1963 AMC RAMBLER CLASSIC
THIS IS THE CLASSIC 660 MODEL
VERY ORIGINAL IN AND OUT
ORIGINAL "Z" CODE CAR
ORIGINAL CODE "45" CAPE CODE BLUE METALLIC
THIS IS A GREAT ENTRY LEVEL CLASSIC
IT IS PRICED TO SELL
AMERICAN MOTORS CARS ARE GOING UP IN VALUE !!!
VERY COOL SEDAN TO CRUSE
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT !!!
TRANSMISSION SHIFTS AS IT SHOULD
ORIGINAL INTERIOR ,
In mid-1963, a new 287 cu in (4.7 L) V8 option was announced for the Classic models. The 198 hp (148 kW; 201 PS) V8 equipped Rambler Classics combined good performance with good mileage; even with the optional "Flash-O-Matic" automatic transmission, they reached 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in about 10 seconds and returned fuel economy from 16 miles per US gallon (14.7 L/100 km; 19.2 mpg‑imp) to 20 miles per US gallon (11.8 L/100 km; 24.0 mpg‑imp).19
The new AMC cars incorporated numerous engineering solutions. Among these was curved side glass, one of the earliest popular-priced cars with this feature. Another engineering breakthrough was combining separate parts in the monocoque (unit construction) body into single stampings. One example was the "uniside" door surround that was made from a single stamping of steel. Not only did it replace 52 parts and reduce weight and assembly costs, it also increased structural rigidity and provided for better fitting of the doors.20
American Motors' imaginative engineering prompted Motor Trend magazine to give the Classic – and the similar Ambassador models – their Car of the Year award for 1963.21 Motor Trend's "award is based on pure progress in design, we like to make sure the car is also worthy of the title in the critical areas of performance, dependability, value, and potential buyer satisfaction