About This 1960 AMC Cross Country
Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Cosmetically beautiful, original (other than paint and upholstery), stock and complete 1960 AMC Rambler Cross Country Deluxe Station Wagon. I'm selling this for my buddy who bought it in 2010 because his parents had one just like it when he was a young boy. It was as you see it now minus the recent paint and upholstery he had done. He drove it for a while before the engine went south on him. After deciding not to rebuild the original engine (hairline crack in block originating from a casting flaw), he bought a 1964 AMC Rambler 770 Cross Country Deluxe Wagon that was rusty but had solid running gear. Apparently the engines are the same. He was going to bolt in the engine/transmission from the 770 (it even has factory AC!) and have a cool daily driver. He has since moved on to other projects and has asked me to sell both cars in one transaction as a package deal (but if you want either one separately he will certainly consider that).
The exterior looks very pretty. It was resprayed in the original red. All body panels are straight. I have climbed underneath, inside, outside, over, under, and through and can't find any signs of accident history. This is a major plus for a 52 year old unibody car. All hard-to-find trim pieces are there plus an extra set of brand new R-A-M-B-L-E-R chrome grille letters. Tires are very cool, period correct, bias-ply, wide white walls. The car has aged very well from a corrosion standpoint but still has typical, easily repairable (mostly flat panel) undercarriage rust behind both front wheels and in front of the right rear wheel (see pics). I have already removed the brittle pieces. All the hard points remain very solid. If you are in a dry climate as I am it can be left alone. If you are in a moist climate I would treat it with some kind of protectant.
The interior has aged exceptionally well. Flooring is original; headliner is near-perfect other than rear-most panel; dash is stunning (complete with zero cutting or butchery of ANY kind); door panels are excellent. All flat glass is in great condition. Windshield glass has a vertical crack slightly to the left of center. Again, the only upgrade from stock and original is the new upholstery on the front and rear bench seats. It even comes with a set of nifty old Sears/Allstate aftermarket front seat belts.
The original engine and all accessories are included as is the parts car. The clutch, three-on-the-tree manual transmission, and torque-tube style rear differential always worked great when car was being driven around town. Brakes worked well but now two wheel cylinders and master cylinder are leaking.
Specs & Details
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black and White
Miles Driven: 28,386
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