Friday, January 3, 2020

Labor of Love: 1969 AMC Rambler 440 Wagon

This next car comes from tipper JB1025 who writes: Very sanitary, nice AMC little wagon don't see this nice very often.  Yup, you sure don't seem them like this...and I suspect this car is a labor of love and not a cheap build.  Find this 1969 AMC Rambler 440 Wagon offered for $14000 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.

From the seller:

1969 amc rambler american
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas

paint color: custom
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
- Rebuilt/Repainted Original 290 V8 Small Block Motor
- New Seals, Gaskets & Paint
- 3 Speed Automatic Transmission
- FiTech Four Barrel EFI (replaced old two barrel carburetor)
- Upgraded to Four Barrel Intake Manifold (originally was a two barrel)
- New aluminum 3 Core Radiator & Electric Fans
- U.S. Mags “Rambler” 17” X 8” Wheels
- Wilwood Disc Brake Conversion (Fronts)
- Halo Headlights
- Upgraded Stereo & Added Front Door Speakers
- Fresh Upholstery: Seats & Carpet
- New Rubber All Around
- Subaru Desert Storm Body Paint
- Black Powder Coated & Painted Brightwork
- New Muffler
- Lowered Eibach Front Springs, Rear Leaf Springs & New Shocks
- 96k miles however, engine was pulled and freshened up, cleaned, repainted and put back in.
Asking $14,000 obo 

 See a better way to drive something cool?


  1. Somebody tell Fity Cent his ride has been found

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  2. Already reduced to 13k. But...I don’t see AC set AZ. Oof.

  3. My first car was a 1966 Rambler 220 wagon - which bore only a passing resemblance to this one. Mine had an anemic 232ci 6 with 3 on the tree, and zero options - but then it cost $13,800 less than the one listed. I lived out of that car for 5 months during an epic road trip in the summer and fall of 1980, and limped it along for another year or so after that before selling it to the knacker. By the end the front end was a tire-eating mass of spaghetti, the radiator was looking a bit toothless, the engine drank nearly as much oil as gas, and the brakes could only be relied on when traveling slowly uphill. But hey, the vacuum wiper actually worked after the right side arm broke off.

    I drove it from about 90K to 120K during a time when I could barely afford the gas to keep it going. Not too bad for a $200 car.

    - John

    Re: the 440 listed here - lose the splashy wheels - otherwise, not bad. Way too expensive, but a nice looking example of the species.

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