1956-1957 Rambler Specifications

AMC implored potential buyers to "Drive the Rambler -- You'll Make the Smart Switch for 1956." Many did, and soon AMC's all-new compact was riding the crest of a sales explosion. Here are the specifications for the 1956-1957 Rambler:

Rambler's 1956 lineup consisted solely of four-door models.
Rambler's 1956 lineup consisted solely of
four-door models like this sedan.

1956 Rambler Models, Prices, Production*

Model
Weight
Price
Production
5613-2 Custom Cross Country 4-door hardtop wagon
3,095
$2,494
402
5615 Deluxe 4-door sedan
2,891
1,829
21,966**
5615-1 Super 4-door sedan
2,906
1,939
**
5615-2 Custom 4-door sedan
2,929
2,059
**
5618-1 Super Cross Country 4-door wagon
2,992
2,233
21,554***
5618-2 Custom Cross Country 4-door wagon
3,110
2,329
***
5619-1 Custom hardtop sedan
2,990
2,224
2,155
Total 1956 Nash Rambler


46,077
Total 1956 Hudson Rambler


20,496
Total 1956 Rambler


66,573

*Figures by model are for the Nash Rambler. No breakdown by model or body style is available for the Hudson Rambler. ** and *** Combined production numbers.

1957 Rambler Six Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
5715 Deluxe 4-door sedan 2,911
$1,961
9,402
5715-1 Super 4-door sedan
2,914
$2,123
16,320
5715-2 Custom 4-door sedan
2,938
$2,213
10,520
5718 Deluxe Cross Country 4-door wagon
--
--
75*
5718-1 Super Cross Country 4-door wagon
3,042
$2,410
14,083
5718-2 Custom Cross Country 4-door wagon
3,076
$2,500
17,745
5719-1 Super hardtop sedan
2,936
$2,208
612
Total 1957 Rambler Six


68,757

*Fleet sales

1957 Rambler V-8 Models, Prices, Production

Model
Weight
Price
Production
5723-2 Custom Cross Country hardtop wagon
3,409
$2,715
182
5725-1 Super 4-door sedan
3,223
$2,253
3,555
5725-2 Custom 4-door sedan
3,259
$2,343
3,199
5728-1 Super Cross Country 4-door wagon
3,359
$2,540
2,461
5728-2 Custom Cross Country 4-door wagon
3,392
$2,630
4,560
5729-2 Custom hardtop sedan
3,269
$2,428
485
5739-2 Custom Rebel hardtop sedan
3,353
$2,786
1,500
Total 1957 Rambler V-8


15,942
Total 1957 Rambler


84,699

1956-1957 Rambler Specifications

General
Price
$1,829-$2,786
Wheelbase, inches
108.0
Overall length, inches
191.1 (198.9 with Continental tire)
Overall width, inches
71.3
Overall height, loaded, inches
58.0 (Cross Country wagon, 58.6)
Tread, front, inches
57.8
Tread, rear, inches
58.0
Rear axle ground clearance, inches
8.1
Minimum ground clearance, inches
6.9
Weight, pounds
2,891-3,409
Total glass area, square inches
3,493.2
Fuel tank, gallons
20.0
Luggage space, cubic feet
25.0
Cargo area, wagon, cubic feet
80.0

Interior
Head room, front, inches 36.0
Leg room, front, inches
43.0
Shoulder room, front, inches
57.7
Head room, rear, inches
35.0
Leg room, rear, inches
42.0
Shoulder room, rear, inches
57.6

Engine, 1956

Type
Typhoon ohv inline 6
Bore × stroke, inches
3.13 × 4.25
Displacement, cid
195.6
Horsepower @ rpm
120 @ 4,200
Horsepower per cid
.613
Torque, pounds/feet @ rpm
170 @ 1,600
Compression ratio
7.47:1
Main bearings
4
Valve lifters
solid
Carburetor
Carter 1-bbl downdraft

Engine, 1957 Six

Type Typhoon ohv inline 6
Bore × stroke, inches 3.13 × 4.25
Displacement, cid 195.6
Horsepower @ rpm 125 @ 4,200 (135 bhp @ 4,500 rpm with two-bbl carburetor option)
Horsepower per cid .613
Torque, pounds/feet @ rpm 175 @ 1,600
Compression ratio 8.25:1
Main bearings 4
Valve lifters solid
Carburetor Carter 1-bbl downdraft

Engine, 1957 V-8

Type 90-degree ohv V-8
Bore × stroke, inches 3.50 × 3.25
Displacement, cid 250.1
Horsepower @ rpm 190 @ 4,900
Torque, pounds/feet @ rpm 240 @ 2,500
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Main bearings 5
Valve lifters solid
Carburetor Carter 2-bbl

Engine, 1957 Rebel

Type 90-degree ohv V-8
Bore × stroke, inches
4.00 × 3.25
Displacement, cid
326.7
Horsepower @ rpm
255 @ 4,700
Torque, pounds/feet @ rpm 345 @ 2,600
Compression ratio
9.5:1
Main bearings
5
Valve lifters solid
Carburetor
Carter 4-bbl

Electrical system
12-volt

Transmissions
Silent Synchromesh 3-speed manual, synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd; Automatic Overdrive and 4-speed GM Dual-Range Hydra-Matic optional

Body
"Double Safe Single Unit Car Construction," welded, Bonderized for rust protection

Suspension

front
independent, upper and lower control arms, coil springs
rear
solid axle with torque tube, Panhard rod, coil springs

Shock absorbers
Delco direct-acting type

Steering
Gemmer worm-and-roller with Ball-and-Twin-Needle bearings
Ratio
23.0:1
Turns lock-to-lock
4.7
Turning circle, feet
37.4

Differential hypoid, semi-floating rear axle
Final drive ratio
3.58:1 (Hydra-Matic)

Brakes
Bendix 4-wheel hydraulic; vacuum assist optional
Drum diameter, inches
9.0
Swept area, square inches
149.6

Wheels, inches
stamped steel, 15 × 4

Tires
6.40-15 4-ply nylon tubeless; 6.70-15 with V-8

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