Classifind Cut: 1961 Rambler Classic – $7,500
After enjoying the spoils of having the right car at the right time during the late 1950s U.S. recession, by 1961 the Big Three had their own compact car offerings designed to challenge the Rambler’s success in the marketplace. Consequently, American Motor’s designers completely updated the styling of the Rambler classic while keeping the structure, suspension, and powertrain identical to the prior model. It’s always refreshing to come across an early sixties vintage Rambler, and this lightly restored copper brown example listed yesterday here on Craigslist in Sayville, New Jersey with only 36K original miles is a great example. Featuring a repaint, reupholstered interior, and many new or rebuilt parts, this Rambler is now being offered by the second owners of the past eighteen years for $7,500. The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the ask falls between this guide’s current #3 “Good” estimate of $5,900 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $8,800. This Rambler represents one of the great values remaining for a classic car that fits in your garage and is very simple to maintain. If you are serious about buying this Rambler, you can start the conversation by emailing the second owner. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Rambler Classic featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1961 Rambler Classic Super 4dr 196 aluminum straight 6 cylinder & 3 speed automatic transmission Solid rust free body. Repainted in original copper brown with white roof (two-tone). Seats were reupholstered with original fabric. The following parts were recently rebuilt or replaced: gas tank, radiator, carburetor, fuel pump, tires. Running condition, and the odometer is 35,716 original miles. We are the second owner of this car, has been garaged for 18 years in Sayville..”
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