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1960 This is the most recent addition to Douglas Englin's collection, a 1960 Rambler American Custom Wagon - 1 of 1430 produced. This car was Special ordered for AMC executive,  with woodgrain accents. Loaded with options: Power Steering, PB radio, Overdrive, Backup lamps, Twin Grip Differential, Spinner wheelcovers,  and all vinyl interior.  This car along with his 2-door Custom (below) were featured in the Collectible Automobile magazine Dec '07 issue.
IL
1960 Douglas Englin's car is a 1960 Rambler American Custom 2 dr
It is one of 2,994 produced. The custom model was a midyear introduction in the American line and featured: 196 OHV engine, Custom interior, Full wheel covers, Custom steering wheeland Full carpeting. The options on Dougs car are: Two tone paint ( Alamo Beige/Cinnamon bronze), Spinner wheel covers, Ventshades, Flashomatic transmission
Pushbutton radio, Dual OSRV mirrors,Gas filler guard, Continental wheel carrier and Back-up lamps. The car currently has 25,000 miles on it! Dougs father purchased it from the original owners estate in the early 80's and he restored it in 2001. Doug is a member of the Windy City chapter of AMCRC and he attended the 100th anniversary celebration in Kenosha and was featured on "My Classic Car" with Dennis Gage!!
Doug also attended the 50th anniversary of AMC show this past year.
Doug is currently restoring a 1953 Nash Rambler Country Club hardtop.
and can be reached at :
Douglas Englin
IL
60 American
1961
Jim Kinville claims he has a "Rambler addiction", but then again doesn't everyone?  His first car at the tender age of 17 was a 1963 Rambler American 330 2 door station wagon.  He loved that car but it died after two years in the early 1970s.   A few years ago he sold a 40 horsepower 1931 Model A Ford that he had driven and tinkered with for over 20 years.  It just wasn't safe to drive in metro traffic.  He and his wife decided to get a more modern vehicle (125 h.p.) to replace it.  He ended up buying a 1961 Rambler American convertible from a gentleman in New Jersey.  Jim has fun tinkering with and of course driving the beautiful American with the top down. Jim writes "It is a great car and I drive it several times a week spring, summer and fall.  My teenage sons really love driving it and I sometimes have trouble getting the keys when I want it. "  Last July Jim and his wife drove from Minneapolis to Kenosha for the 100th anniversary meet on the lakefront.  Jim writes "It was a great AMCRC show and a fun drive both directions." Jim can be reached via e-mail: Jim Kinville
MN
1961
OK, OK, this isn't a members car, but you gotta love the idea of a Rambler Billboard! This picture was submitted by AMCRC member Jim Kinville (see his car above) who wrote:
About ten miles from my house is a 1950's theme restaurant called "Big Daddy's" in Rosemount, Minnesota.  Parked in the parking lot near the diner is a 1961 Rambler American Custom 4 door wagon painted up to advertise the eatery.  Not only does Big Daddy's Diner have good food but also good taste in cars!
MN
1963
This is  Jim and Tammy Lascola antique car. It is a 1963 Rambler American 330, registered in California. They have owned the car for 20 years and restored it back to it's original condition including two tone paint, white and sceptor silver . It has a 196 ohv. Jim and Tammy also have a 1973 AMC Jeep CJ5 with a 232 6 cyl.  Jim and Tammy can be reached via email.
CA

1964
This is Steve Parson's 1964 Rambler American hardtop. This Rambler has 80,000 miles and is equipped with the 196 cu. in. engine with 2 barrel  "power back" option (added by Steve), automatic trans, push button Rambler radio, and 1965 wire wheel hubcaps.  Steve bought the car in 1991 with about 50,000 miles on it.  The interior is all original. Steve has taken a number of 600 mile-a-day trips with it and run it at the drags a few times for grins.  His best time has been 18.95 at 72 mph. Steve also ran a couple sportscar autocrosses with it and writes, "it handles well despite MASSIVE lean, but carb starvation in corners was it's main shortcoming." Steve can be reached via e-mail: Steve Parsons.
IL
1964
This is Tom Johnson's 1964 Rambler American L Head 195.6 ci engine 6 cyl with 3 speed on the column. Tom bought the car from a farmer who was storing it in a corn crib in the spring of 2002. The car is under going a slow restoration but is still derivable.  The interior is mostly done and work has started on the body.  It's about as basic a Rambler as you could get in 1964 but it's a lot of fun to drive and show off even in it's somewhat blemished condition.  Don't worry about the condition Tom, the car looks great, and represents what Rambler did best! Tom can be reached via e-mail: Tom Johnson
IL

