Category Archives: Rambler

61 Rambler Ambassador

61 Rambler Ambassador

In 1961 Rambler changed the appearance of the V-8 Ambassador, the 117 inch wheel-base retained the unit body and chassis  construction. The engine continued as the 250 HP V-8 with a 327-cubic -inch displacement, with compression ratio of 8.7 to 1, a two barrel carburetor and single exhaust.  Optional configuration was a four-barrel carb 9.7 to 1 compression and a dual exhaust system., this “power-pack” developed 270 horsepower. The Ambassador like all other American Motors cars were equipped with ceramic-coated  mufflers guaranteed for the life of the car. Syncromesh transmissions were standard.

61 Rambler Classic

61 Rambler Classic
61 Rambler Classic

In 1961 Rambler made changes In what became known as the Classic series, a new aluminum six-cylinder engine with a 195-cubic-inch displacement. This new engine had the same basic design of over-head-valve, cast-iron design. The cylinder block was die cast with iron “sleeves” or Cylinder liners. The cylinder head was a cast iron alloy. Weight saving from the previous model was 80 pounds. Horsepower of the six was 127, there was a 200 Horsepower V-8 was a option.

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61 Rambler American

61 American Rambler
61 American Rambler

In 1961 Rambler was completely restyled 5 inches shorter and three inches narrower but retained the same engine, drive line, suspension, on the existing unit body and frame chassis. In addition to the two and four door sedan and wagons, the 100 inch wheel base American planed to produce a Convertible in mid winter.