1 OF 1,512 PRODUCED, TRUE X CODE 390 , CORRECT TACH, ALSO OTHER IDENTIFICATIONS
After diving into the performance Pony Car market with the AMX and the Javelin, AMC decided to build an unexpected contender for NHRA F/Stock class drag racing in 1969. Some people may have snickered when they first saw this economy car all pumped up and painted up, but once it started blowing the doors off of some of the established muscle cars, people had to show it some respect. One of only 1512 cars built, this piece of muscle car history can be yours.
The paint job is pretty hard to miss. All these cars started as White cars and most of them were painted in this color scheme with a bold red panel on the side, and a wide blue stripe running up the center of the car. It starts on the hood pointing the air into the functional hood scoop and continues up over the roof and trunk. Hood pins are there to make sure the beast within doesn't try to jump out, and the simple grill is underlined by a chrome bumper. The front fender has a 390 emblem in red, white and blue along with a SC/Hurst Rambler badge. The rear of the car has another SC/Hurst badge in the blacked-out panel between the taillights and a couple chrome exhaust tips peek out from underneath another simple chrome bumper. The car has an understandably aggressive stance and the blue wheels with trim rings are staggered in size as would be expected on a drag car.
The interior of this car is also what you would expect of a purpose-built car. It does have a full interior because to qualify for stock class racing, they had to produce at least 500 road going cars. So, there is a full door panel that is simple and light. Reclining bucket seats are comfortable on the road and are a suitable office chair when it come time to go to work at the strip. The dash board is black with a silver center panel and is all stock Rambler except for the addition of a Sun 8000 RPM tach strapped to the steering column that was added as part of the Hurst package. The Hurst T-handle shifter falls easily to hand and operates a close ratio Borg Warner 4 speed trans. The carpeting is protected by a set of rubber floor mats and there is a nice sized back seat if your friends care to join you on a cruise night.
Now let's take a look at what makes this car so potent. It starts out with an old formula. Put a big engine in a little car. The engine of choice here is a 390 cubic inch powerhouse that makes 315 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque. The hood scoop feeds air to a 4-barrel Carter AFB carburetor. The rest of the engine is stock 390 and sits down in a simple and clean engine bay. But then the "little car" got some upgrades courtesy of the engineers at Hurst and AMC. Frame rail connectors tie the front and rear subframes together into one strong unit. The differential is a limited slip unit with 3.54:1 gears and reinforced brackets mount staggered shocks and upper torque links that help eliminate wheel hop under acceleration. Front disc brakes were added to haul the car back down after a high-speed run, and heavier sway bars balanced the handling, especially in light of the rear suspension mods. The rubber meets the road through 245/60R15 tires in the rear while 215/70R14s handle the duties in the front.
A rare, unique and potent car from the Pony Car wars of the 60s, this SC/Hurst Rambler could be yours. Come on down and check it out.
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Single Shock
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Springs w/ Shocks
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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