When you bought a new car in 1960, you were making a statement. Excessive chrome, wild tail fins and space age interiors were the norm. Pulling that shiny new car into your driveway was sure to be a beacon for jealous neighbors eager to congratulate you on your latest automotive conquest. But what about the guy who came home in a new Rambler American? Now that’s a statement purchase- a boring no frills beige station wagon was the epitome of practicality in a time of excess. You can find this functional little 2 door wagon on Collector Car Ads when the seller is asking $5,000.
I spend a fair amount of time searching the crevices of the internet for needle in a haystack low mileage original classic cars so when I saw an ad that started with ‘4,052 original miles…’ My interest was immediately piqued. Here was an ad for a 1962 Rambler Classic station wagon that had a very short description and a few bad cell phone pictures that showed a dirty and dusty car but not much else. Surely this is a mistake I thought. The odometer had to have turned, nobody would sell a car with such a low mileage claim without at least washing the car.
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Out of Nevada and now residing in Phoenix this bone dry rust free 43,000 mile Rambler Classic is described as rust free and very original right down to the paint. With the mechanics and driving condition described as ‘incredible’ this is great find for Rambler and wagon lovers alike. You can find this Wagon on Ebay with a BIN of $9,500 or you can make an offer to the seller.
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.
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“Come drive it, you’ll love it” is what the Craigslist ad says and you know the seller might be right because based on the pictures I already love this terrific looking Rambler wagon. Starting with the dark turquoise exterior, the clean lines and just enough brightwork and ornamentation it’s easy to see why Rambler wagons were giving the Big Three a run for it’s money in the 1960’s. Listed on Craigslist near Boston this wagon can be had for $9,000.
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This 1963 Rambler 550 was the perfect family hauler for the economically inclined. 1963 was a good year for AMC, good enough that the Rambler was awarded Motor Trends “Car of the year” Simple clean design was replacing the excess of the fifties and AMC had both good looks and practicality. AMC boasted that it’s “All-new Advanced Unit Construction” provided “vastly increased strength — permits long, flowing lines in a car almost 3 inches lower, yet with full headroom for six 6-footers, amazingly easier entrance and exit, with curved glass side windows that permit doors to curve into the roof.”
This Craigslist find with an asking price of $6.500 is said to be a virtually rust free Southern car but the provided pictures show some rust bubbling. Nevertheless, the car seems very clean and honest.
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