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Rambler SP-211 - History


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Rambler

(SP-211: t. 288; 1.177'; b. 23'; dr.11'6"; s.13 k.; a.2 3",2 mg.)

Rambler (SP-211), a yacht built in 1900 by Lewis Nixon Elizabethport, N.J., was acquired by the Navy 16 August 1917 from Kenneth Van Riper, New York, N.Y., and commissioned at New York on 18 October 1917, Lt. Comdr. R. X. Dyer, National Naval Volunteers, in command.

Rambler sailed for the Azores 4 November and operated with the patrol detachment there until February 1918. Then transferred to the Freneh coast, the armed yacht operated out of Brest, on patrol and escort duty, for the remainder of NV`~I,1 W ar I.

After the Armistice, Rambler remained in European waters and into the spring of 1919 carried mail and passengers between British and Freneh ports. On 20 May she got underway for the United States and arrived at New York late in June. She was deeomrnissioned 9 July 1919, was struck from the Navy list 27 August, and was sold to J. M. Scott, of New York City, 16 September 1919.


3"/8cwt and 3"/17cwt

These were a series of built-up guns dating back to the 1890s. This was the standard anti-torpedo boat gun of the late pre-dreadnoughts, armored cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Fired fixed ammunition.

Bethlehem Steel provided twelve guns to Britain during World War I which were known as the 3"/8cwt. Six additional guns, details unknown, were designated as 3"/17cwt.

During World War II about 350 guns were supplied as part of Lend-Lease. These were used mainly on DEMS and on three ex-"R" class submarines.

Mark 2 was a built-up weapon with a side-swing carrier breech. The Mark 3 was of simpler construction but otherwise similar. Mark 5 had uniform rifling and a Driggs-Seabury semi-automatic vertical sliding breech mechanism. Mark 6 was similar but with a longer recoil slide. Mark 8 was a Mark 6 with a horizontally instead of vertically sliding breech block and only one of these guns were built. Mark 6 Mods 4, 5, 6 and 7 were "wet guns" for submarines. Mod 6 had a chrome plated slide surface and rear cylinder while the other exposed parts were painted.


  • Ramblerette
  • Holiday Vacationer – 19ft
  • Holiday Trav’ler – 22 ft
  • Holiday Rambler – 15 ft, 17.5 ft
  • Royal Holiday

Holiday Ramblers from the mid-60s can be recognized by the quilted diamond band and the stamped emblem along their sides. The USA shaped logo and color-keyed stripe distinctively branded the models.


2. Who Owns the Holiday Rambler Company?

The Holiday Rambler motorhome company has a rich and interesting history, which may surprise those looking into the company.

The RV company was founded in 1953 by Richard Klingler in Wakarusa, Indiana, in America. Founder Richard Klingler started the business by building various trailer parts inside of a chicken coop.

It’s impressive that a company coming from such humble beginnings could rise in the RV industry to today’s success. Incredibly the company was not always known as Holiday Ramble but was named after its founder and was known as the Klingler Corporation. The company’s first-ever motorhome was introduced in 1953.

Holiday Rambler has been one of the most innovative motorhome manufacturers since 1961. During 1961 the company introduced a remarkable new era lightweight aluminum body framing that was more durable than the materials previously utilized in RV manufacturing.

This innovation was amazingly the first of its kind and paved the way and became the standard for aluminum framing for approximately 40 years.

Astonishingly this was not the only remarkable innovation that the company introduced. They were also the first to introduce built-in fridges, aerodynamic radiused corners, and holding tanks. Over the years, ownership of this motorhome company has changed a few times.

In 1986 Holiday Rambler was sold to Harley-Davidson and in 1996 was sold to the Monaco Coach Corporation.

After a few years with Monaco Coach, the company was sold in 2013 to Allied Specialty Vehicles and is now in 2021 owned by the REV Group Inc.


