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Romney Rambler Crossing the eBay Auction Block

Ties to two presidential campaigns.

by on Feb.18, 2013

You can own a piece of history.

It may not have driven up to the White House, but a nearly 50-year-old AMC Rambler now going across the eBay auction block has historic ties to two presidential campaigns.

According to a listing on the popular site, potential bidders have less than four days left to snatch up the 1964 AMC Rambler Classic once owned by former Michigan Governor George Romney.  The one-time president and chief executive of American Motors had the white two-door when he made his run for the White House in 1968.  His son Mitt used the car to launch his own bid for president in 2007 during a campaign appearance in suburban Detroit.

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“What’s most amazing about this car is that it’s so well preserved and un-restored. The paint is all factory and in excellent shape for its age,” said the current owner, a Rancho Cucamonga, California resident who is selling it on eBay under the screenname “socalsoda.” He added that, “”What’s most amazing about this car is that it’s so well preserved and un-restored. To find a car this well preserved is rare, but to find a car this well preserved and with this documentation and ownership history is amazing. The paint is all factory and in excellent shape for its age.”

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Romney Blasts Bailouts During Michigan Debate

Candidate contends efforts “wasted billions of dollars.”

by on Nov.10, 2011

Candidate Romney during a 2008 campaign appearance - before the bailouts of GM and Chrysler.

He may have strong ties to Michigan – where his father once served as governor – but presidential contender Mitt Romney has little good to say about the government bailouts that saved two of that state’s “Big Three” automakers.

In fact, he leveled his latest criticism of the federal aid handed out by Presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama during an appearance in the shadow of Chrysler’s headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills.

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Contending “Michigan was the pride of the nation,” when his father George was governor, Romney asserted that the multi-billion-dollar rescues for Chrysler and General Motors “wasted billions of dollars initially,” and were “the wrong way to go.”

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