Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ramblin' in the New Rambler

The museum's 1904 Rambler Model L arrived a week ago, and Willy has already had it out rambling around the Wedgewood Resort hotel grounds. It is definitely a crowd pleaser!

The Model L, with its side willow baskets, canopy top, swinging front glass window and waterproof side curtains, was one of the most popular early Ramblers built. This is apparently one of only four Model Ls known to survive (if you have one, please contact us!). It still has its original coachwork, brass lamps and brass trim.

This Rambler has completed an impressive five London-to-Brighton runs and participated in the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain’s Diamond Jubilee Rally in 1990. Its known provenance includes the Rothman Cigarette Company/Craven Foundation (Canada), several owners in England, and Ambassador William Middendorf II. It is a great addition to our museum!


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