Tuesday, February 16, 2016

American Muscle Cars - Hurst SC/Rambler

The Rambler American was a tried and true AMC compact car.
The Rambler badge has been created by Nash in 1954 and it's name continued on with this car.
It was designed to be a low priced family car and was actually commissioned by AMC President George W. Romney, the father of Mitt Romney.

American Muscle Cars -  Hurst SC/Rambler

But in 1969, AMC went a little crazy with this little compact car.
They took the compact car and turned it into a muscle car, the Hurst SC/Rambler, designed by AMC and Hurst Performance.

They took a normal little Rambler and shoehorned a 315 horsepower 390 AMC V8 engine into it, the same engine that came in the AMX.
Then they gave it a T-10 four-speed manual transmission, a Hurst shifter, dual exhaust with Thrush mufflers and a heavy sway bar, plus some more goodies.
This was a factory full on race machine.
No options, just pure speed.
The cost...$2,998.00.
Yep...that’s it.
Even in today's economy, that would be under $20,000 dollars for a dragstrip ready car.

In factory trim, the Hurst SC/Rambler could go 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds and blast through the quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at 100.44 mph.
When people modified them...they got faster.

By the way...the SC stood for "Super Car".

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