Rambler Wagon Found Resting In The Woods

It's calling to me, and I can't resist its charms.

This beautiful Rambler was found on a recent drive along some of the Albertan back-roads.

I just love those lines. Now, to locate the owner!

As many of you know, I have a massive soft spot for Ramblers, and also a soft spot for wagons. Combining the two should make for a predictable result; as such, when CaffeineFuelled pointed this little beauty out, my head snapped around almost 180-degrees. When the words, “Holy shit, it’s a Rambler!” finally made it out of my mouth, CaffeineFuelled managed to pull one of the fastest U-turns I’ve seen on a single-lane dirt road with a truck that is actually longer than the road is wide.
As I don’t have The Googles here at work, I’m left doing my best guess based on memory. But I think that it’s a ’62 Rambler Classic Cross-Country. It’s actually in surprisingly nice shape; Ramblers are not exactly renowned for their resistance to the dreaded oxides, so to see one this nicely intact was refreshing.
As it was technically on someone’s property, and this is Alberta, where the phrase “shoot first and never mind the damn questions” is rather prevalent in many people’s minds, I didn’t want to get too close for too long, lest I end up with a buckshot haircut. Nevertheless, I could see the interior was in decent shape, if not pristine. Similarly, the bodywork is fixable, with much of it looking to need nothing more than a few hours with a power-buffer.
This little beauty is the epitome of a salvageable project car. As soon as I have some cash — and a place to store the car — this may be one of the first cars I come back to rescue.
CaffeineFuelled commented that my mentality towards project cars was like her mentality towards stray kittens; I just want to save them all, bring them with me and give them all a nice loving home. Is that so wrong?

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  1. njhoon Avatar

    Is it me or does the Nissan Armadas roof line mimic these wagons?

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      <img src="http://www.atozautolights.com/images/AutoPhotos/NIAR0408.jpg&quot; width="800" height="423" />

  2. CptSevere Avatar

    That Rambler is a sweetie. Yeah, I'm like you, I just want to take lawn monuments like this away and give them a good home. It's a good thing I don't have about ten acres of empty desert at my disposal, it would be covered with cars like this, and I'd never have time/money for anything else.

  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    njhoon, no, it's not just you. I noticed it, too. And yes, I dig those old Ramblers.

  4. muthalovin Avatar

    Wait. You don't have The Googles at work?!? What kind of 3rd world country do you live in where there is no Google at work?!?
    Oh right. Canada.

  5. engineerd Avatar

    In a few hours I'll be sitting in a bar with a bunch of accountants celebrating the end of tax season. When I get that first beer, I'll raise it in a silent toast to you, my friend. Here's hoping you can rescue this and every other car you want.
    As far as space, all you really need is a few acres, a pole barn, and an Airstream. Why a few acres? You do still want to build that race track, right? Maybe a rally coarse?

    1. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

      You an accountant as well, on top of being an engineer?

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        Accountants celebrating the end of tax season? I can just imagine the mayhem. Sure hope no barstools get pitched through any plate glass windows or any bouncers get their asses kicked. I guess bars across the nation will be installing chicken wire on the stage, a la Bob's Country Bunker in "The Blues Brothers." It's gonna get awful drunk out, tonight.

      2. engineerd Avatar

        No, Mrs. engineerd is a CPA. I hope when we have kids they are athletic, otherwise they are starting life at a disadvantage being the product of two nerds.

        1. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

          There is nothing wrong with being nerds, at least most of them get to earn a lot of money in real life. I sort of consider myself a nerd, in a way, though TBH I am more of a frat boy who graduated with a nerdy degree. Hey, what can I say? I love these damn cars!

  6. Goingincirclez Avatar

    I may be looking at buying a few dozen acres of property this weekend. There's supposedly a natural cave, a few trainloads' worth of lumber (maturing in 20 years), a creek, an elevated portion suitable for building, acres for crops, etc. As I type this all out, I'm still on the fence as to whether this is a sensible proposition…
    …but if that car (or anything comparable) were lying in wait for rescue, it'd already be a done deal.
    Sigh. Priorities: I has them.

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