Has this beautiful and stylish car - in the higher price range - from the 60s already been erased from your memory? In this color scheme a fantastic car to see and also rare. There are six more to drive around in the Netherlands and you will therefore see very little in the 'wild'. Christiaan is a good exception. He cherishes his 'American' with a link to Renault.
By: Dirk de Jong
The car was the result of a collaboration that did not last long. The aim was that it would be a nice addition to the model range for Renault. For AMC Motors it meant an easy entry into the European market. Renault already had an extensive network of dealers. The small American or in other words the generously sized 'French' car was not a success and is therefore now extremely scarce.
"Here is the Renault Rambler ..."
This is how the text of the promotional brochure began; “Intended for those whose taste and standing demand a car that stands out from all others. The car you will be envied for. ” In his infectious enthusiasm, Christiaan says: “I found all the cars I owned, every brand, every year of construction special. For example, I also think my Japanese for commuting, the Suzuki Alto, is beautiful. ”
The history of the Renault Rambler goes back to 1999 when his father found the car in a neglected state along the Smildekanaal. As a car mechanic he saw opportunities to give the French American a second life, the interest was also aroused by Christiaan.
Quaint and beautiful
Christiaan: “Something special is a jewel for me. I wanted to take over this car with its beautiful shapes and charming appearance. Fortunately, that was no problem. My father made a contract with an installment plan whereby the car came into my possession 5 years later in 2004, now 17 years ago. The car is now only used at events, but also for holidays abroad. ”
Perfect relationship with the Renault Rambler?
Loves and car loves are beautiful, the wedding ring sometimes has a scratch, and the Renault Rambler sometimes gives problems. Yet the heart continues to beat faster in both loves.
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