the blue car is a stock Ranger 2-DHT that was remodeled into a factory prototype stock Corsair 2-DHT.
The blue car is a proposed 1960 Corsair 2-door hardtop, except Charlie Wells of Ohio, hand-built it from a standard Ranger 2-Door Hardtop and did a marvelous job.
They are both prototypes of proposed 1960 models that were never produced. The red car is long gone, and the blue car is a marvelous recreation done by a man whose first name was Charlie, who has since passed away.
The red car is a proposed 1960 Corsair 4-door hardtop. If it was ever a functioning car, it was dismantled (like most are) by Ford after the photos were taken.
The other reference to Jim (his last name is Popp) 1960 Serial Number 1 is a hoax. The whole car was created in his garage, and the #1 VIN created to match the car.
The rub about Jim Popp is he insisted his car was an original, normal production unit, yet anybody who has owned, torn down and rebuilt many '60s and studied them, knows better. His car is a 4-door hardtop, a model of which a scant 135 were ever assembled. When new models hit the assembly lines, the first ones off are the ones most expected to sell quickly. In the case of the 1960 Edsel, those models were the Ranger 2- and 4-Door Sedans.
the blue car is a stock Ranger 2-DHT that was remodeled into a factory prototype stock Corsair 2-DHT. Pictures of the original prototype are in b/w and all over the Internet. Only Charlie Wells' meticulous reproduction is in color, Polar White over Cadet Blue.