This l’il beauty is a 1964 Rambler Classic 770 and it’s listed on Hemmings. The seller has it listed as $4,000 or best offer! Now that’s a heck of a deal! It’s located in Seattle, Washington.
I’m not sure if I can find anything about this car that I don’t like. Well, other than the fact that there are exactly two photos of the exterior, if you can count the one above. It’s more of a detail photo than anything. Sellers, please take some decent overall photos of your vehicle when you list them for sale! It makes me think that there’s something hiding if you’re not showing the grille or some other part of your vehicle. Soapbox put away, let’s get back to this superb Classic. There is a photo of the trunk and as you would expect, it’s as nice looking as the rest of the car seems to be. This is a second-generation Rambler Classic and the redesign for the 1963 model year was quite a modernization compared to the previous generation cars. The 770 model was the top trim level and it was the only way to get the new two-door hardtop body. This is the two-door sedan, not the hardtop.
It’s a crying shame that there are so few photos! This is the only interior photo and supposedly the entire interior was redone with 1964 NOS materials, presumably in the correct color and pattern. The passenger door panel looks like it’s a little bumpy, I’m not sure why that is, but other than that it looks like new in there from this one, lone, solitary photo. (too much emphasis?) The 770 models got an electric clock, padded sun visors and a padded dash. The exterior of the car has been repainted in the original color scheme, so this isn’t an “original” car by any means, but one that has slowly been refurbished. Apparently there are still a few things to do to finish it up, but there is no mention what those things are so you’ll have to get in touch with the seller. But, this price seems like a steal to me for how nice this car looks!
Speaking of nice-looking! That engine looks almost like new! I expected to see a forgotten, dirty, trashed space in there with a chipped and oily engine. Not! This is AMC’s 196 cubic inch, inline-six with around 120 hp and it’s been “refurbished”, as well as the transmission, and there are new brakes and new tires. If shipping wouldn’t add $1,200 to the price I’d be very, very tempted on this one. Have any of you owned a Rambler Classic of this vintage? Or, of any vintage? What do you think of the asking price, it seems reasonable, doesn’t it?