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December 1st, 2019 Update – While updating our database we confirmed this Rambler has been sold. Please use the search bar to find similar listings currently for sale.
Posted over the weekend is a 1961 Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon you can find on Craigslist in Hillsdale New York the private seller is asking $8,500 for, which is a relative bargain compared to the NADA Guides Online Tool Average Retail estimate of $17,010.
While Nash struggled as an independent against the Big 3 automakers through most of the 1950s, the end of that decade’s recession had many car buyers looking for something smaller, particularly among station wagons. Nash’s rebranded Rambler Cross Country wagon suddenly became the right car at the right time and by 1961 was the #3 wagon in sales in the U.S. Besides its light and thrifty six cylinder powerplant, Cross Countrys came with a Nash trademark from earlier times: seats that converted to a bed.
The private seller reports his 1961 Cross Country is a “super solid” example originally from the west coast that “runs and drives great.” The aluminum inline six cylinder sends power through a column shifted, “three-on-the-tree” manual transmission featuring an overdrive third gear. In addition to the aftermarket wheels shown, the seller states the sale also includes the original rims and hub caps. Not confirmed is whether the surfboard shown in the pictures is also included as part of the sale.
If you’re into station wagons and prefer to drive something different from the rest of the crowd, this Rambler is an example to consider. Good luck with the purchase!
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