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1958 This is Cascade Rambler's Kim and Jill Berg's 1958 Ambassador Country Club 4 door Hardtop. It was ordered into Wenatchee, WA and has made its way to their home in Spokane. When they found her in a field, she had been painted (with a brush) Black-Pink-Black, cracked windows, rear axles' splines were stripped, didn't run or stop. They lovingly spent hours and dollars to return her to where she once again felt like herself. Gotham Grey over Georgian Rose is their choice and they have kept everything as stock as possible: carpets, seats, glass, 327 4bbl holley, pushbutton auto tranny, electric windows, continental kit, and headliner map net. Kim and Jill drove her to the 2002 Kenosha home show and traveled over 4000 miles problem free. This photo shows Jill in 50's garb. Kim writes "It is really her car." Kim and Jill can be contacted via e-mail: Kim and Jill
WA
Barg Ambo
1964
This is Ray Funk's 1964 Ambassador 990. Power is 327 4bbl. Body style is 2 dr, HT. Ray just purchased the car, (January 2007). It has been a local car all it's life. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and Ray is the second owner. The original owner drove the car till 1986, then parked the car in a garage where it sat till fall of 2006. This is truly a little old lady/garage find/survivor story. The original owner is now in her 90's and she had quite a story to tell. She absolutely loved the car and her family had many tales of Nanny and her car. It had made one long trip to Pittsburg, otherwise it was always driven locally. After she quit driving in 1986, she would visit her car weekly in the garage to reminisce. The car is remarkably clean, but Ray has yet to start it up. 20 years of storage will need some attention to fluids. Ray was told the car was started 10 years ago, but it ran poorly and it was pushed back into the garage. The engine does not spin by hand and some inspection will be required before Ray attempt to free it up. Currently, snowbanks have it imprisoned in the garage where it has sat for the last 20 years. Ray can be reached via email: Ray Funk
Canada

1965 
Joe Howard took this picture of his Rambler Ambassador 990 Convertible at the 2002 National Meet in Kenosha, WI.  This Ambassador has been with Joe and his wife Peggy since 1971.  They bought it in Dayton Ohio from the original owner.  It was a daily driver for almost 20 years going with them to Florida and then to New England.  It has a 327 V8, automatic, factory air, reclining bucket seats and many other options. With the bucket seats, it is the most comfortable car they have owned. The Ambassador did not like New England winters and was almost sold. Joe resisted and put it in storage for 8 years.  It is now restored to its original stock condition and driven only for fun.   Joe can be reached via email: Joe Howard
 NH 
1965
Brad and Sandy Busque own this 1965 Rambler Ambassador 990 convertible.   The car is equipped with a AMC 327 4V, Automatic, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Reclining Seats, Remote Drivers Side Mirror, Factory Wire Wheels and Tilt Steering Wheel. They think the best thing about owning this car and their 87 Eagle Woody Wagon is the AMC clubs, and having a chance to get to know the people in them.  Well, all those thumbs up on the road are nice too.  Brad and Sandy can be reached via email: Brad and Sandy Busque
CT 
1965 Johan Linderson owns this 1965 Rambler Ambassador 990 convertible. For a complete story, click here.

Sweden

1965
Lovely Rita fully restored, this is the "before" picture showing her as a true survivor.  Click on her picture to see the after.
  OK...Info - 1965 Ambassador 990 Cross Country. 327 2 bbl, (it's how dad ordered it, I think he was trying to keep Mom from speeding), automatic.  Purchased in late 1964 by Suzanne's parents.  This car became her daily driver in 1976 and saw her through high school and college.  Then she went east and the car got parked. It has 131,000 miles on it.  After 20 years of waiting, "some day" came along and Suzanne has finished the restoration.  Her and her husband must have done a great job as it won a Jr Gold at the 2011 AMO National Show. Suzanne can be reached by email: Suzanne Edmonds