1964 This is Ed and Sherry Rader's 64 American 2 door sedan which they finished restoration on July 4th 2007. The car was purchased in 2001 with 82,000 miles for $200.00 and driven until March 2006 when the restroration began. They did this car in the way carswere done in the early 1960's, it is nosed and decked, has custom wheels, Rat Fink decals on the vent windows, and Moon Eyes on the quarter window.  They also filled the recessed grooves between the tail lights and the area between the rear roof to quarter panel area.   The car was originally purchased in Fort Madison, Iowa for $1907.00 base price. The only option was a $74.20 heater. A 1949 Chevy was used as a trade in for $302.20 off the list price. The dealer was Midway Motor of Ft. Madison, Iowa, dealing in Ramblers and Internation Harvestors.  Ed and Sherrycan be reached via email: Ed and Sherry Rader
IO
1965 This is Bill McCleery's 1965 Rambler American 330. As a bit of trivia, this car was driven by actress Elisabeth Shue in the 2001 TV movie "Amy and Isabelle," which was an "Oprah Winfrey Presents" movie on ABC filmed at and around Screen Gems studio in Wilmington, N.C. Since those days, the car has undergone some refurbishing -- fresh factory-correct paint job, new seats (not factory correct), new wheels (OK, so they're not stock, but at least they're AMC wheels!) Nowadays, this car is used as a "family cruiser," carrying Mom, Dad (that's Bill and wife Amy) and their three daughters, ages 7, 6 and 3 as of November 2007. This car has the OHV 195.6 engine with automatic transmission. email: Bill McCleery
IN

1965
This is Russ and Cindy Hardings first Rambler, Rosie.  They saw her in Atlantic City in February of 2005.  She was up for auction, but didn't meet the sellers asking price.  Russ bid on her twice!  Guess you can tell he really wanted this car.  The last night they were in Atlantic City,  Russ contacted the seller and, for over an hour, badgered him into a price agreeable to both of them.  The first week of April they drove to Englewood NJ to pick her up, in the worst possible weather.  Ivan's residual had hit the Eastern Seaboard.  The Ramblers wipers were worn out, but she made the trip flawlessly (you just can't beat that 196 c.i. engine, can you?) and she is now a proud member of the Harding collection.  Rosie is equipped with the three speed automatic, AM radio and those famous reclining seats! Russ & Cindy Harding can be reached via email : Russ and Cindy Harding
PA
Hardings 65
1965
This is Norm Gausmans 1965 Rambler American 220 Wagon.  Norm writes this Rambler was purchased new in 1965 by his in-laws from Vern Meywaro Rambler in Rendondo Beach CA.  The car is equipped with the 232 coupled to an automatic transmission, and sports the optional radio and weather eye.  The car is 100% original including the Solar Yellow paint.  Looks like a fine Rambler, Norm!
CA

1965 Paul Shuler bought his Rambler new in Orlando, Florida in September 1965. This Rambler American brought his four kids home from the hospital after their births, and then they drove it to high school.  Paul restored the Rambler in 1999. Paul now enters the American in car shows within about a 250 mile radius from Tallahassee, Florida, where he and his family now live. This picture was taken at the Southeast AMC Regional Show in St. Augustine, Florida last year. Paul says "It's been a great car and it's considered as a part of our family!"  Paul can be reached via email :  Paul Shuler
FL


