1957 Rambler 1957 AMC NASH,RAMBLER REBEL.THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR!l24,995 GBP

1957 AMC NASH RAMBLER REBEL.The original American Muscle car!

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Reference Number 285657

as of 7/5/2017

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Wiltsire,United Kingdom  Phone  0044 1793 812266  City  Swindon
SWINDON

 Fax    State  Wiltshire
United Kingdom  Mobile  0044 7813394167  Country  United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Car 1957 Rambler 1957 AMC NASH,RAMBLER REBEL.THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR!l
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Grey 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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FOR SALE

 

1957 NASH,RAMBLER REBEL,

 

THE ORIGINAL AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR!

 

One of less than 50 believed to have survived and possibly the only example in Europe!

 

 

 

Unique opportunity in the UK and possibly Europe to acquire a 1957 Rambler Rebel.

Considered by some to be the original American Muscle car,a mid sized car with a 5.4 ltr V8 and 0-60 time of just 7.5 seconds,very quick in 1957!

 

 

1957 AMC NASH RAMBLER REBEL

The Nash Rambler Rebel was manufactured by the American Motor Corporation.Introduced in 1957,it was the first medium sized car to be fitted with a big,5.4ltr V8.

AMC were,at the time much better known for their reliable,economy cars,so it came a bit of a surprise to onlookers when the Rebel appeared.

It was said to be second only to the Corvette in terms of 0-60 performance time,in America.Hence the reason why it is now considered by many to be the first real American Muscle car.

Offered as a manual or automatic,with power steering it was also one of the first production cars to be offered with fuel injection.Production of these first series cars lasted just 1 year and a total of 1500 cars were built,of which few remain.

Never imported into the UK or built in rhd,our car is believed to be the only example in the UK,it may even be the only example in Europe,so it's no surprise if you've not seen one before.

 

124 XUL

Rebel,124 XUL,chassis number F1986,found it's way to the UK in 2008,with it's then American owner.However it started life in California,having been purchased on 16th September 1957 by a Mrs Margaret Hatch,933 Congress Street,Costa Mesa for the sum of 3971.08 Dollars,including state tax,with a 52 Hudson taken in as a trade in.

The original sales invoice and owners service policy still remain with the history file.

 

124 XUL CONDITION

 

You always hope that cars that have come over from America will have very sound bodywork,this is not always the case,happily here though it is as XUL presents as a very sound and solid car.There are no major rust issues on top or underneath,overall the bodywork is in excellent condition.

In a very attractive silver with gold waistline stripe down the side and grey interior,plus the classic American white wall tyres the car has a lot of presence.By American standards though it's not actually that large,this is clearly a benefit on Britains roads.

The interior has been re-trimmed correctly and is in very nice condition.

True to American cars of the 1950's,there is plenty of chromework,all in very good condition.There are also some very nice details,from the 'R' logo'd fuel filler cap,to the 'Rebel' script on the side stripes and bootlid,plus a pair of very striking wing mirrors.

The engine bay presents very smartly and you'd be more than happy to open it up to display at shows.The large V8 standing out in it's bright red paint.

XUL has also been fitted more recently with air conditioning which is fully functional.

 

XUL is fitted with the 3 speed automatic transmission,operated by a column stick.The power assisted brakes are very sharp and whilst they take a little bit of getting used to,they operate well and pull the car up in a straight line.The 5.4ltr V8 sounds terrific,runs smoothly and as you'd expect has plenty of power and torque.The column gear selector works well and the steering operates without issue.Overall it is a very pleasant driving experience,don't expect European style handling but there is obviously plenty of power available!

 

HISTORY FILE

As previously stated XUL comes with the original bill of sale from California,it also comes with other original documentation including an orginal technical service manual,sales brochures and period American motoring magazines which include features on the car.

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Unique in the UK and quite possibly in Europe,you are unlikely to get another opportunity to acquire a Rambler Rebel this side of the Atlantic.124 XUL is not a concours,better than new car,fresh from restoration.It is however in excellent all round condition inside and out and is believed to be one of the best remaining examples.It is ready to use and enjoy and you will be proud to show the car and I gaurantee you will gain a lot of attention on the roads and at the shows!

 

Viewings

For serious interest,viewings are more than welcome and can be arranged for any reasonable day or time,just email or call 01672 512879 / 07813394167.

If you have any questions regarding the car,please feel free to email or call.

 

Overseas interest is more than welcome and we can help with transport if required.