AZ

1966
Gerald Hottenstein's 66 Ambassador DPL 327 cu. in. auto has been in the family since 1980.  It has many features which include tilt wheel, differential lock rear-end, locking gas cap, deluxe hub caps, and electric wipers.  It has 150,000 original miles.  Driven quite a bit during the warmer months and parked during the winter.  Gerald say's he has a lot of fun at the car shows - getting to be one of the only Ramblers at the shows in his area. Gerald can be reached via email: Gerald Hottenstein
WI
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1966 Paul Conrad purchased this 66 Ambassador fall 0f 2005 from its original owner.   With only 47,800 miles, air conditioning, 287, three speed on the column and overdrive,  this car is original in every way.   The trunk lid was painted by the dealership because it had a dent upon arrival in Rockford, IL.   The seats still have the "plastic" seat covers and the interior is in immaculate condition.  It was never driven in the winter (no rust!) and was last licenced in 1997 (previous owner did start it every year). Paul cleaned the gas tank, changed the oil, replaced the wheel cylinders, master cylinder, shocks, tires and states "she runs and drives like brand new.  Looking forward to showing off this original condition "beauty" at local car shows!" Paul can be reached via email: Paul Conrad IL

1967
Some of you might recognize Dave's Ambassador 880 Sports Sedan which he bought in February, 2002 from the estate of Bob Hallock, an old Hudson collector.  This was Bob's favorite driver, and he ordered it with driving in mind: the 290 engine, a three-speed transmission with overdrive, power steering, the painted roof for the luxury look of vinyl, and the brand-new sound of 8-track.  Happily everything works like it did on day one.  The car takes up more than its fair share of New York City parking space, but it's worth the drive! Dave can be reached via email: Dave Williams
NY
1968 This is Doug Sciberras 1968 AMC Ambassador, automatic, powered by a  343 4BBL engine.  The car is orginally from Oregon and came with aprox. 70,000  miles on it.  This Ambassador is a very solid car, although it had been in a wreck of some sort. Doug found a lot of bondo in the left front fender and hood after stripping it down.  The Ambassador is "Rattle Can Black"  in these pictures, but is currently being painted Black Cherry. Although Doug has had had the car for one summer, he says it always gets tons of attention at the local cruises. The Ambassador is currently tagless, so most folks had no clue as to what it was and who manufactured it, which gets people guessing and talking. Doug has added an instrument panel out of a 69 AMX with the 140 Speedometer and Tach and plans to drop a 401 in the car.  Beyond that, Doug plans to give it a set of AMC Rallye Wheels, some nice bucket seats in the front with a boom box set-up in place of the rear seat. Doug says "it'll be a blast to drive and will be distinctly Rambler." Doug will keep updating the pictures as this project progresses (check back here for updates) and hopefully, will have it on the road for the upcoming summer. Doug can be reached via email: Doug Sciberras MI


Classic/Rebel/Matador

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1959
The lovely wife saw this 1959 Rambler Rebel Custom 4-door sedan, 250ci Rambler V8, push-button automatic, 51K actual miles, Cotillion Mauve and Hibiscus Rose, while looking for a 50's Cross-Country wagon. She loves cars from that era and had been looking for a long time. She happened to be off work that day, the car looked good so she talked me into driving to Sioux City IA from our home in the Kansas City area; which I kinda did not want to do since it is not just across the street...........so of course I soon found myself driving north.
We arrived at Jensen Imports, the car was sitting outside, sparkling in the sun like a brand new vehicle. We were both impressed by the exterior, found out it had one repaint, and then were even more impressed by the interior when we found out it was all original, and in near perfect condition.  Raised the hood, and more near perfection, so I was fast running out of excuses!
I was still a bit skeptical, and made every effort to find fault with the vehicle...........and then the salesman started it..........we were both lost then; as the car had the most mellow rumble, provided by a new dual exhaust system from front to rear. That sweet little Rambler V8 just spoke to both of us!
We drove the car and even though it handled and drove like a 1959 automobile, it drove and it stopped, so after much haggling we drove off, headed back home. I called the salesman, gave him my final number, he agreed, and the car was delivered to our door the following Saturday. We drove the car around town a bit, and everybody that saw it reacted positively, in fact one guy was working, going to a job site, driving his backhoe - this guy chased us down, caught up with us in a parking lot, and talked to us for 40 minutes about Ramblers he used to own. So quite a debut for our little Rebel.  Big Al can be reached via email: Bigalpico
  

















