My car is the SC/rambler that you see on carsinbarns.com.
It's the 2nd Scrambler on the AMC page, the one
in the snow. I am the 3rd owner of the car. It
was originally purchased in Mora, Minnesota. The
first owner had it for 3 years and sold it to
the person I bought if from which was last February.
I'm 27 years old and have been in the muscle car
hobby since I was 15.
The 2nd owner obviously had the car for a very
long time and it just barely survived. The story
is that he bought the car because he was an AMC
nut. He then proceeded to build the car into a
1/4 mile terror. It was consistently running 12.2's.
in 1974 the previous owner bought NOS fenders,
quarters, doors, deck lid, hood, front and tail
panels and a grill with intentions or restoring
it someday. Some premonition huh? I have the actual
NOS paper work. however, the car was retired from
daily driving in 81 and in 87 it saw it's last
drag strip duty. Then the car was neglected. It
was shot in the rear glass with a pellet gun,
and the mirrors were also shot out. He tarped
the car and throughout the late 80's and 90's
water seeped through the tarp into the backseat
and through the floor. The tarp acted like a green
house and cooked the whole interior to crap. Rusting
also occurred on the dash and all hinges. The
floors are gone. The engine bay remained remarkably
unscathed, except for the fact that water seeped
through the intake and froze the block.
The owner had a stroke and has since been stricken
to a nursing home. I bought the car with all intentions
of returning this car back to completely stock.
It will be a long haul but I would never want
a clone car. I was planning to start work on it