July 20, 2022
This 1963 Rambler American 440-H marks the nameplate’s initial entry into the pillarless hardtop body style. As a matter of fact, the ’63 models would be the lone hardtop entries for these “Squamericans,” which were introduced for model year 1961, and replaced for 1964 by a whole new lineup of cars which were a bit larger and of a more rounded design. The 440-H was a notch above the 440 hardtop, and added reclining front bucket seats, a floor console, and a 2-bbl 138-hp Custom Flying Scot inline six of 195 cubic inches. We saw this relatively rare (9,749 produced) example at this summer’s Harbor Cruise car show at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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