After Nash and Hudson merged in January of 1954 to create American Motors there was a bit of a confusing start to find the company’s identity. The Rambler was sold as both a Nash and a Hudson for 1955 and 1956 with only minor cosmetic differences between the models. Despite the the growing pains as manufacturing and dealer networks adjusted, the Rambler became very popular and became it’s own marque in 1958.
This beautiful Rambler was sold under the Hudson nameplate and can be found on Craigslist with an asking price of $16,900 in Abeline, Kansas.
This 75,000 mile Rambler is all original throughout with the exception of on repaint that shows very well in the pictures. The wood inserts are a nice touch and look to be in fantastic shape with no weathering evident. The wood must have been a trim upgrade as not all Cross Country models are equipped with it.
This pampered Rambler looks just as nice on the inside and the simplicity of the dash follows the mantra ‘form follows function.”
There’s not a lot to worry about in the engine bay as everything is accessible and would be easy to work on. The seller sates that the car ‘runs and stops like a top.’
Rambler is practically ubiquitous the station wagon and these early ones are some of the prettiest. With it’s originality and seller who will consider all reasonable offers on the $16.9K asking price this looks like a a nice buy for Rambler and wagon lovers alike.