It’s easy to forget the success of the Rambler in the late 50’s and early 60’s but for a few years Rambler was third in sales only behind Chevy and Ford. Demand for economical compacts was developing and while Falcons, Corvairs and Valiants were being unveiled by the big three the Rambler American beat them to the punch when they unveiled the American in 1958. For less than 2 grand (which is only $14,851 in 2017 dollars) you got yourself a reliable 30 mpg highway car that was widely praised by the automotive press. This extremely clean driver is located in Macon, Georgia through Craigslist for $13,000.
The seller says he is the 4th owner and that the car was shipped to his home in Georgia from California where it was very well maintained and stored in a climate controlled garage. Everything is very original down to the owners manual but the car was recently repainted and looks to be in excellent condition. The seller describes the interior as ‘serviceable.’
With limited cargo space the roof rack which was only included on the higher level Super models would definitely come in handy for long road trips.
Talk about a no nonsense interior! Simple and functional with no bells and whistles.
A flathead 6 producing 90hp was the engine in the American Super. The seller says the car starts right up, runs like a dream and stops on a dime. New vintage style Hankook tires have been added along with a new carburetor, battery, rubber door seals and a fresh tune up with new spark plugs and wires.
A 2 door wagon in a great period color that is reasonably priced, this Rambler would be a great addition to any wagon lovers garage!