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Big Als 59
1959 Aaron Amundsen found his car in March of 2005 after looking for
about six months for a '59 Classic.  This car is very well
appointed and has seventeen factory options.  The exterior is painted in the two toned combination of Alamo Beige and Carmel Copper Metallic.  The original interior is in excellent condition and the only thing Aaron had to do was replace the top and bottom sections of the door panels.  The car was not running when Aaron purchased it, but as soon as he got it home, with a fresh battery, cleaning up of the points,  oil change and new gas, it sputtered to life.  He went to take it for a test drive and found that the rear axel splines were stripped.  After exhausting the local parts sources, Aaron finally found the necessary parts at Webbs in Indiana.  Aaron does not have a lot of restoration left to do on the car and currently enjoys driving it on a weekly basis.  There are always plenty of little things to look for to keep him busy though, so he knows he'll enjoy hunting for Rambler goodies for years to come.  Aaron can be reached via e-mail: Aaron Amundsen
WA
Aarons 59
1959 Judy and Ray Rotuna's 1959 Rambler Rebel Cross Country Wagon is rust free with just 64,000 original miles.  The strong Rebel 250 V8 is very powerful and Ray states the car handles exceptionally well on all surfaces. Ray says "the paint is a bit dull in some areas, but puffs up well and is a good-looker all around."  During the purchase transaction, the Rotuna's reviewed with the shop owner the possibilities of his restoring the Rebel to its full glory.  Given that he was swamped with other restorations, the time to complete the cosmetic work and a complete engine overhaul would have taken up to six months.  They both agreed that it would make more sense to enjoy the Rebel for a year and consider bringing it back to him for a make-over.  Judy and Ray are still considering the possibilities of a full restoration. During the past year, Judy and Ray have thoroughly enjoyed the Rebel wagon – cruising to shows, antique hunting, and other western PA outings. They often are asked by folks in their age bracket what year it is, and then many of those fine folks reminisce with them about the Rambler wagons their fathers and grandfathers owned way back when. 
PA

1959
This is Denny Schwartz's 1959 Rambler Cross Country, originally owned by his uncle. He trailered the car home to Ohio in August of 2005, and started planning a resoration. It was in a little poorer shape than he expected, but after a radiator re-core, exhaust pipe, some mechanical work, and a complete paint job, (including the refurbishing of the stainless and chrome) he feels he has a real keeper. Everyone who has done work on the car has commented on how solid and clean it is. Denny had the paint taken down to bare metal and there was absolutely no rust. The stainless trim and chrome all came off with very little effort, and none of the clips were rusted, in fact he re used most of them. Denny would welcome inquiry's and dialog about your Rambler or his, as he has become a student of the Rambler Marquee over the past year. To read more about the history of this Rambler click here. You can contact Denny via email:  Denny Schwartz
OH







1959
Dave and Lorna Burke picked up “The Rambling Rose” (aka Rosie) back in the late 90’s for $800 in Lakeport, Ca. She was in pretty sorry shape, both mechanically and cosmetically, but with some new tires, a battery, and a carburetor kit, she made the 150 miles to her new home in Roseville, CA (near Sacramento). Over the next decade or so, Dave and some friends either reworked, or had rebuilt,  her suspension, 196  engine, tranny, paint and upholstery (to match original), and too many other things to mention. Finally, A & L automotive (AMC specialists) added an alternator, electronic ignition, power steering pump, and assorted other improvements. Finally Rosie was ready to roll. Her first real show was the AMC National in Reno 2012, where she tied for first place in her division (1958 Classic/Rebel).  You can contact Dave and Lorna via email:  Dave and Lorna





