Original Owner - Bob (Crazy) Crayton
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2002

Original Owner B Scheme with X-Ram

This SC/Rambler was Sold to Matt Wilson
Bob Crayton had owned the car for 31 years...

Special thanks to Bob (Crazy) Crayton for keeping such a nice history of the SC/Rambler, up to this point Bob had owned the car for 31 years. and BIG THANKS FOR SELLING ME THE SC/RAMBLER OF MY DREAMS!!!! , Matt.

Bob Crayton had owned the car for 31 years. A friend of my wife (Valerie), Mick Crayton, told me about his friend that had a SC/Rambler. Mick called me one day and ask me if I wanted to go see it. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was my dream come true and it was right here, just a few miles from where I had been living for the past several years. When I arrived at Bob's house, I found the car sitting in a corner of a little old garage. I thought the car would need allot of work, so I went home to think about it. Two hours later, Bob called my home and ask me if I wanted to go for a ride in it. I sure did!!!! It scared the hell out of me. I knew there was no doubt that this was definitely the car for me. Now I just needed to sell my wife on the idea. You see I had just bought a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle the day before I got the call about my dream car. Much to my surprise my wife, Valeri, was very understanding and helped me make my dream come true.

Bob wouldn't sell the car to just anyone. He wanted someone to get the SC/Rambler that would love the car for what it was and enjoy it as much as he did for the past 31 years. i am sure having more enjoyment than I ever dreamed of. I only hope I can keep it for 30 plus years.

Bob also included old time slips, photographs, and paperwork of the early history of the car. I also purchased the Cross-Ram Intake and what may be the world's only surviving set of NOS (B) Scheme stripe decals. My SC/Rambler is a nice un restored car with 35,000 miles on it.

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1992
Hot Rod Supernationals Canfield Ohio

 

 
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1980's

Early Drag racing video footage at Keystone Raceway Park

Video was taken in the mid to late 80's and that was when my SC was running a all stock 390. Bob's mom took the video back then and the car went on to win that night,note the newer win decal on the window. That was the last time the car was at the track until I bought it and made my first and only pass.

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1979
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1972-75
Eldora Raceway
11.35 1/4 mile ET Time slips

Bob Crayton from the early 70's regularly raced the SC/Rambler but took care to preserve the car and never cut it up. It was an eight time class winner at Keystone Dragway in Pittsburgh, PA. Crayton installed a "Group 19" Cross ram Intake, 290 degree Cam, and a set of headers. With these simple bolt on's, he turned his best 1/4 mile time of 12.61 This was with the stock 3.54 gearing. Bob Crayton told Matt that the car had run faster then 12.61 at Eldora raceway in Fairmont WV but he was not able to find the old time slips. He said he had won once at that track when he had the car set up right and a strong 390 under the hood.

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Aug.31, 1973
Letter from American Motors
 
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1972
Eight time class winner at Keystone Dragway in Pittsburgh

Bob Crayton regularly raced the SC/Rambler but took care to preserve the car and never cut it up. It was an eight time class winner at Keystone Dragway in Pittsburgh, PA. Crayton installed a "Group 19" Cross ram Intake, 290 degree Cam, and a set of headers. With these simple bolt on's, he turned his best 1/4 mile time of 12.61 This was with the stock 3.54 gearing.

Note that this is after he had pealed off the old decals and had them painted back on shortly after this. He had the decal kit but chose to have them painted on.

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Jan 18, 1972
 
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1969
 

The father of the man who ordered in the SC/Rambler was the owner of the AMC (Capital Motors) dealership in Connellsville, Pa. The father did not know that the SC/Rambler had come into the dealership. The son was hiding the SC/Rambler in the basement of the dealership. At night him and his brother would take it out drag racing. It took the father about a week before the word got back to him that there was an AMC in town that was beating the pants off of everybody!!! He tells me that the car was running in the 13.80's by letting some air out of the tires. Needless to say, all hell broke loose when his father found out and the car was put on the Sales Floor. Bob Crayton bought the SC/Rambler from Capital Motors in 1972 for $1500.00. He took the car to his home about 7 miles down the road in Uniontown, Pa. Where the history begins.

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