Meet Mabel, a 1962 Rambler American 400 convertible

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“Meet Mabel,” the advertisement on ClassicCars.com begins, “she is a true classic beauty who loves long drives in the countryside or around the lake and front row at the valet.”

As her name might indicate, Mabel has been rolling down the road for a while, because she’s a 1962 Rambler American 400 convertible, and she’s the Pick of the Day.

She’s being advertised for sale by a private seller in Grove Heights, Minnesota, although the advertisement notes that she’s a 3-owner California car “who has been loved and cared for her entire life.”

The seller believes the 53,000 miles on the odometer to be correct and notes that Mabel wears her original two-tone white and teal paint scheme, with a teal interior “as comfortable as your favorite recliner.”

Battery and whitewall tires are new, with only 1,800 miles on the Firestone 710s.

The 196cid inline 6-cylinder engine has been restored, the ad notes, and is strong, clean and doesn’t “skip a beat or vibrate or rattle.” The engine links to a 2-speed Flash-o-Matic transmission.

The black top powers up and down. The dash clock works! However, the original tube radio turns on but needs new tubes to pull in a signal. 

Mabel can be yours for $18,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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The clock works!

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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