Roy Brown Jr., Edsel Designer, Dies 96


Roy Brown Jr. (October 30, 1916 - February 24, 2013) was an American car designer and engineer, best known for creating the first Ford Edsel automobile model in 1958 and the exterior for the Ford Zephyr.

The model, named Edsel after Henry Ford's only child, rolled into showrooms in 1957, accompanied by a massive publicity campaign.[2] But only 63,000 Edsels were sold in the first year of production, with its distinctive grille being the most criticized feature.

Roy Brown Jr. Cause of Death

Roy Brown Jr. died on Feb. 24 in Michigan died of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease.  Roy Brown Jr. He was 96 years old at the time of his death