“Lord I was born a ramblin man
Tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can
And when it’s time for leavin’
I hope you’ll understand
That I was born a ramblin’ man.”
Every time I come across a Rambler from any era, my mind’s ear hears guitar player Dickey Betts singing the first verse of the song “Ramblin’ Man”. Of course my brain can’t stop there. It… rambles (sorry) over to the instrumental section which has been long seared into my brain. Betts’ classic guitar solos, along with harmony guitar lines contributed by Les Dudek provide the musical backdrop for every Rambler car I see for sale. There are worse things to fill one’s mind with I suppose…
Like the vocal stylings of The Captain and Tennille.
If you are old enough to know who I’m talking about, I’m sorry I had to do that to you. If you are not, go listen to “Muskrat Love”. Keep in mind however, that you’ll never be able to un-hear it once it starts playing in your mind. So be judicious (ahem, don’t do it). By the way HERE is a photo of them. The one whose eyes says “she made me wear this” (the white captain’s hat) is you guessed it, “The Captain.” Tennille is the probably the culprit with the bowl haircut.
But anyway, if you listened to that song, I’m sorry for defiling your ear holes. Feel free to rinse them out with Dickey and The Allman Brothers Band:
As it turns out, the 1972 release of that song was the only top 10 single the Brothers ever had. Which didn’t stop the band from having a long, long, long career. I’m actually listening to it right now as I write this. Good cruising music for sure. Which is why this car is a perfect accompaniment.
I definitely could feel rollin’ down highway 41 in this peach. Well perhaps not a peach (Allman Bros reference) but most certainly a gem…an emerald you could say. This emerald green over black and grey interior 1967 Rambler Rogue convertible is one of only 921 examples produced. The engine has been upgraded from a 6-cylinder to an AMC 360 V8 with auto transmission that the seller states runs great.
Milage on the car is just a tick over 80,000 but the milage on the drivetrain is unknown. Paint and bumpers are in good condition, dash and carpet is new, as is the convertible top. Some defects noted by the seller are a chip in the windshield, there are tears in one front seat and some gauges need to be repaired. There’s also some bubbling on the driver’s side rocker panel.
Additional photos are available from the seller who can be contacted HERE on ebay.
“Lord I was born a Rambler Man…”