1959 Rambler American … aka Sweet Pea


Sweet Pea, as she was affectionally called by her one and only owner, is a 1959 Rambler American. The Rambler American is a compact car that was manufactured between 1958 and 1969. The American was the second incarnation of American Motor Corporation (AMC) forerunner Nash Motors’ compact Rambler that was introduced in 1950 and marketed after the merger with Hudson Motors under both marques during the 1954 and 1955 model years. The compact Rambler American was most often the lowest priced car built in the U.S. It was popular for its economy in ownership, as was proven by numerous Mobilgas Economy Run championships. After an optional second-generation AMC V8 engine was added in late 1966, the cars also became known as a powerful compact “muscle” models that included the 390 cu in (6.4L) version built in conjunction with Hirst Performance, the 1969 SC/Rambler.


  • Engine: 195.6 cu in
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Horsepower: 90
  • Wheelbase: 100 in
  • Length: 178.25 in
  • Width: 73 in
  • Height: 57.32
  • Number Sold in 1959: 29,954
  • Base Price: $1,789