I’m always intrigued by low mileage cars that have been stored away for years and seemingly forgotten. Last week Hemmings featured a 1961 Plymouth Valiant that had sat unnoticed in a garage for 53 years with only 4,263 miles on the odometer before being uncovered by a neighbor. This 1962 Rambler beats the Plymouth’s low miles with just 4,052 and has sat stored in a garage for over 50 years. This Rambler is for sale at Aazzee’s Auto Salvage in Bemidji, Minnesota.
The seller gives us little information about the history of the Rambler and only a few exterior photos. We do know it’s a 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual wagon that would need new tires and brake work to make it roadworthy which isn’t unexpected given the incredibly long time this car has been stored. It is said to run well around the lot where it resides but there is no mention of what was done to start the car up, but hopefully all the fluids were flushed and replaced.
Every low mileage car has a story and seeing the tow bar on this Minnesota Rambler has me wondering if it was used as a vacation car to tow a fishing boat. A close look and you can see what looks to be a ‘Bemidji’ car dealer badge indicating the car has been local its entire life. Other time capsule artifacts are newspapers that line the cargo area from 1965.
It’s hard to imagine a lower mileage 1962 Rambler than this one and with the lack of detailed photos and description by the seller there is an aura of mystery about this car but this Rambler wagon could be a fantastic buy!
Update: Station Wagon Finder has acquired this Rambler! More to come…