Monday, February 25, 2013

Romney's 64 Rambler on the eBay auction-block

Romney's 64 Rambler on the eBay auction-blockPaul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 4 days

It may have not driven home to the white, but a nearly 50-year-old AMC Rambler has historical ties with two presidential campaigns on the eBay auction block.

According to one entry on the popular website, potential bidders have less than three days, classic 1964 once owned by former Michigan Governor George Romney to take the AMC Rambler. The one-time President and Chief Executive of the American Motors Corporation had the white two-door when he made his run for the White House in 1968. His son Mitt used the car to launch his own candidacy President 2007 during a campaign appearance in the suburban Detroit.

"What about this car amazingly is that it is so well preserved and unrestored has." The color is all factory and in excellent shape for his age, '' the current owner, Rancho Cucamonga, California, resident, who sold it on eBay under the screen name said"Socalsoda." He added that "" the most amazing thing about this car is that it is so well preserved and amount of compensation. To find a car, well received is rare, but to find this car well maintained and with this documentation and ownership history is amazing. The color is all factory and in excellent shape for his age. "

Known for his bipartisanship now former businessman bought out-of-style, and politician, after he serve as Governor of Michigan AMC had already left the 64 Rambler. Romney was masterfully for small cars, which go so far as to blow up American Motors larger Detroit rivals for the manufacture of "gas-guzzling dinosaurs."

It is unclear how long he drove the six-cylinder Coupe, although it was still in the family, when Romney during the 1968 President Lyndon Johnson called into question. The Governor of Michigan was considered a strong contender to the top by his own declaration for getting an opponent of the Viet Nam war, explains, that he originally "was been heard by the military" will be thrown.

Romney's death remained in the family until shortly before the senior White Rambler in 1995, when he gave it to the Walter p. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan Chrysler, AMC had purchased more than a decade earlier. The Coupe remained in the collection until shortly before Chrysler 2009 bankruptcy as, through a series of steps, sold it to a collector in Northern California was purchased by the current owner.

The current top bid as of Tuesday afternoon, was $10,500. The auction will be 21 on Friday, to close 22 February. It is unclear whether all members of the Romney family take part in the auction.

The Rambler has a 196 cubic inch six cylinder engine and after the current owner is good progress, although he did unregistered in a sealed garage since you purchased the Rambler.

Mitt Romney, it is very likely that he spent at least some time in the backseat of the 64 AMC Rambler as he about would have been 16, when his father bought the Coupe. In fact a later, blue received the younger Romney and Mrs Ann model of the Governor, if they got married.

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