1965
This is Dennis Griffin's wife's 1965 Rambler American 440H coupe. She inherited it from her uncle who was the original owner. The car has 63700 original  miles. He was the original owner and the car is original except for the battery.  Dennis can be reached via email: Dennis Griffin  
 MA
65 American



1965
This is James Jansens 1965 AMC Rambler American 220 post sedan. It has some performance modifications, the engine is a 1968 AMC 343 typhoon, the transmission is a Brog-Warner M 12 auto and the rear is a Auburn posi . It has new  paint and interior and James put on the classic Crager 5 spoke with wide oval's. He likes taking his Rambler to the local car show and cruise night. James says his little Rambler always draws a crowd.  James can be reached via email: James Jansens


 MA

54american jan
1966
This is Don Wiese's 66 Rambler American convertible.  He bought this car at  a swap meet back in September of  1999. When he first saw the car he say's he wasn't really interested because it was in pretty rough shape. But after Don opened the hood and saw a V/8 engine and then looked inside and spied a  4 speed transmission, he thought, hey this might be a pretty cool car! Don writes the interior wasn't to bad for how rough the outside looked. Don asked the seller if it was an original car, and he said except for the paint, it was. He also stated the American had been sitting in storage for some time. It had 65088 miles on the odometer. Don took the guys name down left it at that. But Don kept thinking, " I don't remember many Americans with a V/8."  When Don  got home he looked in some of his AMC books to see if he could find any info on the 66 American. In the AMC Muscle book written by Edrie Marquez, there is an article about the 1966 290 engine. The article stated not many AMC's  were built in 66 with the 290 engine because it didn't come out till mid 66. In  the article Edrie states that " there were only 3 American convertibles built in 66 with the 290 4 speed combo." After reading that Don bought the car. It took about a year and a half to restore it . Don says "Its a fun car to drive, and needless to say it moves pretty good." email: Don Weise
IL



1967
This is Mike Sackett's daughters 1967 Rambler Rouge Convertible. Her grandfather had this car and a 1977 Hornet AMX restored for her and her brother when they were both infants. (They're now in college)  The cars were restored in North Carolina by a friend of Mike's father in law's. He's never had an AMC car myself, but has been takeing care of the Rogue and Hornet for the last 17 years.   Mike says it's a blast driving around town and seeing the look on peoples faces, especially when they see the Rouge. email: Mike Sackett



NY



1967
Here are three pictures of  Larry Blatts Rambler American Rogue. It's a 343 4 speed that he bought new. It was ordered, not sitting on the dealer's lot.  Yep, those action pictures were taken at the drag strip this year. It runs low 15's/high 14's with this senior citizen driving.  It is NOT trailered, and it's 99% stock. If  Larry can cut a good light and run his number, he can beat anybody. Larry says " It's just a fun car.  Drove it from Philly to Kenosha and back summer of 2002.  It was a BLAST"!!
Larry can be reached via e-mail: Larry Blatt. 
PA
1968
This is Scott Watson's 1968 Rambler American. Scott is from Pittsburgh PA and also owns an AMC Hornet and Javelin.  , the Javelin can be seen below.  Scott enjoys racing his AMC's and can be reached via e-mail: Scott Watson
PA
1968
This all original 1968 Rambler American belongs to Sandy Busque of Simsbury CT.  The car is the 440 model, equipped with the 232 six and automatic transmission.  The car has only 33,000 miles and features original paint, trim and interior.  A friend from work spotted the car on the lot a of a nearby Ford dealer in the summer of 2006.  Sandy took a trip to see the car, and knew she had to have it.  The car is referred to as "mini-me," as it features the same Red / White paint scheme as her husbands much larger 1965 Rambler Ambassador. Sandy can be reached via email: Sandy Busque
CT
Sandy's American
1969
Eddie Stakes owns this interesting 69 Rambler 440 wagon bought from a lady who lost her job at Enron.  Only 888 last year Rambler 440 station wagons had a V8.  The car now sports an original 69 Hurst SC/Rambler hood and scoop. It also has AC, AT, PS, and Magnum 500s. It is driven daily in Houston, and the SC/Rambler 'wagon' attracts a lot of attention wherever it goes. Eddie can be reached via e-amil: Eddie Stakes or though his web site: Planet Houston AMX  Eddie also owns a 68 Rebel listed below.
TX
1969
Paul Shaffer's Surf Green 1969 Rambler 4 door sedan has a 128 HP-199 CID Straight six,  3 speed on the column and original factory paint except on the passenger side front fender and door.  The car has 78,000 miles showing on the odometer and is in the Rambler Rogue registry. The Rambler and Paul made the trip to Kenosha and back for the 100 year celebration in the summer of 2002. In addition to the AMCRC, Paul is also a member of the Appalachian Trail Chapter. Paul can be reached via e-mail: Paul Shaffer
PA
Paul's
                    American