Latest classic Rambler cars offered in listings:

1965 AMC Other 11 $9,000.00
1965 AMC Marlin 19 $4,500.00
1964 AMC Rambler American 440 21 $8,500.00
1964 AMC Other American 16 $US $9,169.00
1965 AMC Other 12 $11,000.00
1966 AMC Other 11 $US $3,671.00
1965 Rambler G80 21 $11,500.00
1965 AMC Rambler American 440 American 21 $3,000.00
1965 AMC Marlin 21 $4,500.00
1962 Ford Galaxie 21 $US $14,100.00
1965 AMC Rambler Cross Country wagon 21 $US $4,850.00
1965 AMC Other 19 $US $6,100.00
1965 AMC Rambler 880 12 $US $5,000.00
1962 AMC Rambler American 5 $5,100.00
1958 AMC SPECIAL 17 $8,995.00
1963 AMC Other 19 $US $3,550.00
1965 AMC rambler 5 $US $4,800.00
1968 Chevrolet Camaro believed to be real Z28 12 $42,000.00
1963 AMC Other 20 $US $5,752.00
1958 AMC Cross Country wagon 21 $7,500.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro LS1 Pro-touring 21 $US $24,995.00
1965 AMC Rambler American 440 American 21 $3,500.00
1967 AMC Marlin 17 $5,500.00
1962 Ford Galaxie 21 $US $15,800.00
1960 AMC American 19 $3,650.00
1965 AMC Rambler Marlin 11 $5,400.00
1960 Rambler G90 11 $14,500.00
1960 AMC 3 door Rambler American Wagon 20 $14,950.00
1968 Chevrolet Camaro believed to be real Z28 12 $42,000.00
1965 AMC Rambler 18 $US $4,250.00
1960 AMC 3 door Rambler American Wagon 20 $14,950.00
1960 AMC Other American 5 $US $4,501.00
1966 AMC Other 11 $US $3,150.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pro-Touring LS 21 $US $28,600.00
1962 AMC American Deluxe 13 $US $5,100.00
1965 AMC Rambler American 440 American 21 $4,000.00
1960 AMC 3 door Rambler American Wagon 20 $14,950.00
1961 AMC Rambler 21 $US $3,550.00
1953 Nash Rambler Rambler 13 $29,000.00
1968 Chevrolet C-10 21 $US $16,950.00
1961 Rambler Bronze 21 $7,250.00
1966 AMC Other 9 $12,000.00
1963 AMC RAMBLER CLASSIC 550 12 $US $5,000.00
1963 ramber 21 $US $8,000.00
1964 AMC Other 19 $7,100.00
1965 AMC Rambler 21 $US $6,000.00
1970 Dodge Charger 13 $64,900.00
1969 Chevrolet Camaro 21 $32,500.00
1964 AMC Rambler American 440 21 $9,850.00
1966 AMC Rambler American 440 Convertible 440 9 $10,000.00
1967 AMC Other 20 $US $5,200.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 21 $US $24,995.00
1961 AMC Other 19 $11,499.99
1960 AMC 3 door Rambler American Wagon 20 $US $8,500.00
1965 AMC Rambler Ambassador 12 $US $4,000.00
1967 AMC Other 5 $US $3,000.00
1969 AMC Other Station Wagon 21 $6,500.00
1963 AMC RAMBLER CLASSIC 550 12 $US $7,200.00
1960 AMC Other Rambler 12 $4,500.00
1970 Dodge Charger 13 $64,900.00
1969 AMC Hurst S/C Rambler 21 $29,995.00
1967 AMC Other 5 $US $3,000.00
1963 AMC Other 21 $4,850.00
1964 AMC Rambler American 440 21 $9,850.00
1963 AMC Other RAMBER CLASSIC 550 21 $US $4,500.00
1964 AMC Other 19 $US $6,666.66
1968 AMC Other 11 $6,000.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 21 $US $24,995.00
1972 Chevrolet C-10 6 $13,999.00
1967 AMC Other 5 $US $3,000.00
1965 AMC Other 21 $24,900.00
1963 AMC Other 12 $US $3,000.00
1970 Dodge Charger 13 $69,900.00
1968 AMC Other 11 $6,000.00
1959 AMC American 21 $US $7,200.00
1963 AMC Other 21 $US $3,125.00
1963 ramber American 21 $US $6,201.00
1967 AMC Other 5 $US $3,000.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 21 $US $24,995.00
1969 AMC AMX 19 $29,500.00
1966 AMC Rambler 770 classic 9 $9,999.99
1963 AMC Other 12 $US $3,000.00
1970 Dodge Charger 13 $69,900.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 21 $US $28,000.00
1963 AMC Other RAMBER CLASSIC 550 21 $US $5,600.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 12 $49,990.00
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 12 $55,900.00
1959 AMC Rambler 12 $3,000.00
1964 AMC AMERICAN 15 $5,995.00
1959 AMC American 21 $US $5,735.00
1963 AMC Other 12 $US $3,625.00
1971 Chevrolet Camaro -- 12 $49,990.00
1964 AMC AMERICAN 12 $6,500.00
1959 AMC Super Station Wagon 12 $US $3,000.00
1956 Lincoln Premiere - Utah Showroom 12 $US $9,100.00
1965 AMC Rambler Beach Cruiser Wagon 12 $15,775.00
1966 AMC Rambler 770 classic 9 $13,000.00
1959 Other Makes Rambler American FASSSST 13 $US $10,000.00
1959 AMC Rambler 12 $3,000.00
1964 AMC Other 440 21 $US $3,052.00

