1963 AMC AMERICAN RAMBLER
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Farmersville, Texas, United States
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|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
|Vehicle Title:||Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed|
1963 AMC AMERICAN RAMBLER
|1963 AMC RAMBLER |
This gem has been sitting for a few years in hiding. Just waiting for the right person to come along and fall in love. Most of it is in tact. It is sold as is, where is. Buyer must arrange for pick up. We do not have a title for it. We are pretty sure it is a 1963 based on VIN Plate: Body: 080752 Model 6306 Trim 302-C Paint 30 B18514
* Bill of Sale transaction. NO TITLE. SOLD AS-IS, WHERE IS - TIRES & WHEELS shown in pictures are NOT INCLUDED. ** Buyer is responsible for scheduling and paying for any and all shipping / pick up activities. Must contact seller to schedule day & time as this vehicle is kept in a gated property.
Courtesy of Wikipedia:The Rambler American is an automobile manufactured by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) between 1958 and 1969. The American was the second incarnation of AMC's forerunner Nash Motors second-generation Rambler compact that was sold under the Nash and Hudson Motors marques from 1954 and 1955.The compact Rambler American was most often the lowest priced car built in the U.S. It was popular for its economy in ownership, as was proven by numerous Mobilgas Economy Run championships.1963 1963 Rambler American 440 hardtop with "Twin-Stick" manual overdrive transmission
For 1963, model designations were changed once again with the 400 now called 440. A new hardtop (no B-pillar) coupe body design debuted, whose steel roof was designed to mimic the appearance of a closed convertible top. This was a one-model-year-only design with a thin profile, clean lines, stamped faux-convertible ribs, and a textured finish. A special top-of-the-line model called the 440-H was equipped with sports-type features including individually adjustable reclining front bucket seats and a center console, as well as a more powerful 138hp (103kW; 140PS) version of Rambler's stalwart 195.6cuin (3.2L) inline-6 engine.
An optional console shifted "Twin-Stick" manual overdrive transmission was introduced. This transmission has a bigger gap between 2nd and 3rd gears compared to the regular three-speed transmissions with overdrive (that operated like a five-speed although the driver needed to know the governor cut-in speed, free-wheeling, as well as when to lock the overdrive in or out). This allowed the transmission to be shifted as a five-speed (1, 2, 2+OD, 3, and 3+OD). The Twin-Stick-shift had the kick-down button on top of the main shift-knob to facilitate five-speed shifting.
The entire product line from AMC earned the Motor Trend Car of the Year award for 1963. The recognition was used by AMC to promote the carryover Rambler American models.
First as the Nash Rambler and then as two generations of the Rambler American, this automobile platform performed the rare feat of having two distinct and successful model runs, an almost unheard of phenomenon in automobile history. The convertible and hardtop were the sportiest of the final 100-inch (2,540mm) wheelbase Rambler Americans, and arguably the most desirable now.