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Cool Things You Could Find in a Rambler

Cool Things You Could Find in a Rambler

1968 AMC RamblerSince Ramblers were made for so many years and were driven by so many people, if you happen to come across an AMC Rambler Classic or plain-ol’ Rambler, you might be surprised what still lingers in these classic cars. Since the AMC Rambler Classic was designed with every American and their families in mind, there are special memories of the past inside of many of the remaining classics.

Cars that Moved Brands

Cars that Moved Brands

'56 Nash RamblerSome car names are just too good to stay within one brand. While it is impossible to consider the Mustang ever belonging to a carmaker other than Ford or a Corvette not being a Chevy, there are a few car models that have switched to other makers. Most of the name switches did not take place overnight, but many involved the defunct AMC along with cars in the Mopar lineup. Here are some of the notable switches:

1967 AMC Marlin

Before the American Motor Corporation came to control this classic car’s destiny under the AMC name, that is, the AMC Marlin was known as the Rambler Marlin. In order to make more consumers feel like they could ride in style, the company incorporated a “personal luxury” style, which not only gave potential buyers a sizable list of standard features, but also provided several additional features to better suit the needs and wants of a diverse culture. With the combination of the standard and optional equipment, buyers could customize the look and feel of their new car. The AMC Marlin itself was officially introduced to the public in 1965. In the beginning, the car received mixed reviews and had a troubled lifespan. When the 1967 model year Marlin was introduced, it was larger than it was in previous years. 2,545 units were sold, and they were more expensive than the earlier models.

The Chevy Corvair

Chevy Corvair : When you are a kid in grade school people will make fun of you if you copy what someone else is doing with the schoolyard chant of “monkey see, monkey do.”

However, when it comes to automobile manufacturing mimicking the success of others is simply good business.

When you look at the history of the industry you find that many vehicles  that we have come to know and love were “inspired” shall we say by a model produced by another company that had great success.

The Nash Rambler: The Big 3′s Competitor

The President of the Nash-Kelvinator Company, George Mason, saw that his company needed to design a car to compete with the “Big 3”, and it had to be something that those companies did not have.  He decided to concentrate on a compact car that was small, yet still would fit 5 passengers comfortably.  Finally, he wanted a car that would save Nash on materials but still get great fuel economy and that would compete with companies that were dominating the lower price segment of the market (i.e. Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth).  His outcome, the first successful modern American compact car, the Nash Rambler.