When was the last time that you went for a run? 10 years ago? 20 years? Well then, what’s so awful about this 1959 Rambler Cross Country not running for the last 20 years? This solid example is on eBay with an unmet opening bid of $1,500 which seems reasonable seeing how rust-free the body is. How rust-free is your body?
This car is in solid condition, other than the floor boards needing some welding. The seller says that this is a “real Montana barn find” and it’s still in Montana. You may think that this is a Rambler Cross Country, and you’d normally be correct. But, this is a rare Packard BASASO! Ok, I’m not sure what’s going on with the badge and lettering on the grille, but this is indeed a Rambler Cross Country wagon and AMC made a lot of them in 1959.
This is one solid car! The Super was a mid-range Rambler Six and this Cross Country Super would have been in-between the Deluxe and Custom models. The seller has a few parts in the rear compartment, like those missing tail lights.
The interior, as you can tell, will need a full gut-job, as they say in violin bow factories around the world. Sitting in Montana, or anywhere, for 20 years usually means that rodents have used this car as a home away from home, so be prepared to strip every square inch of fabric and related upholstery material out of this car. When you’re done with that, you can fix the floors, which supposedly are the only rust troubles on this car. Hopefully it can look like this again when you’re done.
Here’s the Six of the Rambler Six family, a 195.6 cubic-inch inline-six. NADA lists a 1959 Rambler Six Cross Country Super as being valued between $5,400 and $21,900! Surely this solid car is worth somewhere in the $5,000 or so range? What would you pay for this Montana Rambler and how would you restore it?