Saturday, November 26

1963 Rambler Classic 770 Sedan

The Rambler Classic 770 was mechanically limited to 770 mph, hence the 770 designation.

Portland, OR
Photo: Bill Stengel


  1. I had one of these as my first car. Actually it was my parent's car. I had little driving experience when I first encountered a turn-around in a court in which I made a left turn CCW in the circle. There were no seat belts in those days. As I turned CCW, the"G" force slid me over to the passenger side of the front seat which had slippery clear slipcovers. With no one behind the wheel I proceeded up the steps of someone's front steps and made a quick right and jumped over their 5 foot wall landing in the driveway exiting toward and just missing a fire hydrant near the curb. I drove off the curb and continued for 200 feet and stopped the car next to a police woman at the corner of Clifton Avenue who watched me climb out of the driver's side window because the car was too bent to open the driver's door. Paid out of pocket for that repair. September 28, 1969 at Godwin Court Clifton, N.J. Street-view available.

  2. Here is the actual property where I jumped the wall.,-74.1691494,3a,75y,38.35h,80.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZYHV4TojEum2UcSw4xbl_g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6547d618c787330b!6m1!1e1