This is a VERY rare, very factory original example of the top Rambler model for 1964. At just over 60,000 miles, the car retains over 85% of its original paint, and 100% of its interior. Some NOS chrome trim has been applied over the years and the motor was pulled out in 1998 for new head gaskets, frost plugs, and degreasing / repainting. The black paint in the engine bay is still the original paint. The vinyl seats are now due for recovering, carpet is still very good original (and rare) factory red shag carpet. The rear quarters both have small rust spots in front of both rear wheels that has been that way for decades. I have just always kept the car dry an drove only on nice days. The spots are barely visible until they are pointed out to you.
The fun part of this car, is the standard for 990H, 327 V8, 4bbl high compression 270hp factory AMC motor, mated to the Shift Command, floor shifted 3 spd Borg Warner automatic, and a AMC Twin Grip (posi) rear end with 3.15 gear ratio. Dual exhaust was added in 1997.
This car is a great survivor car, but not perfect. With the NOS chrome applied over the years it is very sharp and will ALWAYS be the only one at whatever event you attend - even if you are attending an AMC only show. Only 2955 total were made with 2770 reserved for US domestic market; In monitoring all information outlets over the past 25 years, I have only counted about 20 total driveable condition examples remaining, and this is the only one found to date with (01 / 72) White Roof over Black body and red vinyl interior. AMC only made 97 Ambassadors of all models (HT, Sedan, Wagon) in white over black, and it is conceivable that this is a one of one car.
Noteable options on this car include: Console Shift Command automatic trans, Power steering, Tilt Steering Wheel, and the rare first year offered factory AM/FM "Reverb" rear speaker option to give the pre-stereo era sound system!
The first owner drove the car daily for nearly 30 years; for the past 25 years the car has been lovingly maintained by our family in our small collection of Ramblers, being driven about 8000 miles since 1996.
This car was the subject car as the "Driveable Dream" Article in the Hemmings Classic Car February 2020 volume. Recent mechanical work has included new front brake wheel cylinders, a fresh rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt carb, and tank flush, and new spark plugs.
This car deserves a good home that will maintain its original features while upgrading the worn out elements. The next owner will love opening the garage door and staring at this black beauty with chrome dripping from its sides. The price includes NOS trim pieces that are unique to this car and very rare. They will be provided with the car at time of departure. PM me with interest and we can move to phone conversation.