1969 American Motors Hurst SC Rambler
The 1969 American Motors Hurst SC Rambler was a unique attempt
by AMC to target the die hard "go fast" crowd of muscle
car enthusiasts in 1969. AMC's attempt was a considerable success
for the company which only planned on producing 500 versions. Total
production ended up at 1512 cars. The SC/Ramber (or Scrambler) was
built from a simple formula; big engine in a tiny car. AMC succeeded
in creating a memorable performance car that is quickly increasing
in modern values. The Hurst Rambler is one of the quickest AMC products
ever to come out of Kenosha.
There is no mistaking an SC/Rambler with it's vibrant red white
and blue paint treatment. All SC Ramblers received this paint styling
and blue colored steel wheels. Hurst Ramblers also featured a large
functional hood scoop and 390 in. decal on the hood affectionately
directing a buyers eyes to the massive hood scoop. Paint schemes
were available in an "A" style which included red and
body sides or in a "B" style which featured red and blue
below the body belt line like the photo below:
At the heart of the little SC Rambler was AMC's powerful 315 horsepower
390 cid engine. All SC Ramblers were mated with a tough Borg and
Warner 4 speed transmission, necessary Hurst shifter, and a 3.54
"Twin-Grip" rear end.
Hurst AMC's received special interior treatments to match the vibrant
exteriors including custom colored seats, Hurst shifter, and Sun
All Hurst Ramblers featured heavy duty shocks and
springs, Bendix power assisted front disc brakes , quick ratio steering,
heavy duty clutch, glass pack mufflers and upgraded cooling system.
Five spoke mag wheels with trim rings and red-striped Goodyear tires
were standard on all SC/ Ramblers.
1/4 Mile: 14.4 @ 100.44 mph
1512 hardtops (approx only 300 in paint scheme A). The first 500
cars featured the red center body panels and a blue arrow on the
hood with the word "AIR" spelled out on the hood.