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Old 04-10-2005, 09:43 PM
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Help identifying car...

I was biking with a friend of mine through backalleys the other day and found what appears to be a mid-60's car under a tarp in a persons back yard. We asked if it was for sale and they replied "no, it's junk, it'll be hauled away". I asked them if I can buy it then and they said "no, it's junk" and I again replied if I could take it then. They said come by in a few days.
The car is under a tarp, so I dont know what it is, neither did the owner. All I know is that is says "American" on the side where the tarp is ripped open.
what kind of car could this be, how hard is it to find parts and how rare is it?


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Mike

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Old 04-10-2005, 10:26 PM
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I would guess a Rambler. Americans were mid size cars, a 2 door would make a nice sleeper. Dan
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Check out the pics here, & see if one looks familiar:
http://www.amxfiles.com/amc/part2.html#american
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Here's a '63

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Old 04-11-2005, 05:19 AM
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If it's red, white and blue, it's probably just a 69 Rambler Scrambler..................not worth a cent. Tell you what, I will do you a favour and dispose of it for you............
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Old 04-11-2005, 07:10 AM
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Rambler American, the later ones actually weren't too bad looking and had plenty of sleeper potential. AMC's still have quite a following and engine parts at least are available but not cheap. It's a great candidate for a drivetrain swap. If it IS red, white and blue with a funky little hood scoop like Poncho said don't bother with it..... just give us it's location and get out of the way . The SC/Rambler was quite the little terror with a 390 V-8 and 4 speed. There used to be a guy here with 4 of them inside a fenced in compound, don't know what ever became of them though.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:29 PM
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Sorry guys, no red white and blue with a funky hood scoop. It's green and it's a 4-door. Thanks for all the help,



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Nothing wrong with a green Rambler!!!! Besides, you could weld and fill the back doors to make a 2 door!!
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Nothing wrong with a green Rambler!!!! Besides, you could weld and fill the back doors to make a 2 door!!
But that means I'd lose acces to the big back bench seat




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AMCs are awesome....
the ramblers (s/c rambler included) have super clean styling, my 74 Javelin is nice and curvy, people get Javelins mixed up with 1st gen Camaros and Mach1s all the time, other's think they're custom...

I'd say buy it. Edelbrock makes intakes, cams, heads, and headers for AMCs now, and they're pretty affordable too.
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If it's red, white and blue, it's probably just a 69 Rambler Scrambler..................not worth a cent. Tell you what, I will do you a favour and dispose of it for you............
HEY!!!!!!!!!
LOL!
Now cut that out!

I love some of the old AMCs, the "Big Bad" cars, Machines, even the Marlins!
A SC/Rambler is a hard find nowadays, even the SC/Hornets!
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Old 04-16-2005, 05:48 PM
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Couldnt get the car. Was worth a try anyways I guess.

Thanks a lot,



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