2016
Vol. XX

   
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

RAMBLERS - AMERICA'S FIRST COMPACT CARS

The first use of the “Rambler” nameplate was attached to the first US based compact car produced by Nash in 1950. Here is a page out of the 1950 Nash brochure about this new Rambler model.
In 1954, Nash merged with the faltering Hudson Car Company, creating the newly formed American Motors Company. AMC began a focus on compact cars beginning in 1955. Starting with the 1958 model year, the Nash and Hudson nameplates were dropped and Rambler became the featured moniker for AMC. Here is a brochure cover page from 1958, the height of the finned styling era. 
Styling did not change much from 1957 thru the 1960 model year. Economy, uni-body construction and lots of chrome dominating styling for Rambler. In 1960, after five years of concentrating on economy cars, AMC reached 7.5% of US car production and was the third best-selling brand at 485,745 cars sold.
By 1962, body lines we softened and rounded, a more elegant body style was adopted.
By 1965, horsepower and luxury were dominating the new car market. All the Big Three manufacturers had developed new economy car lines of their own. Ramblers were seen as somewhat oddball, stodgy cars whose time had passed. The marketing focus was changing at a time where speed was what sold cars.
By 1967, AMC was reporting huge losses and by 1968, the Rambler nameplate became AMC. While some of the Rambler models were carried over for some years, a new, modern look became the focus of the company. You can see it just in the brochure covers. 
So, in less than two decades, the innovative brands of Nash & Rambler changed the way cars were built and created an economy car class that is still part of every major car company decades later. They were the car company that perfected uni-body construction way ahead of the competition. Ramblers are some of America’s most loved cars and excellent examples continue to increase in value. We love when one crosses our path like the mint 1965 Rambler 770 Convertible below.

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1965 Rambler Classic 770

This beautiful car has been well cared for and garaged since new. These Ramblers of the late 1950's and early 1960's are increasing in value as collectors recognize these orphan cars as great investments. Hard to find very nice rust free examples, especially convertibles.

This car is the nicest Rambler we have had in ten years and one of the nicest 1960's cars to visit our dealership. Mint museum quality car that drives as good as it looks. Believed original White paint in excellent condition, do not think this car has been repainted. New White convertible top and original Red boot. Mint Red & Burgundy vinyl interior. Mint dash, carpet, door panels & gauges. Excellent original chrome & stainless. Factory 232 cubic inch straight six engine and original three speed manual transmission. Original wheels & wheel covers - new whitewall radial tires.
 

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE RAMBLERS WE'VE HAD AT MJC! -(CLICK PHOTOS FOR MORE INFO)

1958 Rambler Custom & Trailer

1966 Rambler Rogue

1963 Rambler 440 Coupe

CONSIGNMENT

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MJC Classic Cars has been selling not only our own cars, but vehicles for consigning clients We’ve been able to consistently sell luxury cars,  muscle cars, and custom hot rods for clients from all over the USA and Canada.
 
We only consign very nice vehicles, no rust buckets or projects. Our rule is we need to have the vehicle present for photographs here in Lakeland, Florida and can safely store the car until sold. We do not take offsite consignments as many cars are visited pre-sale by buyers and inspectors, so we limit consignments to cars that are with us.

 
MJC Classic Cars is an established company selling about 300 classics this year. We have found eBay, Hemmings Online, Classiccars Online and Autotrader Classics to be the most cost effective and result oriented places to advertise your car. Our website www.mjcclassiccars.com confirms the quality of the cars we sell to potential buyers. Fees paid after we sell your car...Most consignment companies charge you up front and then ongoing marketing fees. We charge our selling fees after we sell your car. There are no storage fees or marketing fees paid during the selling period. We get paid when we perform.
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