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Automotive designer Roy Brown Jr., who died on Feb. 24 at age 96 in Ann Arbor, Mich., had a long and mostly successful career for Ford, but he's best remembered for one spectacular miscalculation. The Ford Edsel, which lasted just three model years - 1958, 1959 and 1960 - was a moderately priced status car, aimed at upwardly mobile young families who weren't yet ready for a Lincoln Continental. Instead, it became one of the most infamous automotive flops ever, earning a spot on Time magazine's list of the " 50 Worst Cars of All Time."
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