I want to know something: how does one exactly get away with a “surprise Rambler” showing up in the middle of the day without a major showdown with the spouse? I don’t even have to ask what would happen if “surprise vehicle purchase” actually happened at BangShift Mid-West. I can’t sleep in the Cougar or the Imperial and with the garage currently full of Fox-body Mustang, there isn’t much space to sleep there, either. Luckily, I’m not the sucker explaining why a 1960 Rambler just “happened” to show up in the driveway one day. And I’m not the sucker who has to figure out what to do with the worn-down six cylinder powered four-door.
The sled is a 1960 Rambler Six Super, one of the compact Rambler vehicles that American Motors leveraged against the full sized cars from the Big Three for a slice of the sales pie. The Ramblers sold well, with 1958 being a solid sales year, and 1960 was the last of the smaller, funky-shaped cars before the generation came to an end. Under the hood of this one is a 195.6 cubic inch inline-six, and shifting gears is a three-on-the-tree…nice and classic. How much work does a Rambler that has been camping for eight years need to get back onto the road? Click play below to find out!