Classic Cars for Sale


Mac's Motor City Garage

In the 󈨀s, American Motors worked to shed its dowdy image with fun and sporty offerings like the Rambler Rogue.

What’s in a name? For little Amerian Motors in 1966, quite a bit. The smallest member of the Detroit four was then busily updating its image from producer of modest and economical granny cars to a full-line auto manufacturer. To signal that it was hip to the times, AMC adopted two sassy and anti-establishment model names for 1966: Rebel and Rogue. (The Rebel badge was first used by the company on a one-year high-performance model. Read about the 1957 Rebel here.)

The Rogue’s first appearance was as a mid-󈨆 special edition to call attention to the automaker’s newly redesigned 290 cubic-inch V8. (One might never know to look at them, but the first and second-generation AMC V8s share some basic architecture.) Based on the Rambler American 440 two-door hardtop but with an upgraded interior and some badge and trim changes, the Rogue was available only with the new V8 on the first 1,700 vehicles produced, which also sported distinctive two-tone gold paint combinations. After this initial production run, a more complete Rambler American catalog of drivetrain and paint choices was made available, and more than 8,700 Rogues were sold in that first half-year. As things turned out, 󈨆 would prove be the Rogue’s biggest year.

In 1967 the Rogue lineup was expanded to include a convertible body style, but it was not a big seller (fewer than one thousands units) and was quietly dropped at the end of the model year. A larger 343 CID second-gen V8 was also made available in 󈨇 (on all Americans, not just the Rogue) but barely a handful of these little monsters were built. More commonly, Rogues were equipped with the 232 CID inline six or the 290 CID V8. Arguably, the pinnacle of the Rogue model line was the 󈨉 Rambler SC/Rambler, which was not badged as such but was built upon the Rogue package. (More about the SC/Rambler here.) An interesting bit of AMC lore: For 1969 the American name was dropped and the AMC compacts, Rogue included, were marketed simply as Ramblers.

While the Rogue was no Ford Mustang in terms of styling or sales, it was an attractive little pillarless coupe (and briefly, a convertible) with decent equipment and a fun personality. Frankly, we were a little surprised to learn that in its four-year model run, the Rogue sold fewer than 22,000 units. It seems as though the Rogue’s impact on the market was greater than its sales numbers, so in that regard it accompished its mission, we could say. When the venerable Rambler American platform was dropped for 1970 in favor of the Hornet, the Rogue name disappeared as well.


1962 AMC Rambler American

The vehicle was equipped with four-piston front disc brakes and non-servo type rear drums. A three-speed gearbox came standard. Power windows, AM/FM radio, tilt steering, and air conditioning were offered as optional equipment. A wide range of interior and exterior colors allowed even further customization.

The Marlin was an immediate success for the company, helping to create a profit of over 5 million dollars. In its first year, 10,327 Marlins were sold.

In 1966, the Rambler logo was removed from the hood and rear of the vehicle. Minor styling and mechanical changes occurred in 1966, but for the most part, the vehicle remained the same. The base price was lowered to around $2600. A four-speed manual gearbox was not offered. The ability to customize the vehicle continued with the addition of two new engines, a 232 cubic-inch six, and a 327 cubic-inch V8. The 232 cubic-inch, inline-six cylinder engine was capable of producing 155 horsepower, while the V8 produced 250 horsepower.

