AMC Rambler American Update
I went over to Vance's house to check the progress on the Rambler. He has
the turbo unit roughted in and the V8
401 is in place. The color sanding and buffing has been started.
Hopefully the car will be completed this summer.
1969 AMERICAN MOTORS SC/RAMBLER Only 124 are known to exist
The Hurst SC/Rambler was created in the spring of 1969.
This was a collaboration of American Motors and Hurst Performance.
There were 1,512 Hurst SC/Ramblers produced with an original selling
price of $2,998. One of 1,512 ever built and one 1,188 in the "A"
paint scheme. Only 124 are known to exist based on the
Hurst SC/Rambler registry. This is a 390, 4-speed and twin grip.
Full restoration. The car has its original engine and many NOS
parts were used in the restoration process. Options included with
the car: AMC 390/315hp, unique red/white/blue exterior pain and
headrests, functional Ram Air with hood scoop, 4-speed transmission
with Hurst shifter, HD suspension with sway bar, torque links, and
staggered shocks, HD cooling, power disc brakes and sun tachometer.
Rambler 1961 Hot Rod Sleeper
1961 Rambler with a 406 SBC , 700R4 race built 2500 stall , heavy duty
9inch rearend, 4.11 gears traction lock posi , ladder bar suspension, 20x9
real Crager SS
1958 RAMBLER AMERICAN - A BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AMC MODEL
The Rambler car product was dropped in 1955 but then AMC President George
Romney revived the Rambler, albiet small differences like enlarged wheel
openings, the name American, and a new grille. Now all models made by AMC
were grouped under the Rambler name except for the Nash Metropolitans.
While the Rambler American was the at the lower end of AMC products, it was
followed by the Rebel, followed at the top by the Rambler Ambassador.
Ramblers came only in a 2-door model but an upgrade is he Super. The
Rambler resembles in a smaller scale the full size bathtub Nash of the
early fifties. Even with it's bulbous unibody shape, the Rambler American
came along at the right time when American suffered through a recession,
the mpg usage was good, and more gas pinching imports were flooding the
market. 31,000 Rambler Americans were built in a reduced model year making
the Rambler 7th place in sales. Not bad for a revived car. The only
engine available for the American was an L-head, 195 cid / 90 hp., and cost
around $1,789. Looking over this red cream puff you can see the
resemblance of the prior American and the parent car Nash. The Uniscope
speedometer still shows on the dash and an austere interior looks very good
for it's age. Thanks very mcuh for viewing this 1958 Rambler American.