Met / Gremlin / Pacer/Spirit
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1958
Marc and Nora Merkles live in upstate NY and this is their 1958 American Motors Metropolitan. The Met has been in theier family since 1985 when Marc found the car for his dad.  At that point he did not know what a Met was.  When Marc's dad  passed away he inherited the car, and after a couple of years Marc decided that it needed to be restored.  It took about a year and a half to restore the car.  Marc and Nora enjoy showing the Met at as many shows as possible, and have won a few trophies with it. They are members of the Four Seasons Rambler Club chapter of AMCRC, as well as theMetropolitan owner's club of North America. Marc and Nora can be reached via my email:  The Merkles
NY
Merkle's Met
1978
Joe and Peggy Howard own this 1978 AMC Gremlin. The Gremlin is the first American sub-compact and 1978 was the final year of production.  When they found it, the Gremlin had low mileage but was in very bad condition suffering from numerous years’ exposure to New Hampshire winters.  Joe saw it as a challenge and spent 6 years restoring it to near original condition.  It is painted in the original Sunshine Yellow factory color and has a Tan interior.  It has a stock 258 6 cylinder engine and automatic transmission  Other options include front bucket seats, AM/FM radio, power steering, and factory air conditioning.  Now the Gremlin runs and drives great and is one of only a few survivors of the most popular single body style produced by AMC from 1970-1978.  Joe and Peggy can be reached via email: Peg Howard
NH
Prg's Gremlin


Hornet / Concord / Eagle

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1975

This is Brian Little's Hornet, originally a south African car fitted with the 6 cylinder chev motor, the guy who owned it in south Africa relocated to Australia and bought the car with him. It was sold to someone in Sydney who fitted a AMC 360 into it [motor came out of a 1970 matador] he also did the respray and the interior.  Brian did the front bucket seats,with material that was supplied when he purchased the car. Brain has redone the exhaust and fitted koni adjustable shocks to the rear. He has a set of centerline wheels coming from the states for the car. This is the third Hornet Brain has owned [the first wagon] the others were sedans 1972 models.  Brian can be reached via email: Brain Little.




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1977
This is Mike Sackett's sons 1977 Hornet AMX. His grandfather had this car and a 1967 Rambler Rougue restored for his son and daughter when they were both infants. (They're now in college)  The cars were restored in North Carolina by a friend of Mike's father in law's. He's never had an AMC car myself, but has been takeing care of the Rogue and Hornet for the last 17 years.   Mike says it's a blast driving around town and seeing the look on peoples faces, especially when they see the Rouge. email: Mike Sackett




NY




1978
This is Jeff Limerick's Concord AMX. It's one of 254 built in 1978, pretty much a basic car, 258 2bbl, 4 speed, AM/FM, no power steering or brakes, but a posi rear end. The car was all there but pretty rough when Jeff got it, but he needed a project. It was painted with a base clear black, and he used 79-80 style graphics because he liked them better than the 78 variety. The interior was just spiffed up as it only needed carpet and Jeff replaced the door panels with 79 Spirit's, again he liked the look. With the engine Jeff wanted to be different, so instead of a 360, he went with a Clifford 6=8 package. Jeff had the head ported and polished, along with the Clifford, intake and headers, and Edelbrock 650 cfm 4bbl, with an  MSD ignition, get things going, and a 2.5 in Flowmaster dual exhaust make this one quick 6 banger. Jeff says its a blast to drive and he's looking forward to running it at GAD VIII in May. Jeff can be reached via email: Jeff Limerick  IN








