Sunday, November 18, 2012

AMC SC / Rambler - 1969


AMC RAMBLER SC ....



" Américan Motors Corporation "is a construction firm American automobile which was created in 1954 following the merger of the" Nash-Kelvinator "with" Hudson Motor Car. " These two companies joining forces regrouped in fact marks Nash, Rambler, Hudson, Mitchell, and Lafayette which they add in the 70 AMX two other brands and Jeep. Much of the success of " AMC "comes from the fact that it is virtually the only American brand to have tackled the niche of small compact car with the economic or Rambler Gremlin, a kind of small American Volkswagen somehow . The sporty side is not neglected with dedicated models such as Javelin AMX or ....



In 1966, American Motors Rambler abandon the name as a trademark, but not as a series. At this time, there is therefore at the bottom of the scale models Rambler Marlin followed by and finally the Ambassador. The series before us today, the Rambler, is divided into two sub-series, American (220 and 440) and Classic (550, 770 and Rebel). The American is therefore at the bottom, which prevented him from decline in sedan, coupe, convertible and family. Under the skin, the Rambler American hides a monocoque chassis, a virtually unique solution in the mid 60s. AMC was also one of the first American manufacturer to use this type of frame. The Rambler is in all cases adopted by a captivated audience, his line is simple with its chrome scattered sparingly, round headlamps and grille are the main attraction before the fireball. In 1960, the Ramblers will even remove the third place Plymouths, incredible views of the budgets for promotions of big American brands that are in the millions. The Ambassador logo that appears elsewhere on the grille of the Rambler was chosen with premonition, it reflects precisely the size of the mark, because the billion dollar sales is exceeded ....



In the mid 60s, Chairman, Roy Abernethy, realized that the Ambassador had obtained limited success as Rambler dressed up. It subodorait she had become bigger and occupy a higher range of the market, if it wanted to survive. Dick Teague, head of the design studio of the company, was entrusted with the mission to extend the wheelbase to 116 inches and give a design different from the Classic. At the same time, he was also responsible for reviewing a sports model that would compete with similar models that began to suggest other brands on the market. The arrival of a new compact sport with an old name or the Rambler Rebel, with bucket seats, the base price of content, look extravagant and colorful and V-8 engine more powerful, have identified the level of sales. From 1969, the company will even enlist the services of Hurst Performance to develop a killer muscle cars called Rambler SC approved competing in Class F of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) ....



The amazing Rambler SC has quickly become one of the most powerful cars of its time and especially a proposed unbeatable price. Hurst SC Rambler each also being equipped with a powerful engine, was also equipped with a four-speed manual transmission (with Hurst shifter), a limited slip differential, a dual exhaust with the "glasspacks" powerful disc brakes and a stabilizer bar, as well as a reinforced bridge and specific body parts. The wheel arches were enlarged front and rear to allow air rises more generous. Only available in two-door hardtop, the interior was standard gray vinyl padded bucket seats with reclining back and headrest. A tachometer was attached to the steering column. Outside, there was the wildest factory paint decoration ever offered on a muscle car. The body also featured a hood scoop-shaped box with lettering "390 CU. IN" and "AIR" in big letters on both sides of it. If someone failed to see a blue arrow on the lid pointing toward the air inlet. Finally, the SC Rambler was only available in white and two types of decorations, red and blue ....



In terms of mechanics, the unusual SC Rambler was equipped with a big block V8 with 16 valves with a displacement of 6392 cc OHV with a distribution which developed a power of 315 horsepower and a torque of 576 Nm. Officially presented for the first time in March 1969, at 61 ° Auto Show in Chicago, the very Classic Vintage SC will sell about 1510 copies only what makes a model really rare. Nowadays, this surprising Rambler SC is an exclusive and highly prized by collectors of old sports cars, which are always on the lookout for a model of this kind fairly unique and very flashy ....




Specifications:
  • Engine: V8
  • Displacement: 6.3 Liters
  • Power: 315 hp
  • Torque: 576 Nm at 5500 t / mn
  • Speed: 190 km / h 



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