1958 Edsel Convertible
1958 Edsel Convertible
Value today: $51,000
Price when new: $3,800

You have to feel a little bad for Henry Ford's son, Edsel. The automaker tried to honor the memory of the style-conscious former executive -- responsible for bringing Lincoln into the company -- by naming a new division after him in the late 1950s. Brought out with much fanfare, Edsel tanked quickly, turning Edsel's name into a virtual synonym for failure.

But the cars themselves have done pretty well. While prices vary a lot, convertibles, in particular, are sought after. This one was sold by Barrett-Jackson for close to $50,000.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated February 03 2012: 1:24 PM ET
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