CA







1960 This 1960 Rambler Rebel “Super” is owned by Jay Henry of North Smithfield, RI. These pictures were shot along Lake Michigan following the Centennial Celebration in Kenosha. Jay's Rebel was delivered new in Pennsylvania to Earl & Cora Heasley, his great aunt & uncle.  They were seventy at the time and this was their first new car.  They specifically wanted a Rambler featuring the fold down seats for they planned a trip from PA to California and wanted to sleep in the car.  Following Uncle Earl’s death in 1962, Aunt Cora drove the car sparingly, and never in the snow.  In 1978, the car came to Jay and has been a joy for him and his sons to show and maintain with the help of friends.  Around Jay's house the Rebel  is fondly referred to simply as “Cora”.  She features a 250 c.u. V-8, Pushbutton Automatic, Power Steering and Weather Eye Heater.  In July of 2002, Cora took home the “Diamond In The Rough” award from the Kenosha show after leading the 4 Seasons Caravan all the way from New England.  Jay would love to hear from other early Rebel owners.  Jay can be reached via e-mail: Jay Henry
RI
 1961
This is  Neil A. Rodrigues 1961 Rambler Classic Custom Six. He is the second owner and in additon to being a AMCRC member also is a member of  the Pacific Gold Rush Ramblers Chapter in California. The Rambler has 65,000 original miles, is equipped with the 196 Cubic Inch ‘Aluminum’ Engine One-Barrel Carb and gets 21-24 Miles per Gallon. Email – Neil_Rodrigues.
 CA
61 Classic
1962
This is Kevin Carter's 1962 Rambler Classic Deluxe 4 door sedan. This was originally his grandfather's car, and it has been with his family through three generations. It has the 196 iron block engine, which was rebuilt in 2002.  Options include  Airliner reclining front seats,  brake warning light, Weather Eye heating and ventilation, and full wheel discs. The chrome and aluminum trim is all original, as is most of the interior.  It was his first car, and he still has it after 22 years. Kevin can be reached via email; Kevin Carter 
WV
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1962 Jim Gladfelter's car was purchased new by his grandmother in 1962 and has been in the family since.  It now has approximately 67,000 miles.  It is equipped with the 196 cast iron engine, pushbutton automatic, and air conditioning. Jim can be reached via email; Jim Gladfelter
WV 62 classic
1962 This is Louis Manganiello 62 classic 400 4dr. It has 40,600 miles and features an original aluminum block 6.  This 62 has the flash-o-matic transmission, am radio, chrome horn ring, padded dash, original spare,weather eye heater, original head-liner and wheel covers. Louis is the third owner. This Rambler came from Gegnas Rambler in the Philadelphia, Pa. area, on 1/25/62. Louis has the original order, original bill of sale, owners manual and shop manual. Louis syas "it is an extremely tight, and strong running car and my 14 year old son Louis loves it, and we both enjoy the looks the car gets when we are out driving on the weekends. At car shows it draws more interest and conversation than many of the higher priced fancy cars. I plan to keep it and eventually turn it over to my son".  Louis can be reached via email; Louis Manganiello NY

1962
This is Phil Amin's 1962 401 equipped Rambler Classic. Phils has owned this car for about 12 years, originally coming from Ken Havekost. The odometer shows only 41,000 miles. If you were wondering, the answer is yes, this Classic does attract a lot of stories of  Dads Rambler in high school. On the other side of his garage sits a 1978 Pacer wagon with a 500 cubic inch Cadillac engine. The Pacer has been done about 3 years, but that's another story.

1962
This is Dave Stohler's it is a 62 Classic Custom 2 door. His grandfather gave this Classic to him when he turned 18, after a few years of him playing with it when he would go to his grandfathers house. The Classic sat in his grandfathers field for almost 20 years before Dave got ahold of it. It took Dave about 3 hours of cleaning the fuel pump and carb before it would go.  He installed a battery, and aired up the tires, before he was able to drive it around the farm. It took about 2 years of work to get it road worthy. Dave has had the Classic for 8 years now. It has a 196 ohv, T96 3 speed. Dave moved the shifter onto the floor. He also modified the Rambler to fit 2005 Mustang GT 17x8 wheels. The car now has 245/45/17 BF Goodrich KDWS on the wheels. Dave has also modified the front hubs, and built brackets to hold 2000 Mustang GT dual piston PBR calipers and rotors. This Classic also sports a master cylinder and vacume booster from a Jeep Wrangler. Dave has rebuilt only the top end of the engine and aded an Excell coil, wires, Bosch plugs, rebuilt Holley single bbl carb. and opend up the exhust to 2". Power was dramaticaly increased!  This fine Classic now has 57,100 miles. Dave drives it occasionaly during the week, and on the weekends. So far it has been entered into 2 car shows.  In the first car show the Classic won most unique and original classic, and in only its second car show it was best in class "60's car". He had a 69 Camero RS parked nearby also in "60's car" class, and people were walking right by the Camero strait to the Rambler.  Lay the seats down and make the bed, people find that quite interesting. Dave can be reached via email: Dave Stohler
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1962

