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In 1957 dual headlamps were legal in some states but not in others. Some cars that were meant to have duals, had single headlights for this reason. The car in the picture looks like the basic, stripped down model. Perhaps single headlights were used because they were cheaper. And they already had the bezels and headlights in stock.

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This car is actually a 1959 Rambler Deluxe with a 1960 Deluxe front clip.

 

The 1960 Rambler did not have fins and had larger vertical taillamps with a "fin"  rolled over the top of the rear fender.  Also, the 1960-62 Ramblers had a wraparound windshield with an angled A pillar.   The 1956-59 Ramblers had a vertical A pillar.   Also the rear window was enlarged and the C pillar thinned down.

 

Attached are photos for a 1959 Rambler Deluxe 4dr Sedan (with optional dual lights) and a 1960 Rambler Deluxe with the standard single headlamps.

 

 

1959 Rambler USA Deluxe 4dr Sedan with opt. quad lights.jpg

1960 Rambler USA Deluxe 4dr Sedan 265.jpg

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The single headlamp system was standard equipment on the 1958 to 1960 Rambler Deluxe models, with four headlamps optional.  

 

Attached are photos of the 1958 models.    Note the difference in the fin on the rear door, and the difference in the grille, comparing the 1958 to 1959 models.

 

1958 Rambler USA Six Deluxe Grille - Two Headlamps 1.jpg

1958 Rambler USA Six Deluxe Grille - Four Headlamps 1.JPG

1958 Rambler USA  Six Custom 4dr Sedan 221.jpg

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For the 1959 models -

 

Two headlamps standard on the Deluxe again.   Four headlamps were optional.

 

Note the difference in the grilles below the headlamps on the 1959 compare to 1958.  Also notice the difference in the fin on the rear doors.

1959 Rambler USA Six Deluxe Grille  - Two Headlamps 1.jpg

1959 Rambler USA Grille - Four Headlamps.jpg

1959 Rambler USA Six Custom 4dr Sedan 112.jpg

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And finally 1960 - the last year for the single headlamp system on the big Ramblers.

 

Also attached is the 1961 Rambler.   Note the rear of the car is similar to 1960, but the grille is completely new, and available only with four headlamps.

 

1960 Rambler USA Grille - Two Headlamps.jpg

1960 Rambler USA Grille - Four Headlamps.jpg

1961 Rambler CDN Classic Six 4dr Sedan 112.jpg

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