Drastic changes occurred for the Marlin in 1967. It began using the chassis used on the AMC Ambassador, which increased the size of the vehicle. The length grew by six and one-half inches, the wheelbase by six inches, and the width by four inches. This greatly increased the weight of the vehicle. That being the case, it also created more room for larger engines. A new 290 cubic-inch and 343 cubic-inch V8s were offered.

Sadly, even with all these changes, sales still were slow. In 1967, only 2545 units were sold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2005

400 Line Station Wagon
Chassis #: C644155
Engine #: 3160133

Options on this car include a three-speed Flash-O-Matic push-button transmission, heavy-duty cooling system, Weather Eye heater, tinted glass, padded dashboard and reclining front seat. The car has just over 50,000 miles. The engine is a 195.6 cubic-inch, overhead valve six-cylinder engine breathing through a Holley carburetor.

In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the 2010 Pebble Beach auction presented by Gooding & Company. The car was estimated to sell for $20,000 - $25,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $50,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


Rambler SP-211 - History

Members of the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club (HRRVC) have a deep loyalty and strong pride for their organization, for it was after all, Holiday Rambler owners who conceived the idea of the Club, who established the purpose and bylaws and who made this the nation's fastest growing corporate sponsored recreational vehicle club.

Holiday Rambler dealers first learned of interest in a club from inquiries made by their customers. The dealers conveyed this information to Mr. Richard Klingler, President of the Holiday Rambler Corporation (HRC), who quickly realized the interest in the formation of a club was nationwide. Mr. Klingler gave the idea his wholehearted support and issued the order to use the corporation's warranty files to send questionnaires to all Holiday Rambler owners of record in the Spring of 1964.

From the many replies, eight couples were selected to represent various sections of the United States of America. They were invited to attend an organizational meeting to be held at the Randall's Inn, South Bend, Indiana on July 25, 1964. From these assembled eight couples came the first members of the National Holiday Rambler Travel Trailer Club, Inc. (NHRTTC) and from their ranks the first officers were elected: Mr. and Mrs. Lowell "Lank" Reynolds (HRRVC No. 1) president, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clutterback (HRRVC No. 2) vice-president, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Leisey (HRRVC No. 3) secretary-treasurer, the first committees formed, and the first regional managers assigned.

These are a few of the milestones our club has made since it started over 45 years ago.


Rambler SP-211 - History

In the mid-1960s American Motors Corporation (AMC) were trying to deal with the new demand for smaller cars with some increased performance. The Javelin and the AMX were not yet available, so AMC’s opening shot was the Rambler Rogue. The Rambler Rogue debuted in 1966, however the Rambler Rogue shown in this post is a 1967 model.

A 1967 Rambler Rogue

The Rambler Rogue was simply a Rambler American 2-door hardtop with some upgraded trim, interior, and some performance options. It is a rather nice package, but it should not really be considered a major performance car. I found the look of this car to be quite attractive and, in addition, perhaps I was drawn to this car by its uniqueness and somewhat underdog status.

I liked The Rather Simple Lines In This Rambler Rogue

The two-toned paint job is eye-catching without being too gaudy. The wheels on this car appear to be after-market wheels and the tires are significantly larger than the tires that were originally fitted on the car.

Dual Exhausts Hint At Performance From The Rogue

This Rambler Rogue has badges on the car indicating that it has a 290 cubic inch V8 engine. I am not sure which version of the 290 V8 is in this car. There was a 2-barrel carburetor version that was rated at 200 horsepower and a 4-barrel carburetor version that was rated at 225 horsepower.

I have included a copy of a part of a road test of a 1966 Rambler Rogue with the 2-barrel 290 cubic inch V8 engine that was published in August 1966 edition of Car Life magazine.

“Car Life” Magazine Road Test Of A 1966 Rambler Rogue With A 2-Barrel 290 Cubic Inch V8

While the above road test was for a 1966 Rambler Rogue, the 1967 Rambler Rogue was very similar and it would be expected that the performance of a 1967 version would be very similar. This road test is also a stark reminder of the fuel consumption of some cars in the mid-1960s. The 2-barrel carburetor version of the 290 cubic inch V8 engine was not a high performance engine, but it still had a fuel consumption of 12 miles per US gallon.

