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July 10, 2016

Fashionably Small: The Compact Nash Rambler

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This is a 1960 Rambler American Deluxe two-door sedan, which at $1,795 was the second cheapest of the Rambler American line. (There was also a business sedan with no rear seat for $14 less.) Powered by the same 196 cu. in. (3,205 cc) flathead six introduced for Hydra-Matic cars back in 1953, it had 90 gross horsepower (67 kW). Despite the earlier protests of Ted Ulrich and Meade Moore that it was impossible to build a four-door sedan on the short wheelbase, there was eventually a four-door version of the Rambler American. - Ate Up With Motor

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 10, 2016 11:06 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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By 1960 inflation was already underway. First new car I bought was a '54 Chevrolet 150 2DR with no options whatever, for $1495 in summer '55 ($10,612.49 in 2016 dollars). Those cheap prices back then weren't so cheap when your take-home was $300-$400/month, and I wasn't poor.

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