The primary technology of Rambler American looks like an odd duck, with its rounded compact physique contrasting with the sharp concours, beneficiant proportions and tailfins of most American vehicles from that period.
Though standard on the time, notably the least-expensive U.S.-branded automobile, these Ramblers have been largely disregarded amongst automobile collectors in later years apart from street rodders who’ve embellished them with upgraded type and efficiency.
Which is why the Choose of the Day is such a rarity, a 1960 Rambler American 2-door wagon that has been restored to authentic situation. It’s actually not usually that you simply see a complete renewal of this humble craft to its customary specs.
“This uncommon 2-door Rambler wagon is beautiful in each approach,” notes the Connellsville, Pennsylvania, supplier promoting the automobile on ClassicCars.com. “An exquisite restoration performed to authentic requirements.”
Now, many people gearheads grew up considering that Rambler People have been some type of granny vehicles, unworthy of significant consideration. Though, my offbeat mother owned a boxy second-gen 1962 American 2-door sedan that we completely loved, naming it Betsy.
It wasn’t till the customizers latched onto Rambler People, particularly the 1958-60 fashions, that individuals started to take discover of how trendy these vehicles really have been. Lovable, even.
This American was faithfully restored and rebuilt, the vendor says within the scant description with the advert, and the photographs of the physique and inside present a Rambler that appears well-loved.
“The paint is completed in Seafoam Inexperienced and White,” the vendor says. “The inside is new and matching the colour scheme of the automobile.”
Though noting that “the 6-cylinder engine has been rebuilt,” the advert doesn’t say which of the 2 accessible 6-bangers are discovered underneath its hood: the usual 90-horsepower flathead or the non-obligatory overhead-valve 6 that produced 125-horsepower. There are not any pictures with the advert exhibiting the Rambler’s engine compartment.
Whichever engine, it’s backed by an computerized transmission, and the supplier advises that “this automobile runs and drives nice and is a present winner.”
Regardless of their compact dimensions, these Ramblers are roomy and cozy, and are good freeway cruisers that get nice gasoline mileage.
The asking worth for this quirky collector’s merchandise is $24,900.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.