I am selling my sweet “Mabel”, she is a 1965 AMC Rambler Ambassador 990. She is all original except the carpet. The carpet was replaced with NOS authentic AMC carpet. She was originally sold at an AMC dealership in Downey in 1965. The first owner later sold the car to a second owner in Los Angeles who had the car for many years and sold the car to a guy in Studio City in January 2009. I bought the car from him in September 2009. The car is a clean,dry, rust free California car. I am the forth owner of the car and Mabel served me well for one year and half. I only used for to tow a vintage 1966 Driftwood travel trailer for shows. Mabel gets a lot of attention because of the originality and color. It will be difficult for me to get her go but I have a reason.
The exterior is mostly original. I replaced the taillight lenses to a pair of NOS taillight lenses. The paint is all original with some patinas and looks really cool. I replaced all door seals. The engine is original and had some work on it. The only job done on the engine was the exterior parts such as A/C, valves, heads, water pump, radiator, and others. I do have the invoices of the job done on the engine. The engine runs very strong. It has 102,000 original miles. The transmission is a 3 speed and shifts smoothly. Tony Wade, a well known mechanic in Burbank/Glendale did a full service on the car and told me the car will run forever. Brake pads have been replaced and bled. I installed air shocks but still have new stock shocks. I had the hitch installed with vintage electric brake for vintage travel trailer. Mabel is fully loaded as if you were to go on a cross country road trip. It has a roof rack, tow package, bed, and A/C. On the side of the car has a “Cross Country” script badges.
The interior is also all original except the carpet. It was replaced to NOS carpet. It was done by the second owner. The interior is remarkable and does show a sign of aging. The headliner is original and does show some discolored spots. I found a set of NOS matching color Rambler floor mats. A modern radio has been installed in the glove box compartment along with 6 CDs changer hidden in a storage box in the back of the car. The original radio remains on the car. The rear seat folds down to use as a bed or storage. A pair of Hollywood plastic visors is included.
I towed a vintage travel trailer with the car and it towed very well. The engine is a V-8 327, comes with a 4 barrel Holly carburetor. The car is currently registered and I have the title on hand. You will need to arrange for shipping for pick up the car. I will have the car parked and stored securely. The car comes with a correct size high quality car cover. I will keep the personalized plates. I also have three extra rims that have been powder coated and 4 original hubcaps. The current hubcap with spinner will be removed and replaced to an original hubcaps. If you wish to keep the 7 hubcap with spinner and it will be extra cost. I also have some spare parts for the car. I have a pair of fender trailer mirrors. I have many photos of the car. Please contact me if you want more photos of the car and also you can view a video on youtube of the car. I have an experience doing auto transport worldwide. Shipping will be at your expense and I will not transport the car to the port to ship worldwide due to liability after sold. You can contact me at 818-287-7788 or text me at 818-471-8066.
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I wanted to add a few things about the car. I met and had a chat with the previous owner of 12 years last month. She mentioned that she was a member of AMC Rambler club and she told me that the car is known to be a few registered in the USA (for the 990 station wagon model,) I wish I could find the fact that it is true. Secondly, the car was featured in a or several commercials. It may be a special car with the histories.