Entry Level Beauty: 1963 Rambler 550

Filed Under (Rambler) by Station Wagon Finder on 12-16-2016

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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Rusty Rat Rod: 1961 AMC Rambler

Filed Under (AMC, Rambler) by Station Wagon Finder on 02-22-2012

Wearing a surface rust patina only a Western car could develop is this Ebay find 1961 AMC Rambler.  Period looking  graphics have been added and the well worn interior completes the derelict rat rod surf wagon look. Take a close look at the front of the car and you will see the ‘Rambler’ is now a ‘Remblar.’ The driving surprise of this wagon is the four way independent air bags that can be controlled by the driver under the dash. The wagon is said to drive well with its 6 cylinder engine and power brake and steering setup.

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Wagon Story: 1956 Hudson Rambler

Filed Under (Hudson, Rambler, Wagon Stories) by Station Wagon Finder on 01-30-2012

On a warm September morning in 1956 a California gentleman came home with a brand spankin new 1956 Hudson Rambler station wagon. The wagon would serve the family well for 10 years before being traded in for an equally practical 1966 Rambler Classic station wagon. Chronicled by contributor tterrace at the photoblog Shorpy, we see the Hudson on it’s first and last day with the family.

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Beach Ready: 1962 Rambler Cross Country

Filed Under (Rambler, Studebaker) by Station Wagon Finder on 12-11-2009

Update 12/17/2009: Bidding topped out at $9, 858 but the reserve was not met.

Sensible and economic as Ramblers and their owners tended to be, this well preserved Cross Country was owned by the head lifeguard form the city of Santa Barbara form new until his death in 2008.  Having walked to work most of his career, the Rambler has amassed only 49,00o miles on the odometer in it’s lifetime.  Offered on Ebay the Cross-Country station wagon model 6218-2 came with the following factory options: 3-speed push button “Flashmatic” transmission, HD cooling system, back-up lights, “Weather-Eye” ventilation system, full reclining seats, blue tinted glass, oil bath air cleaner, oil filter, padded dash, HD springs, twin circuit brakes and the “Custom” trim level.
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Original and Ready: 1959 Rambler Ambassador

Filed Under (Rambler) by Station Wagon Finder on 12-11-2009

Offered on Hemmings for $19,800,  this  low mileage California car has  1 repaint on a rust  free car.  With V8 power, power brakes and a new set of radials this wagon is ready to go.

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