1957 Rambler Rebel 327

Pictured below is the factory hot rod that was the first application af AMC's new 327 cid V-8 engine in a Rambler body. Introduced in 1956, the 1957 Rambler Rebel was originally supposed to have Bendix's new Electrojector fuel injection as an option. The FI was never used. At Daytona speed week in February 1957 it did 0-60 in 7.2 seconds. The only car faster was a fuel injected Corvette at 7.0 sec.

1957 Rambler Rebel

1957 Rambler Rebel

The brochure stated "The amazing performance and agility of the Rebel is derived from a combination of maximum power with compact size and minimum weight. The Rebel is a most unusual automobile--with the new electronic fuel injection system, it has the most horsepower per pound of any compact six passenger American automobile."

1957 Rambler Rebel

Pictured below are two other 1957 models that came
equipped with the 255 horsepower 327 V8.

Nash Ambassador
1957 Nash Ambassador and 1957 Hudson Hollywood Hornet
Hudson Hollywood Hornet