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Douglas Rambler Motors- Louisville, Kentucky

A picture sent to me by Eddie Stakes, of Planet Houston AMX showing Douglas Rambler of Louisville, KY.






EDIT: Location identified by Member amxed on December 19, 2007

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Guessing 1961?
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I sent this picture to Eddie at plant Houston several years ago it is a post card of /from Douglas rambler Louisville Ky.
It was located on Bardstown Road.
Blaine
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Great information, Blaine! Thanks for shedding some light on that one. I've been wondering about that for quite a while now. Killer contribution. We appreciate the help…
RM Bonus for you tonight! :)
-mike

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Awesome! It's great when we can place one of the "orphan" dealerships! I will get it moved into the proper region tonight.

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I found the post card, I sent to Eddie, this is what it said on the back:

"Douglas Rambler Motors
2411 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.

42 years of honest service to Louisville. Our specialty, America's leading compact car."

I Also bought a car that came from there, that had an oil change sticker that said "Wilhelmi Douglas AMC".

Some of the AMO people from the mid '80s may remember the stories about the AMX's & AMC's on the roof of a closed down AMC building in Lou Ky.
I know of at least 1 couple from the Georgia group stopped on their way home from the nationals to check out these cars.

When Jack Wilhelmi sold the building in '88, he tried selling these cars, that had been sitting for years, the ones he didn't sell he sent to his ex-service manager's farm.

There were about 50 cars; 2 AMXs, 1 SC/Rambler, several '60s Ramblers, and a '50 Nash Rambler 2 door panel wagon that was used by the US Post Office.

I bought the '69 AMX & restored it, & later sold it. It's being sold on E-bay this week-end.

Hope this sheds more light on this post card.

 
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I can't believe there were that many unsold cars???

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These were all used cars/trade ins. Most were what someone in the mid to late '80s might think would be collectible AMC one day; 2 door hard top Ramblers, convertibles, AMX ,SC/Rambler, a pink Gremlin.
Blaine
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And they were right.  Hmmmmm, pink Gremlin, never saw one.  Factory or repaint, I wonder?

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Repaint- they had turned it into a convertible.
Blaine
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Would like to see how that turned out.

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It would have been nice, if he would have used some kind of frame connectors.
Blaine
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Re: Douglas Rambler Motors- Louisville, Kentucky

Nice to see an even earlier view.

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Re: Douglas Rambler Motors- Louisville, Kentucky

Thanks a lot for that pic, sadayo.  I really like these threads where these places are being traced back through time.
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