1966 AMC Rambler American 440 from North America - Comments

12th Sep 2008, 02:56

Wrong! My first car was a 1966 Rambler American 2 door hardtop. It had a 232 slant 6 (from the factory). When that engine blew we installed another 232 slant 6 from the factory (from a junk 66 American 2 door hardtop) right in. I am not an enthusiast or any of that, but this I know as fact!

The 1966 Rambler American 2 door hardtop DID come with a 232 slant 6 from the factory; end of story.

12th Sep 2008, 13:25

Ramblers were ahead of their time, as were many Studebakers.

6th Feb 2009, 10:00

At least he didn't call it a V6.

15th Jan 2010, 11:39

The Rambler was way ahead of its time. I own a 1966 Rambler American 2 door hardtop, and yes it is a straight six.

4th Feb 2010, 20:02

I purchased new, and still own a 1966 Rambler American 440 2-Door Hardtop, 3-speed with O/D. It has a 199 6-cyl engine. It needs a lot of tender loving care.

5th Feb 2010, 21:46

I had great luck with my 66 Ambassador 327 V8 that my grandparents gave me to drive to college. A wagon, but it was cool. I drove it until 1974, no issues at all.

21st Apr 2011, 10:56

I also own a 2dr HT, and it has a 232 inline 6, not a slant, and my father has a Convertible 232 inline.

29th Dec 2012, 18:34

Wrong 2x. A slant-6 has the cylinders canted, hence the, uh, name. A straight six like the Rambler 232 has the cylinders vertical in the block, not slanted. End of story.

28th Jan 2013, 11:21

I used to work for an American Motors dealer, and can't recall ever seeing a slant 6 motor. Worked there in the mid 60s and thru the 70s after I got out of the service.

26th Mar 2014, 17:30

That's because -- there weren't any Ramblers/AMCs with a slant six, despite what earlier commenters have asserted. Maybe they think any in-line six cylinder motor is a "slant six".

Add another comment

Note: A Comments RSS Feed is available. New comments appear in the Members Area before the main site