Testors 7404 Rambler
Pro Street Model Kits
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Quoting from the assembly
instructions included with the Testors Rambler Pro Street:
In 1916, Charles W. Nash resigned as President of General
Motors to start a company under his own sirname. Two years
later he bought the Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, WI.
makers of the slow selling Jeffery, and a model called the Rambler.
Renamed Nash Motors, the fledgling auto-maker surged up the sales
charts, reaching as high as eighth place in industry production
during the thirties.
After the war, Nash pioneered the compact car market with
the aerodynamic Rambler as its main marquee. Wind tunnel
testing, and drag coefficients, resulted in their upside down
boat looking appearance. In 1954, Nash merged with Hudson
to form the American Motors Company. Three years later
AMC was selling Ramblers almost exclusively.
In 1969, as a bidding farewell to the long distinguished Rambler
Marquee, the American Motors Company issued the SC/Rambler, a
limited edition Rogue American. The SC/Rambler affectionately
nicknamed Scrambler, boasted a big 315 bhp 390 V-8, functional
hood scoop, four speed transmission with a "Hurst"
shifter, heavy-duty suspension package, and a loud, red, white
and blue paint scheme.
Priced at a mere $2998.00, the Scrambler was hardly sensible,
in the Rambler tradition. Tradition aside, the Scrambler
was certainly a spectacular junior muscle car, with confirmed
road tests of low 14 second ETs in the standing quarter mile
at over 100 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds. In
all, only 1512 of these gems were produced, triple the number
that had been planned.