Meet Mabel, a 1962 Rambler American 400 convertible

Meet Mabel, a 1962 Rambler American 400 convertible

Pick of the Day likes long drives and gets front-row treatment from valets

“Meet Mabel,” the advertisement on 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, see Pick of the Day.

The clock works!



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    September 4, 2018, 5:36 AM

    way overpriced..drop the price a third..

    • Jase Pont@RAY ANTOKY
      September 4, 2018, 3:57 PM

      Stunning car. I knew the owner. That price is an insurance guaranteed collector price. The 1962’s sell for around $8K-$10K.

  • Larry Matheny
    September 5, 2018, 9:58 PM

    I would like to drive back to San Jose. What do you think.


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