<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796

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Lot 308¤
1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe

Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium
1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe
Chassis no. 0561796

195ci Overhead Valve Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
127bhp
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front with Live Rear Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Rife with delightful design elements
*Dependable Inline-6 power
*Charming patina


THE RAMBLER CLASSIC

In an attempt to not compete directly with the Big 3, American Motors Corporation carved out its own market niche by focusing on 'compact' cars in the 50s and 60s. This turned out to be a fortuitous move in the latter decade, as the major manufactures identified the need for smaller cars and thusly, models like the Falcon and Corvair were introduced.

In 1961, the Rambler Classic was first offered to the public. Based on a previous platform from the previous decade, the unibody construction and new styling, although dated at that point thanks to its fin-tails, made for a robust and attractive competitor within the class. With either an inline-6 or a V8 as powertrain options, the Classic proved to be a hit with 370,000 cars sold in the first model year alone.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Presented here is a wonderful opportunity to get behind the wheel of a well-preserved example of some mid-century Americana. Powered by the venerable overhead valve AMC inline 6 and mated to a 3-speed manual transmission, the Rambler proceeds with enthusiasm off the line. Likely to have been re-upholstered sometime not to long ago, the cabin, while sparse of creature comforts is a thoroughly comfortable place to be. Its oval instrument cluster is a delightful relic of the period and the curved glass screens front and back bestow the vehicle with supreme visibility. The exterior wears a bit of patina, and some scuffs, bumps, and blemishes can be found throughout but only add to the charm. Overall, the body is solid and the doors seat well within the frame.

Simple and without frills, this Rambler Classic will surely be a fine choice as a potential first step into classic car ownership. Its ease of use and maintenance ensures accessibility to all. This is truly a fun automobile that can be had for a more than modest price.

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<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
<b>1961 Rambler Classic Deluxe</b><br />Chassis no. 0561796
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