<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649

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1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE

Sold for US$ 22,000 inc. premium
1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE

Chassis no. A7KA77H171649

290ci OHV V-8 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
200bhp
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Coil Spring Independent Front and Leaf Spring Live Axle Rear Suspension
Four-wheel drum brakes

*Rare convertible built for only two years
*One of only 2,518 Rebel SST convertible ever built
*Restored in attractive colors
*Endorsed by
Mechanix Illustrated's famed road tester, Tom McCahill

THE AMC RAMBLER

The American Rambler made its debut in 1892, not as an automobile – which would follow later – but on a bicycle built by Thomas Jeffery and R. Philip Gormully in Chicago. In 1954 it was the culmination of a great circle of circumstance when the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation renamed itself American Motors Corporation and the Nash Rambler became the American [Motors] Rambler.

This was a difficult period for independent auto makers in the U.S.. Packard was in trouble. Henry Kaiser's bold entry into the auto market after WWII was in terminal decline. Willys automobiles passed from the scene only a year later. Studebaker, despite ground breaking design, would succumb in 1965.

Bucking the tide, American Motors rode the unit body compact Rambler to a modicum of success, in 1959 delivering 337,120 new cars. By 1963 it was 511,038, all of them Ramblers. The Rambler's success, however, drew the attention of the now-dominant Big Three. They filled in their offerings with compact and mid-sized cars with peppy engines and lavish ad budgets.

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. Top of the line was the Rebel SST (Super Sport Touring) convertible, with squared-off front fenders, a modest Coke bottle dip along the beltline and a clean, fresh rear view. Power for the Rebel SST came from a standard 290 cubic inch V-8 with 200 horsepower.

Even "Uncle" Tom McCahill, famous road tester for Mechanix Illustrated magazine, endorsed the Rambler Rebel: "There isn't a better intermediate size car sold in the United States than the 1967 Rambler Rebel".

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The 1967 American Motors Rambler Rebel SST offered here is finished in the factory color of Matador Red with black stripes. The interior is black, as the power top. In addition to the standard 200 horsepower 290 cubic inch V-8 it has an automatic transmission, power steering, pushbutton radio, bucket seats with console and is fitted with a set of American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with BFG Radial T/A tires.

The Rambler Rebel SST Convertible was built for only two years, 1967 and 1968, with just 2,518 examples delivered in the two years. Restored some years ago to very good standards, this is an unusual, enjoyable example with a quality clearcoat repaint, good chrome, interior, carpets and top and a clean repainted underbody and chassis. The engine compartment was restored to showroom condition and now shows some age but little use.

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.
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<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
<B>1967 AMERICAN MOTORS RAMBLER REBEL SST CONVERTIBLE<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. A7KA77H171649
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