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For Sale at Auction: 1910 Rambler Model 53 in Online, Missouri

Vehicle Description


Being sold with title.

  • Top-quality restoration all the way around

  • Needs nothing

  • Engine bay is clean

  • Interior is near perfect

  • Brass is bright

  • Top in excellent condition

This is a gorgeous restorationand ready for any show or tour! With what seemed like a popular color combination of the era, it features a garnet burgundy body, wooden wheels painted candy red, with a pine green chassis and accents. Throw in the English Oakfirewall, off-white top, and shiny brass hardware and you've got a lot to catch the eye. Somehow, it all works magnificently!
This may be one of the finest cars in the auction. The car, and especially the engine with its separated cylinders and brass/copper tubing running everywhere, must have been the inspiration for the steampunk movement. The interior is near perfect from the steering wheel right down to the floor. Every detail of this car is amazing. Given the level of restoration and its rarity, it is sure to bring top dollar.
The first use of the name Rambler for an American made automobile dates to 1897 when Thomas B. Jeffery of Chicago, Illinois and builder of the Rambler bicycle, constructed his first prototype automobile. After receiving positive reviews at the 1899 Chicago International Exhibition & Tournament and the first National Automobile Show in New York City, Jeffery decided to enter the automobile business. In 1900, he bought the old Sterling Bicycle Co. factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and set up shop. Jeffery started commercially mass-producing automobiles in 1902 and by the end of the year had produced 1,500 motorcars, one-sixth of all existing in the USA at the time. The Thomas B. Jeffery Company was the second largest auto manufacturer at that time, (behind Oldsmobile).

Rambler experimented with such early technical innovations as a steering wheel (as opposed to a tiller), but it was decided that such features were too advanced for the motoring public of the day, so the first production Ramblers were tiller-steered. Rambler innovated various design features and was the first to equip cars with a spare wheel-and-tire assembly. This allowed the driver, when experiencing a common puncture (flat tires) to exchange the spare wheel & tire for the flat one. In 1914, Charles T. Jeffery, Thomas B. Jeffery's son, replaced the Rambler brand name with Jeffery in honor of his now deceased father.

In 1916, the Thomas B. Jeffery Company was purchased by Charles W. Nash and became Nash Motors Company in 1917. The Jeffery brand name was dropped at the time of the sale and the manufacture of Nash branded automobiles commenced. In 1937, the concern became the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation through a merger with the well-known appliance maker.
In 1910 the Rambler Model 53 made 34 hp, with a 281 cu. in. inline four-cylinder engine. The engine camewith individually cast cylinders, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, and two-wheel hydraulic drum brakes at the rear. Wheelbase: 110" Rambler, advertised as "The Right Car at the Right Price," ranked second only to Olds in production volume in 1902.

Vehicle Details

  • 1910 Rambler Model 53
  • Listing ID:CC-1520381
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Online, Missouri
  • Year:1910
  • Make:Rambler
  • Model:Model 53
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:23
  • VIN:24550
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