1964 AMC Rambler 440 Convertible


1964 AMC Rambler 440 Convertible

Rambler American Convertible “Hot Rod”

Up for auction is my 1964 Rambler American Convertible.
It is a northern California, no rust ever, no accident, 3 owner car.
It was originally white with a green interior. Now it is Black with houndstooth interior.
The previous owner did the paint & top. It is a very good amateur job, no drips or orange peel.
The stripes were HOT PINK (for his wife). I covered them with decals.
It had a 196ci, 3 speed OD, manual steering, and drum brakes.
3 years ago I had the drive train upgrades done.
It now has a 200 HP Jeep 4.0 Liter, 4 speed automatic, 3 core radiator, front disc brakes, and power rack & pinion steering.
The engine and transmission are out of a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. The disc brakes are Kelsey Hayes. The Rack & pinion is a “Ford Thunderbird power rack” from Summit.
The engine compartment & undercarriage are clean & detailed.
For more details please check out its webpage.

It runs and drives great. But it is NOT a perfect trailer queen. About a year after the engine swap, my mechanic left town.
There are still some odds and ends that could use attention.
I just received the new, heavy duty front springs & shocks from Kennedy American. The old ones are OK, but it will be a lot better once you put the new ones in.
All the lights, horn, gauges, wipers windows work. The speedometer should be callibrated (it shows 8 to 10 mph slow) & the odometer was never set.
The power top pump is new. But the rams haven’t been bled. It goes up & down quickly but is still difficult to latch.
The power steering pump has a leak. I haven’t got around to having it fixed.
The car originally had the rare 1964 factory AC. The Jeep engine still has it’s compressor mounted. I have not reconfigured it. I do still have the 1964 under dash unit.
The heater core was also rebuilt, but has not been ducted yet.
There is a scrape in the clear coat on the upper rear fender (passenger side). I’ll try to take a pic. but it’s hard to make it show.
I do have an extra hood and trunk lid (if you hate the stripes). They would have to be sanded/blasted & repainted.

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): B714626
Year: 1964
Interior Color: Black/White
Make: AMC
Number of Cylinders: 6
Model: Rambler
Transmission: Automatic
Trim: American
Body Type: Convertible
Engine: 200 HP Jeep 4.0 Liter I-6
Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: Automatic
Options: Convertible
Mileage: 133,000
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Sub Model: 440 Convertible
Exterior Color: Black

 

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