Rambler American

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 American can be classified in three distinct model year generations: 1958 to 1960, 1961 to 1963, and 1964 to 1969. During the entire length of its production, the car was sold under the Rambler brand name, and was the last Rambler named automobile marketed in the Canadian and United States markets.

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. After an optional second-generation AMC V8 engine was added in 1966, it also became known as a powerful compact performance model that also included the 390 cu in (6.4 L) version built in conjunction with Hurst, the 1969 SC/Rambler.

A special youth-oriented concept car, the 1964 Rambler Tarpon, was built on an Rambler American platform that foretold the fastback design of the 1965 Rambler Marlin, as well as future trends in sporty-type pony cars, including the 1968 AMC Javelin.

The compact Rambler Americans were exported from the U.S. and Canada, as well as produced in other markets by AMC subsidiaries or assembled under license. It was manufactured in Australia, Iran, Mexico, South America, and Argentina. An offspring of the third generation American restyled by Pininfarina, the Renault Torino was developed and made in Argentina between 1966 and 1982. In Iran it was assembled from completely knocked down (CKD) kits and the models were named Aria and Shahin. Rambler Americans were built in South Africa starting in 1961 by Stanley Motors (controlled by the Rootes Group) and from 1964 by American Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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Rambler American - Collectibility
... after it was produced, the mission of the first generation Rambler American as "an affordable, stylish people hasn't changed - though now it's rolling stingily down the road as a collector's item rather ... The "outlandishly adorned" limited-edition, mid-model year addition to the Rambler line "built under the aegis of the Hurst shifter people" is unique ... The SC/Rambler has a strong collector following, with websites, clubs, and a registry ...
AMC Straight-6 Engine - The Modern Era I-6 - 232
... its midyear 1964 introduction in the "Typhoon" two-door hardtop as part of the mid-sized Rambler Classic line, the 232 engine was adapted to fit into the smaller 1965 ... was available only with the older 196 engine in the American, because there wasn't space for it with the longer 232 ... Applications Rambler Classic (1964–1966) Rambler American/AMC Rambler (1964–1969) Rambler/AMC Marlin (1965–1967) Rambler/AMC Ambassador (1965–1970) Rambler/AMC Rebel (1967–70 ...
AMC Straight-6 Engine - The Modern Era I-6 - 199
... Applications Rambler Classic (1965–66, fleet cars only) Rambler American/AMC Rambler (1965–69) AMC Hornet (1970) AMC Gremlin (1970) VAM Rambler American (1966–1969) U.S ... equivalent - AMC Rambler American and AMC Rambler ...
Rambler Tarpon - Development
... Early in 1963, American Motors' management began development of “a new car with a sports flair” to modify its image ... The Tarpon was made on the compact-sized Rambler American's new design and platform already set for the 1964 model year ... to 177.25 in (4,502 mm) for the production Rambler American ...

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