1983
Milton just purchased a 1983 AMC Eagle Wagon to add to his AMC family, which now includes a 1959 Rambler American which is going through a restoration and a 1982 AMC Spirit, (see above). His Eagle is a one owner car with only 32,000 miles on it. Apparently it sat for a number of years, and when it arrived, it was filthy! It took six hours just to clean it  before he could polish it up. A new set of tires, a headliner, and a few other maintenance items and it was on the road. He took it on a road trip shortly after cleaning her up and she handled beautifully. Milton was fueling up his Spirit the other day, and a guy at the gas station said, "Wow, an AMC. You know I never see one, and just the other day I saw an Eagle." Milton answered  "That was mine, too." Milton always wanted a wagon, and I almost  bought a new car, but when he saw Endora, which he named the Eagle, he just had to have her. He knew under all that dirt was a beautiful car. What he does need are new hubcaps if anyone knows of a good set. Milton can be reached via email: Milton Stern







 DC
















1986
Joe and Peggy Howard of Derry, NH are the third owners of this Black 1986 4x4 Eagle Limited 5-Door Wagon.  Joe found this low mileage Eagle in Sugarloaf, PA in 2006 where it had been in storage since 1999.  When Joe got the Eagle it had only 52K miles on the odometer.  Joe spent 2 years refurbishing the Eagle from the long storage and got it on the road in 2008.
The Eagle is powered by a strong 4.2L (258cid) 6 cyl engine with an automatic floor shift transmission and Selec-Drive Shift-On-The-Fly 2WD/4WD, Twin-Grip differential, and heavy duty suspension.  It also has a rear hatch wiper and washer, dual outside mirrors, and front & rear bumper guards.  Inside the Eagle has the tan leather interior, reclining power seats, power windows / locks, factory A/C, original AMC AM/FM/Cassette Stereo Radio, in-dash tachometer and floor mounted gauges.
The Eagle runs and drives great.  It is a remarkable example of the last AMC production model which is also the 1st American Sport Utility Vehicle.  Joe and Peggy can be contacted by email at jphwrd@gmail.com








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1987
This is Sandy's Busque 1987 AMC Eagle.  This car was bought locally by her husband Brad, who had the Eagle less than one month before Sandy decided it should be hers. The original intention was to use this Eagle as a winter car, but many people felt it was too fine an example of one of AMC's last cars, and should be preserved. The car is 100% original having only 68,000 miles when it was aquired. It has the 258 SIX, P/S, P/B, A/C, AM/FM.  The car is a great Highway crusier and has attended AMCRC car shows in Kenosha WI (2002), Somerset NJ (2003), Nasuha NH (2003), Sturbridge MA (2004, 2005, 2006), Berlin CT (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005), Washington DC (2006) and Meridan CT (2007).  Sandy can be reached via email: Sandy Busque CT







1987

When Jason was growing up his next door neighbor (his sister's mother-in-law) had an 84 Eagle.  He loved that car.  Jason was an AMC nut growing up as a kid.  His father said, "What did I do to you that you love AMC's?"  Dad was a GM man.  Growing his AMC collection, from the 67 Rambler Rebel, to now include this 87 Eagle.  She was purchased in Iola, WI, back on  Jason's birthday, July 10, 2009.  He named her Ella the Eagle, a third owner car.  The original owner had a collection of AMC's.  Back in 2007, her second owner purchased her with 17,000 miles on the car.  Jason purchased the car with 54,000 miles.  Since then, a few coats of polish, wax, TLC, tune up, carb overhaul and all the know how's of Eagles quirks, made her into a daily driver to and from work at least 2 times a week.  She's made several trips to North Dakota (1000 miles round trip) since then.  Jason drove her only once in the winter and that was for Christmas.  The 4 wheel drive came in mighty handy.  She will be a Spring/Summer/Fall car.  Jason can be reached via email: Jason Helenske





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