1968 AMC Rebel SST

Price: US $8,500.00 Item location: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
  • Make: AMC
  • Model: Rebel
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: SST
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 29,487
  • VIN: A8A197T111018
  • Color: Teal
  • Engine size: 343 CI
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 AMC Rebel

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Selling my AMC Collection. I was hoping someone would have bought them all in the previous "collection" auction, but since they didn't sell as a lot I am now listing them individually. With 4 cars here, there is a lot of information. I took 40 pictures of each car, including undercarriage, and 2 running videos of each car, which will hopefully show you the condition of each reasonably well. The videos can be found on YouTube under "Lane Jackson AMX". That's a friend who took the videos. If you click on his name after opening the first video you will see the rest. The rest of the pictures can be found if you search for Gray's Garage Hibbing MN on google and open our website, that's my shop. You'll be able to find them under the "Used Vehicle Inventory" tab. None of these cars are perfect, they all could use something minor but all do run and drive, and being 40+ years old they all have an occasional rattle, shake, vibration, etc. Remember these aren't 2016 Toyota Camry's people, and they don't ride like one either. That's not to say they aren't very decent cars all around, just please keep in mind they are as old as they are. Likely if you are looking at this listing to begin with you don't even need to be reminded of that, but I figure it doesn't hurt to put it out there. All of them are fairly clean cars, the 2 Big Bad Orange cars needed very minimal body work when painted and the 2 Teal cars with what I believe to be original paint are very solid all around as well, both of which should require minimal body work to put a nice paint job on. All of the glass is good in all of them. Fairly certain I have factory service manuals for all of them, which will go with the sale.
Some will wonder why there isn't an early AMX in the collection. Honestly, because I have never wanted one, I just don't like the chopped back end look - prefer the crisp smooth lines of the Javelin in those years, it just flows so much nicer in the back end (again in my opinion).I will try to describe all of these to the best of my ability, but please review the pictures and videos of each as well. All of them likely have a seep from something, be it transmission, engine, or otherwise, but but none of them have any major leaks. Sitting over the winter I usually see a coffee can size stain under each of them, but I've always wrote that off to age and sealing capabilities back then. I'm selling them because I just don't have time to give them the love and passion they deserve anymore. I wish I did, but I don't, and I've been trying for years to devote more time to them than I have, but I haven't been able to, and that even includes just driving them. It's killing me to see them sit, they need to be driven and enjoyed or put somewhere people can see them and enjoy them. They all are stored indoors all year long. All of the cars are titled in my name and carry clear titles. When comparing my descriptions with other cars listed on here or anywhere else, keep in mind that it is unlikely that any car of this age out there is perfect, whether you are being told that or not. I would rather be as honest as possible and have you be happy with your purchase or have these exceed your expectations rather then the other way around. I've bought a lot cars over the years and know how it feels to think you got taken because the seller wasn't honest, when most of the time I would have bought the car anyway, I just would have planned things different or been prepared for what was wrong, small or large. In total, I have around $65,000 invested in this collection, and fully realize I am going to take a significant loss by selling them. I didn't buy them as an investment, I bought them and did what I did to them because I love these cars, and I'm hoping whoever buys them will be for the same purpose.I can't verify if the mileages listed are original or not on any of them.That being said, here are the details:
1968 AMC Rebel SSTVIN: A8A197T111018MILEAGE: 29,487
THE GOOD:I purchased this car inConnecticutabout 5 years ago. From what I can tell it's all original, with maybe only an engine rebuild 10 or so years ago (judging by the condition of the engine enamel). 343 CI V-8 Automatic. HEI distributor. Drove this one home as well. This car rides amazing, you just float right along but without that 70's Cadillac roll to it. Original industrial Teal paint, originally had a vinyl top that was removed some time ago. Interior appears original but is very decent overall. Reasonably solid car, with only a few minor surface rust spots showing on the body and nothing that I have noticed underneath. I put are-manufacturedcarburetor on it last year. All in all, really decent shape for an un-restored car. Runs, shifts, and drives really well. Power steering and brakes. 4 wheel drums as originally equipped. All gauges, interior lights, and heater/fan functions work fine. I removed all of the exterior trim, but have it all. From what I remember all of it was in fairly decent shape. I had another 68' Rebel and took both sets off and picked the nicest set for this car before selling the other car years ago, and never got around to putting it back on this one.I never cared for the excessive trim, figured when I got around to painting it I would fill all the holes and give it the clean look, but wanted a nice set just in case I decided to install it again.
THE BAD:The right front wheel has a vibration/shimmy to it at about 60 mph and up. Haven't put my finger on it yet. I replaced the strut rod bushings and wheel bearings thinking it would be in one of those, but neither cured it. Could just need a wheel balance and alignment, but I can't say for sure. Being original it wouldn't hurt to have the front end rebuilt anyway, which is why it didn't concern me much. Weeps a little coolant out of the intake manifold bolts and it pools up on the intake corners a little. Doesn't ever run down on anything and I haven't added hardly any coolant to it, but you get the occasional coolant smell while driving. Seems like it clears up after driving it a bit, seems to only happen when cold - then pools up and burns off while driving. Also has Torq Thrust D wheels and decent rubber. The drivers tail light has a chip out of it and I was lucky enough to find NOS ones, which are included. Both seats have a tear in the upper corner of it as shown in the pictures, and the carpet is a little beat up. The wiper motor doesn't park correctly anddoesn'tappear to be the original or factory one, but I am including a pair ofre-manufacturedones (found 2 so I bought them both) and a used one with the steel mounting panel to bring it back to the way it should be. Has a couple dings, scrapes, and bruises, all of which should be evident in the pictures/videos. Nothing major, just what one would expect over the course of 48 years and original paint.Cold blooded, like any carbureted car.
THE BOTTOM LINE:Awesome cruising car for the days you just want to take in the sights and float along or if the old lady is sick of the loud exhaust on the two above. Considering original paint and interior, overall I would rate the exterior an 7/10 and the interior an 8/10, with the engine compartment and undercarriage an 7/10 as well.

I have put all of the cars back into storage now, so please review the pictures and videos as its about a day process to get them all out and take more pictures etc. Everything you need *should* be there between the pictures and videos. I have described these cars to the best of my ability, if I missed anything I doubt it is anything anyone would consider a deal breaker, but I think I got all the bases covered. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, I prefer eBay messaging as I work a hectic schedule and don't have much time during the week, but if you leave your phone number if its a question I can't answer by message I will give you a call as soon as I can.
Not looking to trade for anything, cash/cashiers check only. Please also see the deposit requirements. I will work with the buyer on the timeline after the sale if needed, but I would like them to get to their new home before the snow flies.
And as always, thanks for looking!