster has the overall effect of a pure racing car; low-riding aluminum body, twin windscreens, no doors and headlamps positioned at axle height.
On September the Edsel went on sale. Due to either poor marketing, an unsightly horse-collar style grill, the recession of or all three, the EDSEL sold very poorly and was automobile history after the 1960 model year.
An American Treasure-Edsel & Eleanor Ford House The house was designed by Albert Kahn to resemble a cluster of Cotswold village cottages, complete with stone roofs, vine-covered walls and lead-paned windows. Strolling through the thoughtfully decorated halls, visitors come face-to-face with a stunningly diverse collection of art, antiques and furniture that reveal the Fords' progressive and educated tastes in art and design