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AMC : Rambler American 440
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Oct 08, 2012
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US $4,500.00
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Sacramento, California, United States


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Item specifics

Condition: Used VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): B728521
Year: 1964 Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: AMC Transmission: 3 Speed Manual

Rambler American

Body Type: Convertible
Trim: 440 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 195.6 cu. in. 6 cylinder Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive Options: Convertible
Mileage: 106,375 Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Blue For Sale By: Dealer
Interior Color: White/Blue
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 1964 AMC Rambler American 440

California Automobile Museum2200 Front StreetSacramento, CA 95818
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 Vehicle Details
  • Year: 1964
  • Make: AMC
  • Model: Rambler American 440
  • VIN: B728521
  • Stock Number: C11055
  • Mileage: 106,375
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine: Inline 6 Cylinder
  • Exterior Color: Blue
  • Interior Color: White/Blue
  • Title: Clear

This sleek 1964 AMC Rambler American Convertible is the perfect mid 60’s convertible that won’t break the bank at the fuel pump and looks great.  


Offered For Sale by the California Automobile Museum


The 1964 AMC Rambler American Convertible was the first completely new design for AMC and were arguably the most attractive Detroit compacts. Car Life magazine titled its road test of the 1964’s Rambler American “The Original Plain Jane Compact Car Just Got Back From The Beauty Parlor”



The turquoise paint is of high quality and is a base/clear application. The overall texture looks very nice and from 10 feet away is nearly flawless. Upon close inspection, some very light oxidation is visible on the trunk lid and down in the very bottom quarters, some small bubbles are beginning to appear beneath the paint surface. The rear bumper is in need of re-plating as the chrome is peeling off at the bolt holes. The convertible top is in good condition with no tears of rips.



The interior on this American is quite nice. It features a unique design in the material and has a light feel to it. The seats are all sturdy and solid as they should be. The padding feels is comfortable yet firm and not worn. The door panels have been slightly modified to allow installation of the upgraded sound system. The speakers are amplified by a Kenwood KAC-745 amplifier professionally installed and hidden in the trunk compartment. The stereo is an AM/FM with cassette but in not currently operating properly and may need replacement. Nearly all of the installed opti9ons on the American function as designed. There have been some modifications to the cigarette lighter socket and it no longer functions as a power port or lighter. The back light for the fuel gauge does not work although the remaining portion of the dash illuminates as it should. The little green dash indicator for the left turn signal does not work but the signals themselves operate fine. Cosmetically on the interior, the latches for the convertible top are broken. The top will currently latch on the driver’s side by a modified repaired latch but the passenger’s side will need modification or repairs. There are some minor cracks in the surface of the steering wheel commonly found with 60’s style steering wheels but it does not distract from the overall look of the vehicle. Additionally, all of the manual crank windows operate but are stiff in both the raise and lower operations.



Mechanically, this AMC Rambler American is a true runner. It will achieve and maintain highway speeds with no issues such as overheating or vibrations. The gears shift very well and the clutch is tight and responsive. The idle quality is good and the engine purrs quietly and smoothly. There are no odd noises or smoke or vibrations coming from the engine. There are some very small fluid leaks and are only noticed if the vehicle has been left sitting in one place over a period of a weeks. The only significant issue known with the car is the heater core. It is currently bypassed and because of this, it is assumed that it is leaking and will need repair.  



This AMC Rambler American Convertible is turnkey fun. Put the top down and drive off with a smile.


Technical Specifications



Number of cylinders/type: inline 6 Cyl.

Displacement:195.6 cu. in. 3.2L

 3.13 in. bore x 4.25 in. stroke.

Induction:1bbl Carburetor

Horsepower: 125 HP

Compression ratio: 8.0:1

Transmission type: Three Speed Manual



Wheelbase:106 in.

Weight: 2752 lbs.

