This car was also the basis for the 1970 Rebel which was built for only 1 year. The car's light unibody construction afforded a power-to-weight ratio of about 13 pounds per horsepower, a better ratio than other 1957 model year automobiles and a contrast to Volkswagen's 45. The front and rear track was increased from 59 in 1,499 mm to 60 in 1,524 mm , but all other dimensions remained the same. When I was 14 years old, 1988, I created a 'Wish List'. A unique paint schemes for the Machine is Frost White with a flat-black hood paint codes: 72A-8A , with only three made.
I was offered them and felt that they just fit this car, but the spare has an original rim from the 68 parts car. In 1967 Rambler designer Dick Teague restyled the mid-sized Rambler line to create the Rebel series on a longer 114 inch wheelbase with bodywork that was clean, crisp and refreshingly restrained. Newly replaced parts in the past 4 months include: - plugs- wires- distributor- electronic ignition- coil pack- tires- brakes- electric fuel pump- valve cover gasket- battery- heater core- headlamp bezels- thermostat- thermostat housing The oil pan gasket needs replacing as well, otherwise the car runs perfectly fine, no issues getting to and from anywhere. The Rebel models were similar to the senior Ambassador in that they shared the same basic unit body platform aft of the cowl. The Westerner was available west of the. Also, replaced the interior seats with the 68 buckets, then took a few liberties by putting a white perforated insert in the seats. American Motors continued its industry exclusive ceramic-coated exhaust system as standard.
This system was also compact and serviceable with all of its components installed under the hood, in the cowl. Padded dashboards and visors, rear child proof door locks, and seat belts were all optional. Unfortunately this one was optioned with the 290 V8 and not the 343. So when then they belatedly put a V8 in the 67 model it was deemed a little too late. Sad he did not take a direct picture of it. The engine is fed by a 690-cfm Motorcraft 4-barrel carburetor, and pumped up a 10. It has many electronic issues.
The Body………… Obviously there is rust. Ours is at least more of a Maroon color. Furthermore, American Motors dealers sold numerous performance parts over the counter, such as an incredibly steep 5. I removed all of this wiring of the horn and stereo. No matter where you are, we'll work with you to find the most practical way to get your car home. My dad bought a 1975 Chevy Caprice. Car will need a complete restoration but is a great piece to start with.
Abernethy's objective was to position the 1967 Rebel and Ambassador designs on an equal basis with competitive models marketed by the Economy Brands. Introduced as a stand-alone model in one body style, the 1957 Rambler Rebel is credited for being the first factory-produced intermediate-sized high-performance car. Archived from on 13 February 2010. The Rebel sedans and hardtop models two inches 51 mm longer than previously. The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. The relationship provided both companies with national exposure and publicity.
I have a 67 rambler that I was going to try to build into a gasser but it's been a year and I barely touched it. That patina is normal wear and tear. The owner before me put an Aw-ooga horn in, and wiring was done pretty crappy. But now, not so well. The most successful dealers actually raced the cars at local drag strips.
Long was the lucky winner of the drawing and was the sole owner until her passing. The Machine could spring from in just 6. Maybe they should have named it Stealth. Long shopped…wearing the mink I would assume. It was in dealer show rooms in March of 1965. First, they echoed the fender blisters next to the bumpers. The 232 cubic-inch, inline-six cylinder engine was capable of producing 155 horsepower, while the V8 produced 250 horsepower.
Long with her husband recieving the keys most likely a different car that was brought to their house for the promo shot. Of course it was always detailed to the max. Soon, Hayden Proffitt took over the Grant funny car program and ran the Rebel on the quarter-mile 402 m from a standing start in 8. It could be ordered with a variety of engine sizes. That was the most special gift a father could ever give to his son. Hopefully the next owner will take as good of care of it as Mrs. Psychedelic music hit the mainstream with the Beatles releasing Sgt.
The front seatbacks fully recline, a signature Rambler feature that is great for long roadtrips, or for short drives to take a date to watch evening submarine races. The brakes and suspension also could use some attention. The 1967 models were priced 20 to 25% more than the previous year's, so production ended in the summer of 1967. The American Motors Family Album. But he has feedback for 25 cars over the following 24 months and maybe more sales without feedback? Extra gauges from Summit Racing have also been added. The length grew by six and one-half inches, the wheelbase by six inches, and the width by four inches.