Rambler Rebel V8
The Rambler Rebel is an attractive early muscle car that was born by chance. Squeezing a 327 V8 engine from the Nash Ambassador into a compact, light Rambler body created one seriously fast yet unassuming muscle machine. The 327 V8 delivered 255 HP, which wasn’t that much (via Hemmings).
However, in the compact Rambler body, it produced 0 to 60 mph times in just seven seconds. But this powerful engine option raised the price of an affordable Rambler. There were few buyers ready to pay extra for the privilege of outrunning anything else on the road. Rambler made only 1,500 of them as a result.