Brake type: Front Disk/Rear Drums


Production Information


Original list price: $2,346 Original List Price


The History


The little Rambler American had a convoluted family background. The Rambler began life as a compact built by Nash in 1950 and became a separate line in 1955, after the merger of Nash and Hudson in 1954 created American Motors. During the ‘50s and ‘60s when large, gas-guzzling car were the norm in the U.S., the compact and economical Ramblers, especially the American, represented a genuine alternative for cost conscious drivers. The Rambler American series that produces our featured car began in 1958 and evolved through three series, ’58-’60,’61-’63, and ’64-’69. The ’64 American was the product of designer Richard Teague who would go on to design the sporty Javelin and AMX. The new design was a clean, elegantly simple form with tunneled headlights flanking a simple horizontal grille. The wheelbase grew six inches from its previous generation and front coil suspension combined with relatively soft rear leaf springs gave a comfortable ride for a small car. Considered by many to be one of the best looking compacts of the day, the American was built in two and four door sedans, a wagon, and convertible. Several levels of trim and amenities gave buyers considerable choice in how to option their cars. The recession of the late 1950s led many American drivers to seriously consider fuel economy as a greater factor in their choice of car. Events like the Mobil Economy Run were very successfully used by AMC to showcase Rambler economy. A ’64 Rambler sedan averaged 27.8 mpg, the best mileage recorded that year.

 Features & Options

Lap Style Seat Belts

AM/FM Stereo

Manual Transmission


Coolant Temp. Gauge

Front Bench Seats

Vinyl Seats

Two Stage Paint

Power Brakes

Radial Tires

Rear-Wheel Drive

Inline Engine

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 Warranty Information

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

 Terms & Conditions



This vehicle was either consigned or donated to the California Automobile Museum, a non-profit organization and licensed California dealer located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, California, where it is available for inspection. This vehicle, and all vehicles sold through us are sold AS-IS with no warranty intended or implied by the California Automobile Museum or its consignor/donor. All sales are final, and in there is no cooling off period in California. By bidding, you acknowledge this and agree your purchase will be AS-IS.


This Vehicle's mileage is subject to increase as it may be test driven or inspected during this auction. 

All sales will include a California Title and Bill of Sale unless otherwise stated. A Warranty Disclaimer will also be provided to be signed.


Your bid, winning or not, signifies you agree to these terms and conditions and you agree to make all payments within the allotted time. All purchased vehicles must be removed from the museum within 2 weeks from auctions end or storage fees of $10.00 per day will be applied. (unless written arrangements for additional time have been agreed to by the Vehicle Sales Department)


If you are the winning bidder and back out of your obligation to purchase, or fail to pay within the time allotted, (unless written arrangements with the vehicle sales department have been made) you WILL receive negative feedback and be reported to Ebay. REGARDLESS of your reasons. 

The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 6 PM (excluding major U.S. holidays) and we welcome you or your representative to inspect the vehicle (by appointment only) prior to purchasing or bidding. If you have any questions regarding the vehicle or would like to schedule an inspection between 10 AM and 6 PM, you can contact us through Ebay messaging, or call the Vehicle Sales department directly at 916-442-6802.

The California Automobile Museum is formerly the Towe Auto Museum (1997-09) and formerly the Towe Ford Museum (1987-97)

Thank you for bidding on our items and for supporting the California Automobile Museum (a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization).


We require a non- refundable deposit within 72 hours of the end of the auction and full payment within a week (7 days) of the auctions end. 


We try our best to clearly describe the condition of the vehicle, but please note that we are often selling cars that are either donated to us, or are on consignment and we may not have a complete history.  


We reserve the right to end this auction early. We are a Brick and Mortar Dealer, this vehicle advertised is also advertised for sale in our Museum located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, California, 95818. Because of this, this vehicle is subject to sell prior to the auctions end.


Fee and Tax Information:

California residents may be subject to tax, registration, and smog related fees.



 About Us

The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives.


The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California, is the oldest non-profit Automobile Museum in California. We are both a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, and a licensed dealer in California. We sell cars that have been donated or consigned for sale through our vehicle program. All proceeds directly support cultural and educational activities provided by the museum to the Northern California community.



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Please contact our Vehicle Donations and Sales department for additional information regarding donating or consigning your vehicle for sale.

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