1968 Rambler American: Cheap Memories

1968 Rambler American

The Rambler American was practical and dependable as well as the cheapest car in America. The six cylinder engines were durable, easy to work on and economical for their time. Rambler’s didn’t have much resale value, so it’s no wonder they ended up being parked or scraped. I remember a light green one like this one that was put in a barn in 1966 because it needed brakes and a clutch. It was only 3 years old, but my classmate had driven it pretty hard and when his dad took it away from him, he parked it in the corner of their big old adobe barn, but more on that later! This one is for sale in Bradford, New Hampshire and listed here on craigslist.

Rambler American

This car brings back some fun memories of that Rambler, like the back seat filled with watermelons after raiding a watermelon patch or pulling it out of a ditch with a neighbor’s old Farmall tractor. The seller of this one has provided a picture of it sitting in their barn. Why, though, has he removed the engine for “cleaning and painting”? Somewhere there’s someone that would like an old car to drive that’s cheap, easy to maintain, and might even bring back some memories. It would seem the only thing to do with this Rambler would be to fix the mechanicals and then just drive it the way it is.


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  1. Blindmarc

    Torqueflife and a 360 would be my combo of choice.

  2. Chebby

    I hate ads like this. Flippers so eager they can’t even take the car off the trailer and wash it first. Finish your work on the “moter”, take decent pics, and admit to being at least its second owner.

  3. Hide Behind

    I am po’d, not at anyone or thing but myself!
    Because all those damn flippers are beating me to barn finds.
    I am also PO’d at self cuz I don’t have enough money to buy the hundreds of different autos the flippers have for sale.
    I am also po’d cuz, in my old age being po’d about something keeps me trying to beat the flippers at own game, make a whole pile of money, so I can buy each and every auto I want.
    And no I do not want to own this auto as a pov, it sucked when new and still sucks today.

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