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.
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.
Big Changes for Rambler in 61, redone style, die-cast aluminum cylinder block on 127 horsepower from a overhead-valve six-cylinder engine. Using aluminum cut 80 lb. from the engine weight. Overall appearance was is improved by a upgraded one-piece bumper and upgraded front-end sheet metal.
The Rogue (as shown) was the top of the line for Rambler, offered for the the first time as a convertible in 1967, replacing the 440 convertible, additionally starting that year the whole American range had 145 HP six as an option. Visually the grille and tail-lights were restyled.