1965 AMC Rambler Ambassador 990H
I am the 5th owner of this beautiful 1965 Rambler Ambassador 990H. The car is original and not a variously defined restoration. The 990H was the top of the line Ambassador for the 1965 model year. The car has all available options except tilt steering wheel and power windows. The car is factory equipped with an AM/FM radio with Vibra-Tone. For us old people – REVERB! In the 1960's this was an option that enticed young women to show you their breasts. (My wife says that description is "inappropriate". So. nbsp;my apology to those who agree. )I have owner documentation starting with the transfer from the original owner. Chester Miller. nbsp;of Madison WI to the 2nd owner Arthur L. Peacock. nbsp;of Morris. IL on July 5. 1980. At that time it is documented the car had 10032 miles. Further documentation shows the transfer from Mr. Peacock to the 3d owner. Ted & Barb Maleport. of Sault Sainte Marie. MI on February 9. 1983. with documented miles of 11485. The Maleport's owned the Rambler until October 17. 2003 and sold the car to Jhon Jay Whiteside. also of Sault Sainte Marie. MI with 29353 documented miles. Mr. Whiteside operated a local body shop and adjacent used car lot in Sault Sainte Marie and had spoken to Mr. Maleport for years about purchasing the beautiful Ambassador. Mr. Whiteside's interest in the car was business. He wanted to park the stunning car on his car lot during business hours to attract customers. I purchased the car from Mr. Whiteside on June 18. 2007 and transported to its current home in Sheridan. OR. At transfer the car had 30475 original miles. Mr. Whiteside stated in his 2007 Ebay Motors listing that “I am only the 4th owner and have put less than 1000 miles on it myself. I am only selling because I simply do not have any time to enjoy the car – and somebody should be enjoying it. ” I have years of vehicle documentation mainly from the 3d owner Mr. Maleport. Mr. Maleport stated in documentation – "July 1995 – Hit a deer on way to Iola. Wisconsin. Wrecked the front end pretty bad. Had to have Kelvin & Rodney come & take car home on trailer. ” "1996 - Insurance paid for car. We kept the car & had it repaired. Bought parts from all over. Hood came from state of Washington. Freight was more than the price of the hood. Had car painted by Collins Collision. terrible job. had it redone by P & P Collision. Car was basically back together when I had a stroke in August 1996. ” There are lists from 1996 of items replaced. Both new and used parts. Many purchased from Blazer Auto. a current AMC/Rambler/Nash parts dealer in Moline. IL. I have averaged roughly 1000 miles per year for the 8 years I have owned the Ambassador. I simply have lost car show/club interest and for the past 3 or 4 years the Ambassador has been covered and garaged. I take it on drives several times a year to keep the tires turning and cylinders burning. The car has won trophies at several prestigious car shows. In 2008 and 2009 the car was recognized as Best in Class and in 2009 awarded Most Original at the 36th & 37th annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance show. in Forest Grove. OR. In 2008. Concours judges told me they could not tell the car had been wrecked or parts replaced. In 2010 the Ambassador won Best in Class and People's Choice trophies at the AMCRC National Meet. in Sacramento. CA. Over the years I have replaced many mechanical items. to include brake parts. power brake booster. 600cfi double pump Holley carburetor. water pump and thermostat. NOS clock. battery & cables. nbsp;A/C compressor. alternator. voltage regulator. fluids and tires. The car has aftermarket oil pressure and AMP gauges (which I tuck under the dash during car shows) and emergency flashers which weren't available until 1966. Last year I installed a period correct 12 volt battery and new period correct cables from Antique Auto Battery. I have also installed a pusher fan. Fan is not visible and switch/wiring is hidden from car show judges. The only blemish is the fraying in the driver's seat back. I have factory matching fabric. vinyl and welt from SMS Auto Fabrics in Canby. OR for seat upholstery. I have had the rear bumper re-chromed. the grill re-anodized and vacuum plating for the interior C-pillars. There is not a flake of rust on the car. It's been wet more from washing than rain. The dash. carpet. door panels and headliner look as though they're in a 1965 vehicle with 37050 miles. To my knowledge. everything works. The exception is I replaced the A/C compressor late last year and have not charged the system. It is ready for 134A refrigerant. Please look the pictures over closely; I am human and it's possible I've missed something. I have tried to be complete with history and description. Please feel free to ask questions. I will respond in a timely manner with all available information. All trophies and documentation belong to the car. My hope is the Ambassador goes to a caring home that shows the vehicle the appreciation it deserves and has received for the past 50 years. All expenses associated with vehicle shipping are responsibility of buyer. Seller will assist in preparation and shed tears when the Ambassador makes the trip to its new home.