The Rambler Rogue Came With A heavy Duty Suspension

The Rambler Rogue shown in this post had a bench-type front seat, but the middle portion of the seat was taken up by an armrest and, in effect, a booster seat in the middle. I understand that bucket seats and a center consol were available as an option in the Rambler Rogue.

This Rogue Does Not Have “Bucket Seats” But The Armrest Is A Nice Touch

While American Motors Corporation were no doubt thinking of the “pony car” market when they brought the Rambler Rogue out, the better comparison would be with the Dodge Dart GT with the 273 cubic inch V8 engine and the Chevy II Nova Super Sport with the 283 cubic inch engine. In my humble opinion, the Rogue is more appealing than the Dodge Dart GT. The comparison between the Rogue and the Chevy II is a closer call.

The Dashboard Is Very Functional And Simplistic

The interior of this Rambler Rogue is rather simple, which I like. This car has an after-market tachometer which draws attention to the fact that AMC should have included a tachometer that was built into the dash as standard equipment, if they truly wanted to convey the image of a performance car.

This Rambler Rogue Had A Simple Floor-Shift Four-Speed Transmission

Like other AMC products at that time the Rambler Rogue was not a big seller, which now makes them rather rare these days. The Rambler Rogue was available from 1966 to 1969 when the entire Rambler American line was dropped and replaced by the Hornet series. The yearly production was as follows:

Note that a Rambler Rogue convertible was available in 1967 only.

The base selling price of a Rambler Rogue was in the $2,300 to $2,500 range, but the base Rambler Rogue came with an inline 6-cylinder engine. Having the 6-cylinder engine in the Rambler Rogue reminds me of the old Texas saying describing a cowboy as “All hat and no horse”.

Overall, the Rambler Rogue was an interesting car and is worthy of a close look.


Rambler SP-211 - History

THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD

The day was April 25, 1962, with 90-degree temperatures and 25 mile an hour winds when a fire blew through Rutland, leaving the town of Rutland bare, with little economy. That would all change for the little town of Rutland. A convenience store would re-establish a business in the Rutland community and virtually provide a service to the all the patrons in the Lake County area.

The idea was to open a student-run convenience store. After many years of planning, the project would be approved on November 14 th , 1997. The Rutland School board bought into the idea that the Rambler Stop would help teach students how to run a business, as well as providing basic necessities for local people, and anyone that came to town. Grants and donations were received in order to implement this project. The Annenberg Rural Challenge Grant was awarded to Rutland School with hope of reviving its rural economy.

To make way for the Rambler Stop, the twin elevators, which some called Rutland’s “Twin Towers” would be cleared. On November 23 rd of 1997, the elevators were burned to the ground and the land cleared for the future Rambler Stop. Construction started in June of 1998. The Rambler Stop was built with lots of hard work and a generous supply of caring. The staff, students, and community members took an active role in making this dream happen both for the school and the community. These individuals helped run cement, put up the walls and roof, put down the flooring, install plumbing and electrical hook ups, and completed all the finishing work. This just shows what kind of community Rutland is: a community that believes when you pull together you can accomplish almost anything, even things that others think impossible. There was an open house held on October 4 th , 1998 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Rambler Stop.

The Rambler Stop is a community coffee spot. You can stop in almost any morning between 6:30 and 10:00 am and visit with some of the town regulars. You’d have an opportunity to find out how the crops are doing, how much rain they got around Rutland or how the game last night ended up. Many folks stop by to get that convenient cup of coffee to go. You can even get cappuccino or hot chocolate at The Rambler Stop along with basic necessities without their having to drive out of town. Self-serve gasoline, diesel, milk, bread, and ice are available right here in Rutland.

After school the Rambler Stop becomes a hot spot. The athletes stop by for a quick jump-start treat before practice, while others going home just stop by for a quick snack.

Since the opening of the Rambler Stop, improvements have been made to the store, which include a security system, self serve diesel pumps, a new floor and a picnic pavilion.

Ten years later the Rambler Stop dream is still the same. Teach our children about business in a real setting, give our students job opportunities in the area, and give our town and community a convenience store.

So if you’re living in the area, or just passing through, stop in and give us a try. Thanks to everyone for making our “Building of Dreams“ come true.

*Please note store times have changed. Hours are 7AM - 7PM Monday through Saturday Sundays 8AM - 4PM *


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