I’m not entirely sure how I feel about painting matte clearcoat over patina to keep it looking rusty, but not falling apart rusty. It’s that “derelict” look and it was the rage for a while. I’m also not sure how I feel about the asking price on this next slant-6 and nonpower brake-equipped wagon…but the […]
This next car might be filed under the “better to own than drive” category, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to own one. The Nash Rambler is recognized as the first modern American “compact” car and all of the Cobalts, Neons, Focusesses, and Cavaliers owe some gratitude to the success of the 1950-1955 Rambler. […]
This next feature was parked in a barn back in 1978 and remained untouched for almost 45 years. The original Pacific Wonderland license plates were still attached and the last time it was tagged was in 1978. This Rambler Super Cross Country was a true time machine that had been preserved in remarkable condition…well, mostly. […]
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want a hovering land speeder like the kind that Luke drove in the original Star Wars. I don’t need an obnoxious protocol droid or a runaway astromech droid, but I do need a car that doesn’t need wheels to speed over the desert when I’m hunting Tusken […]
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!
When did classic cars get so stinkin expensive? One day you can get an ’80s Bronco for a few hundred bucks, and now people are treating them like they are the next Ferrari 365GTB. And it isn’t just Broncos, it is a serious epidemic of classic car price appreciation. Personally, I blame the internet. Prior to the birth of the world’s central nervous system, if you wanted to drive an old car you had to have some serious investment into that car — either cash to pay someone to fix/maintain it, or the tools/books/know-how to do it yourself. Today, you just need an internet connection and to watch some youtube videos and a few hours later you are bidding on an overpriced Bronco. Uggg. At least there are a few old makes/marques that are still affordable, but it is only a matter of time before this also spreads on the inter…wait…I think I might be part of the problem. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Find this 1960 AMC Rambler Country Club Custom offered for $12,900 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Hartsville, TN via craigslist.
The original Rambler American was launched as a low priced sub-compact under the direction of George Romney. The junior Rambler was powered by a 195 cubic inch flathead-6 and sold for something in the range of $1800 when new…which adjusted for inflation is $16k in 2020 money. Today’s example looks decent for the asking price […]
This next car comes from tipper JB1025 who writes: Very sanitary, nice AMC little wagon don’t see this nice very often. Yup, you sure don’t seem them like this…and I suspect this car is a labor of love and not a cheap build. Find this 1969 AMC Rambler 440 Wagon offered for $14000 in Phoenix, AZ via […]
Happy Friday to all you readers out in cyber space. As winter fades away, and the weather starts to turn…I can’t help but think of the Friday evening car shows that dot the landscape of this country…and the entire Northern hemisphere, for that matter. Anyway, this next car looks just perfect for a cruise to […]
Nowadays, safety and survivability in a crash is a given with all the government regulations and ratings. But, back when you were only 10 or so years removed from flying a Mustang in combat over Germany, most car buyers didn’t give much thought to crash protection. However, if you did worry about such things, AMC […]