Flag Raiser: ’69 Hurst SC/Rambler
American Motors has always been an afterthought in the industry and we think that is a bit unfair. With limited resources and lots of creativity, they came up with some interesting and bold cars. We haven’t paid too much attention either. We’ve probably offered maybe one or two AMXs in the past. Then we came across this car and recognized that it is an important and somewhat rare piece of muscle car history. It took almost 5-years after Pontiac created the GTO for AMC to get a truly competitive car to market. Yes, they had Javelins and AMXs with Go Packages but what they lacked was a real super car ala, Judge, Boss, Superbird, Daytona or SS. The the engineers stuffed its most powerful 390ci engine into their most basic compact – the Rambler. Stir in some goodies from Hurst and the Hurst SC/Rambler was born. The SC had disc brakes, limited slip, glass packs, heavy-duty everything. Then they threw on a vacuum-controlled hood scoop bigger than everyone else. Well almost. The paint scheme was very patriotic and it came in 2-levels – patriotic and very patriotic. The interior too was red, white and blue. All of this for $2,998. They planned on a run of 500 and finished with 1,512. Today’s find looks like it has been sitting for some time but it is remarkably complete. The auction details the mileage at 51,000 and from the looks of the interior it could be right. The patriotic scheme “A” paint looks right too. The seller is asking $19,500. Sports Car Market Magazine has a range of $22 to 40 grand. They give it 4 stars too. This may be one to add to your muscle car collection. Click here for the Buy It Now eBay listing.