I miss weird in the car industry. In the late 70’s, I had a Tahiti Turquoise 4 door 64’ 770. Of course, Rambler owners were known to be practical folk, so it’s not surprising that station wagons (below) were important elements in the Rambler lineup . (Originally the ’63 Classic was intended to be in production until at least 1969, with an external midlife refresh. The top of the line at American Motors for 1964 was the Rambler Ambassador, above. Year: Year: Body Style: Ambassador 880. RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. The seller says that shortly after they bought it in 2014, they had it judged (I’m assuming at a car show) and it received a “Bronze” award for both the exterior and interior. It’s a partial-flow oil filter plumbed into the oil galleries with external lines. But that is not to say that American Motors products of the era were bland or lacking in personality In fact, Ramblers were loaded with their own quirky and fascinating character, as we hope to show you here. As far as the “weird” instrument cluster, I seem to remember Plymouth…or some other make, having a similar arrangement about this time period. One day he asked me if I wanted the car but I told him I wasn’t interested. Aside from that pesky war looming in the distance, it was a great time to live in Milwaukee. Of course, nobody appreciated a 20 year-old Rambler back then. Options of note on the Ambassador included bucket seats with a fold-down center section and the novel Twin-Stick transmission. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',103,'0','0'])); The seller refers to this 1964 Rambler Classic 770 as a weekend princess rather than a trailer queen. This example has to be the nicest one that I have ever seen, at least for an original car. Chrysler’s Dodge and Plymouth brands fought for domination in NASCAR and on the drag strips with the 426 Hemi, and while GM was officially out of the racing business, the automaker aggressively pursued the performance consumer market with the Corvette, the Chevy Super Sport models, and two of the cars that kicked off the ’60s muscle car movement, the Pontiac GTO and Olds 442. 1964 Rambler Classic 770 4 Door Dash Instrument Cluster Bezel Trim 1963 Oem. Classic 660. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',134,'0','0'])); This car appears to be in amazing condition. It’s currently at $8450.00 with just under eight days to go! The cop let me go because there was no way a car that old could go 90. These are fantastic little cars (considered little at the time). The Classic was a 3 speed the Ambassador was a twin stick. 1964 1965 1966 Amc Rambler Classic Ambassador Rear Windshield Hardtop . Growing up in Milwaukee, it seemed everyone worked for AMC and drove ’63 or ’64 Ramblers. We had a 63 Classic wagon 550 and a 63 Ambassador 990. Have any of you owned a 1964 Rambler Classic? Features included a blacked-out grille that spelled out AMBASSADOR and a 327 CID V8 available in both two-barrel (250 hp) and four-barrel (270 hp) tune. Power. Great car!! One strangely anachronistic feature was the base powerplant, a 195 CID flathead six, which offered only 90 hp but allowed the company to price the American 220, a stripped-down entry model, at less than $2,000. Body styles were limited to a four-door sedan, a four-door wagon, and a two-door hardtop. I found a ’63 Rambler coupe like this with 53K miles and suggested he buy it. I’d be surprised if this sells under $10K. Most of us think of the big-three automakers as having made most of the innovations but AMC had a winner on their hands with the new Rambler, it was one of the first cars to have curved side glass. But even American Motors could not ignore the expanding youth market, and in 1968 the company officially reversed course, embracing racing and performance in a major way. I prefer the 64 hardtop, but this is so rare I would not need my arm twisted to buy it. Back to all cars Popular on NADAguides Top-Rated 2020 Family SUVs in Quality According to Consumers ... Classic 550. Here, the company announced that it was not chasing the muscle market, no sir. He looked at it and after a walk around he said he would never own a car with interchangeable front and rear bumpers. This one looks to be near perfect! Trademark Rambler features on the Classic included the automaker’s famed fold-down front seats, another carryover from the Nash era. Given its condition, it could be either one of those things.