Mike Klepp had long wanted an “orphan car” and his 1962 Rambler Classic Custom filled the need.  It is an all original survivor car with only 42,000 miles.  It is equipped with a 196 ci six-cylinder engine, 3-speed OD transmission, AM radio, heater, outside mirror, and twin travel bed front seats.  It can travel at modern highway speeds and gets 25+ MPG.  Mike drives this car several hundred miles each summer mostly to shows and just for fun. His friend Tom found the car on E-bay and owned it for 18 months before Mike talked him into selling it to him. In the last 18 months Mike has rebuilt the brakes, replaced a dented bumper guard, installed a Pertronix ignition, and just enjoyed owning and driving this unique car. Mike likes the fact that it many times is the only AMC product at local car shows.
Mike also belonga to the Illiana Antique Automobile Club (IAAC) of Danville, IL.  Check out their web site by clicking here.






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1963
This is Joe Wenger's 1963 Classic 770 two door with a 287 V8 and Twin Stick Transmission. It has power steering and factory air that still blows cold after 41 years.  It is essentially original except for a paint job about 15 years ago. It shows 46,000 miles on the speedometer and runs   beautifully. It was purchased new at Hahn Motor Company in Brookfield, Mo by J.R. Sears and  then sold used to Olive Rubino who brought it to Bradford, Pa. Joe purchased it in 1989 and beleives that it is one of the most attractive Rambler ever produced.  Joe Wenger can be reached via email: Joe Wenger
NY
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1963
This is Russ and Cindy Hardings second Rambler, Ruby. They bought her from another club member who bought her from yet another club member!  Russ plans to restore her to  original condition, as she needs a lot of work, yet she is basically a sound car.  Cosmetics will do the trick for her.  Ruby like their 65 American Wagon also has the 196 c.i. engine with three speed tranny. Russ & Cindy Harding can be reached vis email : Russ and Cindy Harding
PA
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1964

This is Noel Edgar's 64 Classic 770, 2 door hard top. It's equipped with the 287 V8, power steering and brakes, dual exhaust and 1970's AMC wheels. The car was first purchased a in Mount Vernon Ohio at “The Kinkaid Buick-Rambler Co.” In 1986 its title was registered in Florida where it stayed until the year 2000 when it went to Illinois. It remained in Illinois until 2008 when it was brought to Ontario Canada by the person whom Noel purchased it from in 2010. Since that time he has done some mainly cosmetic modifications trying not to lose the “stock” appeal of the car. The biggest was a recent paint job with the original colors.  Noel can be contacted via email: Noel Edgar




Canada




64 770
1964
Gwen Smith has learned a lot about the history of this car: it originally came from El Cajon, California, before traveling to the Reno, Nevada area. She then traveled back to Southern California, where Gwen purchased her. Now, she lives with Gwen in Northern California.  Gwen and her Rambler were featured in a full color 5 page spread  in the June 2005 edition of "Hemmings Classic Car."  For information on this car and other Ramblers visit Gwen's Rambler Web Site or pick up the June 2005 edition of Hemmings.
CA 
1964 This is Lorenz and Lottie Bading's 1964 Rambler Classic 660 Cross Country Wagon.  And what a Rambler it is!  It's equipped with the very rare 3rd row seat, 287 V8, coupled to the twin stick shifter.  I know one AMCRC president who dreams of owning a car like this. Lorenz and Lottie hail from New Braunfels TX, where this picture was taken during their towns 4th of July Parade.  Not only does Lorenz have a pretty rare Rambler, he also has the distinction of being 91 years young, making him one of  AMCRC's most senior members.  The AMCRC magnetic logo on the side of his car also won a lot of points with the club officers. TX
Lorenz's 64
1964
This is Patrick Roth's 1964 Classic 660 wagon. Patrick purchased this great wagon in 1994 in Indianapolis for $500.  He drove this car for three and a half years all over the country, including his move to Los Angeles.  She finally died a quiet death in Beverly Hills and as he didn't have the money to fix it at the time, she was donated to a local charity.   Patrick can be reached via email: Patrick Roth
IN






