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1959 Rambler American: Stunningly Simple

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I’ve always liked Ramblers. Even when I was a kid and everyone knew only grandmas drove Ramblers I appreciated this somewhat odd segment of American cars.  When I found this 1959 Rambler American 2 Door Station Wagon on Ebay, I realized I had never seen an interior of a 1959 American. In an age of gadgety space age dash boards, American Motors came up with one of the simplest dashes I have ever seen.


Whereas most cars of the era had several chrome pods protruding from the dash,  American Motors kept it simple with a single round pod centered over the steering wheel.

That’s all folks! All you need to know is tastefully displayed. The transmission selector design is also nicely executed.