Introduction to a Limited Production Factory Race Car - the HURST SC/Rambler
Created in the last year of its production
line, the 1969 Rambler took on a whole new purpose.
Once just a mid size economy car for the moderate consumer,
it was transformed into one of the greatest factory
race cars ever produced. They only made 1,512 of them
way back in 1969. They were a mid year production car,
hence the year 69 1/2. Today there are only a few privileged
folks lucky enough to have one to drive.
These cars were sold as factory NHRA F stock production
race cars and used very much in the line of duty. Although
most of them now accompany crash and burn stories, there
are some that remain in private collections, seen only
by their owners and then there are a few others that
the owners continue to use them for the purpose they
were intended. I while owning mine for 19 years did
honor my Scrambler in this way and fully endorse anyone
else who drives their SC in the same line of duty…
continuing to uphold their status as muscle cars.
In a world full of high production number muscle cars,
these Scramblers now are rising to the top of most enthusiasts’
lists for the ultimate muscle car to own and are being
sought after by collectors who once never gave them
a second look.
These Rambler Scrambler's are now, one of the top
10 all time greatest muscle cars, but even more interestingly are one of
the most underrated muscle cars ever produced. This little Rambler SC/Rambler had what it took to
keep up with the best of the big 3 and despite actually
accomplishing that, this little compact Rambler muscle car did so with-out
the degree of respect that it deserved. Competing in
a the tough market of performance consumers, over the
next 30 plus years to come, only the true AMC fan was
able to endure the constant bullying from the on lookers
and stigmas like - Ramblers were your grandparents car.
My dedication to these cars grew throughout the years
and this type of dedication I have is like nothing else that
can be explained, but only experience. A true AMC fan knows
and there is no way to explain how it feels to own one
of these cars, for many years we have had to grow a thick skin but never were our minds changed about these cars! Don't forget the parts availability to
keep this car on the road are equally as hard to obtain
as the car itself. One thing is for sure, It has taken a special breed
of person to maintain the kind of dedication that comes
with the constant verbal abuse by disbelieving owners
of other muscle cars. Interestingly enough the owners
of these cars today are largely still those same dedicated
Today's muscle car market is a little different. Collectors
are noticing how cool it would be to own one of these
cars. Parts availability has slowly improved over the
last few years and will greatly improve the probability
that these cars can be resurrected rather than distroyed.
No doubt, the value of these cars for the true AMC fans
today will certainly reflect the amount
of long over due re$pect.
Joie Vaughan, President & CEO