1964
Mark and Michele Cardon's Rambler has original paint and interior. They did upgrade to carpet from the original rubber mat. Originally a 6 cylinder, three on the tree, torque tube car. They have upgraded to a 1970 AMC 360, Tremec TKO 5 speed, 8.8 Ford Limited Slip rear with open drive line and Ladder Bar suspension. The braking system is 4 wheel manual disc. The car is a blast to drive and mostly maintains its stock appearance. They have owned many other classic cars over the years but find this one has been the most fun. The people who are interested in their Rambler definitely are the nicest car people around! All work and modifications have been done by Mark and Michele Cardon. If you have questions or comments feel free to contact us 425-330-1929.





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1965
Jean Louis HUET is the Presdent of the AMCRC chapter in France.  His caris a 1965 Rambler Classic 1965 sold in France by Renault. Jean Louis writes this his Rambler is a basic model 550 with accessories and trim of the 770 and is equipped with front disc brakes. The Reneault Ramblers are luxary cars in France, and the interior is trimed differently from their American cousins, using high end leathers and many more luxary appointments.  Jean Louis's Rambler is in perfect working order and cruises regularly to  miscellaneous shows. Jean Louis has owned the Rambler for 4 years as of 2010 and treated it to a complete repair of the braking system and a new paint.






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1965
This is also a Patrick Roth Rambler (see above). This 65 Wagon is very original with a 232 and auto trans, ps, pb, TILT, twin grip, power liftgate window, working courtesy lights, radio, clock and original seat belts and floor mats This great 65 was sold originally on 4/14/65 in PA. Pat bought her this week (03/2007)  in OH for more than her original sticker price.  In his own words "I  think it was a STEAL!"


1965
Scott Romeis wanted to share a picture of his 65 Rambler Classic Hardtop. He has owned this car since the fall of 2000 when he towed it home from a relative's garage after sitting for roughly 30 years.  After installing a new condenser it started right up. Scott showed the car in the 100th anniversary Kenosha show in the summer of 2002, where the show "My Classic Car with Dennis Gage" filmed an episode featuring the car next to his!  (Hey - at least they chose his car for the background!)  Scott is in the process of doing restoration to the car including fresh paint - spurred mostly by the fact that he struck a deer with it in the summer of 2005 (Ouch).  The car looks incredible with fresh paint, however this picture is of the car after Scott  hit the deer, the angle of the shot hides the deer damage.  Scott can be reached via email; Scott Romeis
WI

1966
This is Christine McGowan's 1966 Rambler Rebel.  She bought the car from Rick Witt in the fall of 1999.  The day she bought it, she took it to the Orphan Vehicle show in Dayton, Ohio, and won first place in her class.  Christine has shown it several times over the years, and in the AMO Nationals, it rose to the level of American Cup contender. She last showed the car nationally at Kenosha 2002.  With only about 48,000 miles on on this Rambler, it runs great.  It had been completely restored by Rick, so the only credit Christine can take is that she's really good at cleaning and detail.  Chirstine can be reached via email; Christine McGowen
OH
1966 This is Chase Clements 1966 Rambler Classic 550, auto, 232 straight 6, 3-speed automatic. Straight, no rust underneath, super nice, no real options (no power steering, no power brakes, no AC).
It had spent the last few years out in Baldwin City, Kansas, being driven a little bit by someone who would prefer a '67 Impala. He was moving to Chicago and willing to let it go. Now it's spending the winter in Chase's basement garage, getting cleaned up.  To quote Chase,  "I got it because...well, why did I get it anyway? That's what my girlfriend keeps asking me. This is my third Rambler (also owned a '60, and a '68 American), it fits in my garage, it's not too big and still gets decent mileage, it needs a lot of minor, cosmetic repairs I can probably handle on my own (carpet, rubber), and I've always had a soft spot for AMC vehicles since AMC had a minor concern in my hometown, Toledo, Ohio".
"It's not a show quality vehicle right now but I have time, and that's one of the reasons I bought it: to enjoy working on it and driving it. A car like that is too fun to NOT drive".  Chase and be reached via email: Chase Clements

