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The Edwards Engineering Co.
South San Francisco, CA

The Edwards was an American Sports car built from 1953 to 1955. Sterling H. Edwards could only manage to build six American Automobiles he called the "Edwards America".

Despite it's stylish Italian looks and quality mechanical design the high production costs doomed the Edwards America. Edwards planned to sell his American Sports Car for $4,995. However, the real price swelled to $7,800.00.

Edwards' first car was the experimental 1949 Special, a four-seat convertible with a removable hardtop and windshield for racing. Power was supplied by a Ford flathead V-8 equipped with dual Stromberg carburetors, a special overhead-valve cylinder head and a high lift cam. The Edwards developed 115 horsepower and achieved speeds of 155 miles per hour. A second experimental Edwards Sports Car used a light fiberglass body and a Kaiser-Frazer 100 inch chassis. A Chrysler 331 cubic inch 180 HP Himi V-8 provided plenty of muscle.

1953 Edwards America
1953 Edwards America

The Edwards America shown above and below was a four passenger sports car, built on a Mercury station wagon chassis. This American Sports Car had a large chrome egg crate grille, 1952 Mercury tail lamps and a deluxe interior that included a leather steering wheel and instrument panel.

1953 Edwards America
1953 Edwards America

Of the six Edwards America made two had a 317.5 cubic inch Lincoln V8, three had a 331.1 cubic inch Cadillac V8 and one came equipped with a 303.7 cubic inch Oldsmobile Rocket V8. All had Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, electric windows, GM Hydromantic transmission and an optional detachable hard top.

1954 Edwards America
1954 Edwards America

1955 Edwards America
1955 Edwards America

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