Oh what a tangled web we weave.. This isn’t a “custom” as in a wacky Ford Shoebox or a Tub’d Cameo, but a Custom, as in a 1957 Rambler Custom, the top trim level for this car. This beautifully-restored car is at an upcoming Tom Mack Classics Auction which takes place on January 14th and the car is in Concord, North Carolina.
What a grille! I love this grille, much more so than some other grilles that I’ve seen. This was a new design in 1956 and in 1957 Rambler was a separate brand, or marque, and the Custom was the top of the line. There was also a Deluxe and a Super, as well as the famous Cross Country Wagon and also a four-door-hardtop sedan. I think these are beautiful cars and so much more interesting than a lot of other cars of the period. But, I like unusual vehicles.
While I absolutely love this design, I’m not enamored with the Plum Iridescent hue on this car. But, it’s so rare to see an actual color on a vehicle these days.
What a gorgeous restoration! This looks like a no-expenses-spared car. That’s quite an interesting contrasting interior. It sure looks fresh and clean, this car couldn’t have had much use after being restored.
Here’s the “Six” part of the car’s name, a 195.6 cubic-inch “Typhoon” inline-six with about 120 hp. 1957 was the first year for the new V8 and that would have made this car worth quite a bit more, but the six outsold the V8 by a wide margin even though the V8 was only $100 more, so this is what most people drove. As with the rest of the car, the engine looks top-notch. Are there any fans of these unusual Ramblers out there?