Nice and Green: 1969 AMC Rambler Rebel Wagon

In 1967 AMC (American Motors Corp) introduced the AMC Rebel which was, for the most part, a midsized short-wheelbase version of the full-sized Ambassador. The design for the sedan and hardtop and coupe followed contemporary square ‘Murican design standards of the era, but they also need a station wagon. It really looks like they realized they didn’t have a wagon design after building a few thousand extra sedans and they paid someone at the Kenosha, Wisconsin assembly line to weld on a cargo topper from a pickup truck. I’m not saying I wouldn’t own this thing, but the c-pillar is hilarious. Find this 1969 AMC Rambler Rebel Wagon offered for $15000 in Boston, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1969 amc rambler
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 9999
odometer rolled over
paint color: green
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
1969 American Motors Rambler 440 Wagon For Sale

I am selling my hotrod wagon to one lucky person. I don’t want to part with her, but my wife and I just bought a new home and there isn’t enough time to have both a hobby car and do what is needed around the house. It kills me to see the car sitting in the garage unused. I will give a pretty detailed the good and the bad stuff list, but if anyone has interest and questions let me know I will respond and if you want take more images.

Good:
No rust! I bought the car in Iowa and drove home from there. Very solid 52 year old car. Passes Mass inspection every year without a hitch.

This car gets TONS of interest and attention. Everywhere you go be ready to chat with people and feel like you are in your personal parade, no kidding…. A very unique car !!

Rebuilt Mopar LA 318 c.i. motor. I guess being mopar NOT AMC is good or bad depending on your opinion, I meant it is rebuilt with about 3,000 miles on it as good. All machine work done at R&L Engines Dover NH – block squared, cylinders resized +.030, align honed, new cam bearings installed, crank reground to -.010, lifter bores honed and more. Master engine kit including clevite bearings, Scat rods, wiseco forged pistons & rings, more. I have all invoices to prove work was actually done. Aluminum heads purchased from IMM Engines (look at their import aluminum SB Mopar heads). 202 intake 1.60 exhaust Manley valves, 64cc chamber. Essentially you have a 318 that thinks and acts like a SB Mopar 340.

New everything behind the motor. Rebuilt A833 4 speed transmission done by Brewers Performance. New bell housing, clutch, hydraulic clutch activator, more. . . New Precision Shaft Technologies driveshaft custom to the car (where it transitions from mopar to amc). New (well used) AMC20 rear Differential (it came with an AMC15) at the rear.

New interior seat covers, New gauge cluster below dash.

Tires in good shape. Nope I don’t do many burnouts !!!

Everything functions: Turn signals, reverse lights, lights high/low, horn, speedometer, brake lights, dash lights, etc. The only thing that is a bit whacked is the dome light. It works (sometimes and sometimes not) only for the passenger door. I did have to add a fuel gauge in the glove box (long story if you come look at the car)

Bad:

This is not a perfect 10 car show car that will get all the prizes. Priced accordingly

The paint is good but not a $5000.00 paint job

Windows still rattle a bit when driving.

Dash is roughish. Looks good in pictures but not so much so in person. But not bad, AND it’s an original SCHurst Rambler dash !!

I am asking $15,000.00 O.B.O. the engine work is over $5,000, Transmission another $3,000, original car purchase $6,000, and of course more has gone into this car. I care about my car and take good care of her = money. $15,000 is a loss of investment on the car, but you know the drill. A car isn’t an investment (typically) and my time behind the wheel and working on it has been a pleasure worth more than the dollars spent.

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