OH


1966
This is Steve Fisher's 1966 Rambler Classic 770 comvertible, 327, PS, PB, factory air.  California model with the high compression  4BBl engine,  and the AIR smog system removed and in storage.  He's owned it since 1996.  Steve is now retired, and living in Vancouver, WA.   Steve can be reached via email:  Steve Fisher

WA
66 Classic
1967
Tom Carter has collected all three of the rare Rambler Regional Rebel  Wagons AMC produced in 1967.  The Mariner was purchased new by Tom's father and has always been in the family.  As Tom restored the Mariner in 1998, he discovered it's history and learned about the other two models, the Westerner and the Briarcliff.  Keeping an eye out, Tom found a Briarcliff in Arkansas and purchased that on his way back from the Kenosha 100th anniversary show in the summer of 2002.  Also at that show Tom met Frank Wrenick and learned of his Westerner he had for sale.  Tom acquired the Westerner in January 2003 and now the collection is complete.   If you want more info on the wagons visit Toms Rambler Regional Wagon web site.
CA 





1967

Jason's 1967 Rambler Rebel was given to him by his father, D.J.  sometime in the 1990’s. His dad purchased the car brand new in 1967.  It was the family car through 1977, then was a retired but used car on the family farm.  Jason's dad nick-named the car Johnny Reb.   It was a North Dakota car.  Jason began driving it was 8 years old, in 1982.  After cleaning, scrubbing, putzin’ around over the years, he has added a lot of NOS 1967 options along with a repaint.  Overhauled recently with over 140,000 miles on it, the car is solid and has no rust.  Jason resides in Bloomington, MN and there are many car shows the Rambler and he go to in Spring through Fall.  Jason can be reached via email: Jason Helenske





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1968 This is Eddie Stakes 1968 Rebel convertible 'Machine' 401 LAPD Interceptor. Eddie writes it is a heavily optioned last year convertible of only 823 made with a staggering 38 options. Eddie was lucky enough to find the computer build sheet under the rear seat when restoring the car in 89. He bought the vehicle from the original owner who was the Parts Manager at Vance & Sons AMC in Bellaire, TX,. This Rebel has been featured in several magazines and calendars and is driven weather permitting, in Houston. The car has 127K miles put on her by Eddie, mostly with the top down!  For more information on Eddie Stakes see his 1969 Rambler 440 Wagon on this page.
TX




1968
Noel Sheffield's 1968 Rebel 770 was sold to original owners by City Motors AMC in Greensboro, NC. It has the original 290 with some minor performance upgrades and automatic tranny. Matador Red repaint back in 1992, it still remains to be a unrestored survivor, however since the previous owner dyed the original red interior black and installed the hood scoop and spoiler he can't call it "original". He know's the AMC purest don't particularly care for that, but the holes are drilled in the hood and trunk so they will stay there. Not factory, but it still looks good to him.



68 rebel
1972
This is Jan Bernas's '72 Matador. How does a Six with headers, dual exhausts and turbo mufflers sound? Loud. Acorrding to Jan it sounds like a V-8 with a lumpy cam until she puts her foot into it, then it has it's own distinctive sound. The Six has so much punch, it will gently squeal the tires. Look just under the front bumper and the braided steel transmission oil cooler lines are visible. The reason for this is - the original lines were in the way when she installed the headers. The easiest way around this, was to replace them with flexible braided steel lines.
NY



1974
Donna Sheffield's 1974 Matador was sold to original owners by Dixie Motors AMC in Statesville NC. It has the original 304 and automatic tranny. Other than the wheels, it is a original, unrestored survivor still wearing the original Daisy Yellow paint. Donna has won numerous awards at shows, and seems to find the opportunity occasionally to remind Noel that his 68 Rebel has not. They have a great time taking them out, especially when they drive both of them to an event.


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