Roy Brown, 96, Designed The Edsel's 'Horsecollar' - 03/05/2013
Roy Brown, Jr., by all accounts of his death at 96 recently, was a man of refined taste and affability who unfortunately had a singular negative achievement for which he will always be remembered. “Somebody had to take it on the chin for what was the disaster at Ford known as the Edsel,” writes Hot Rod’s Thom Taylor, “and that person was Roy Brown.”
But the design alone did not doom the Edsel."
"But he remained faithful to the Edsel, which he drove to nearly the end of his life, Langer reports. And when someone wanted to buy his gleaming vehicle, he’d shoot back, “Where the hell were you in 1958?”