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vping
09-25-2006, 07:06 PM
What can anyone tell me about this car? # produced, engine variations, colors... I saw one recently and I am now curious but just curious. I've got enough projects.

kennypinkerton
09-25-2006, 07:16 PM
Give me about 30 minutes and I'll give you nearly every concievable piece of info about it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I've got my sources, and they are on their way home right now (in the back of my wife's car) - hehehehhehee

Steve_S
09-25-2006, 07:19 PM
I used to have a '68 (or was it 69) Rambler 440 Wagon. 289 V8 and ugly as heck. Good car though. Don't know anything about the earlier Ramblers though.

kennypinkerton
09-25-2006, 07:56 PM
1959 Rambler American - 91,491 built (total production for 1959 for all bodystyles of the Rambler American).
Body styles available: Business Sedan 3 Passenger
DeLuxe Wagon 2 door
Super Wagon 2 door
DeLuxe Sedan 2 door
Super Sedan 2 door

Original Price: $1821 (bus sdn 3P) to $2145 (Super wgn 2d)

Engines: Inline L-head-6, 195.6 cubic inch, 90 bhp was standard on the American, and no other engine was optional on the American. Other engines available in the 1959 Rambler lineup were: 127hp I-6(standard on the six), 138hp I-6(optional on the six), 215hp 250cu in v-8(standard on the rebel), 270hp 327 cu in v-8(standard on the ambassador).

Rambler was a company started by Nash (very obvious in body designs), and later became a part of AMC. The American was considered an economical-compact-car, and was one of the country's most affordable cars of the time.

jsneddon
09-26-2006, 09:08 AM
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The American was considered an economical-compact-car, and was one of the country's most affordable cars of the time.

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Which would explain why my 'thrifty' ex-pat scot grandfather owned nothing but Ramblers and AMC cars (except for LBC's) until the day he died.

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