Unique Listing on Ebay
In March of 2013, a truly unique AMC Rebel Spirit was listed on an eBay auction. The AMC Rebel Spirit from 1967 was originally won in a raffle by a woman living in Los Alamitos, California. What made this 2013 eBay auction so remarkable was that this 1967 AMC Rebel Spirit Rambler was never purchased, because it was a raffle win and the original owners never parted with it. The car, a beautiful red with a white hardtop, was driven a little over 24,000 over the course of its 45+ years of existence. The family never moved from their home in Los Alamitos, so the car had one home and one owner.
The winning bidder scored the car for $25,100. Had the original owners actually purchased the car in 1967, they would have paid under $4,000. The car was listed on eBay after the original owners passed away resulting in their home and other possessions sold at an estate sale. The average market value on the same 1967 AMC Rebel today is around $10,000, proving that this unique car was a real gem.
This listing included some historical artifacts that made it even more special. Newspaper clippings from the event add to the magic of this special car. She was photographed with the owner of the Don-A-Vee Rambler Dealership on January 29, 1967. She was also photographed with D.L. Kimber from AMC as he handed her the keys to her special prize in her very own driveway. Along with those clippings, the car auction also included vivid color photographs of the winner, Ora Marie Long, in her driveway, wearing a lovely fur stole and posing with her pretty red car. There are other photos of Mrs. Long with her car through the years, too.
The 1967 AMC Rebel was so well-loved that it never needed restoration and it still wears the license plate frame with the original Don-A-Vee Rambler name badge. Mrs. Long also kept the original manuals as well as records for oil changes. The ample number of photographs of every possible angle of the car showed no signs of rust or unusual wear. Even the spare tire and the keys were the originals. See the eBay listing before it disappears.