American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker
American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of
In American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker, author Patrick Foster provides the ultimate inside look into an American corporation that rose from the death throes of a once-thriving independent auto industry, putting up a valiant fight for nearly half a century before succumbing to the inexorable will of the corporate machine. Born from the ashes of Hudson and Nash, AMC represented a last, desperate attempt at survival for an independent automobile company. Thanks to the steady, capable leadership of George Romney, the company not only survived, but thrived, riding on the success of the firm's small, economical cars like the Rambler. When competition arose from Ford, Plymouth, and Chevrolet and the market began to shift toward performance and luxury cars, AMC found itself poorly prepared to compete with its bigger rivals. With the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the small cars from AMC once again refilled corporate coffers, and the firm's purchase of the Jeep brand also generated profits--but ultimately, it was too little, too late. Even a partnership with French automaker Renault and the introduction of all-wheel-drive cars couldn't save AMC. In 1987, Chrysler Corporation purchased AMC and the story of the last independent automaker came to...
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The Cars of American Motors: An Illustrated History
The Cars of American Motors: An Illustrated
Though American Motors never approached the size of Detroit’s Big Three, it produced a long series of successful cars that were distinctive, often innovative and in many cases influential. This history examines AMC’s cars from the company’s formation in 1954 through its absorption by Chrysler in 1987. The Gremlin, Pacer and Eagle vehicles are examined in detail, as are the AMC custom cars of George Barris and Carl Green. The text details AMC’s 1980s involvement with the French firm Renault and the design legacy of that joint venture, which includes the Hummer. The evolution of Jeep is covered from the 1960s through the 2000s. Features include some 225 photographs; a listing of AMC / Rambler clubs, organizations and business entities, with contact details; tables of detailed specifications and performance data; data on technical devices, trim packages and all model variations; a comprehensive account of AMC / Rambler appearances in film, television and cartoons.
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Legendary American Motors Magazine: Premiere Issue
Legendary American Motors Magazine: Premiere
In its 33-year history, American Motors produced many memorable cars. From the merger of Nash and Hudson in 1954, until it was itself "merged" into Chrysler in 1987, its cars left their mark on the American automotive scene. These cars include the 1957 Rebel, the first muscle car, the revolutionary 1963 Classic and Ambassador, the 1965 Marlin, the 1969 Hurst SC/Rambler, the 1970 Gremlin, the designer editions of the Hornet Sportabout and Javelins, the 1975 Pacer and what is probably its greatest legacy, the 1980-1988 Eagle, the forerunner of the modern crossover. Because budgets were always tight at AMC, its designers and engineers were forced to do more with less. Was it no wonder than many former AMC employees had long runs as Chrysler employees in Auburn Hills? Legendary American Motors Magazine will celebrate the cars and people of American Motors. This is a preview test issue, our proof of concept. If you like it, lets us know. The plan is to produce four quarterly issues in 2017. That is if we can attract 1,000 subscribers willing to pay $40/year (postage included) to have four 52-page issues delivered to your door, four times a year. Please send us your feedback, if you will subscribe and if you will contribute yours stories. Write LAMM direct at [email protected]
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Bygone Brand AMC American Motors Corporation Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Retro Car Tees Gray XL
Bygone Brand AMC American Motors Corporation Short-Sleeve Unisex
The American Motors Corporation was in business from 1954 until 1988. They competed with the Big 3 at the time, GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Their small cars included the Gremlin, Pacer, and Hornet. Muscle cars in their line up included the AMX, Javelin, and Marlin. The 4-wheel drive Eagle could be America's first true crossover. Renault acquired a major interest in AMC in 1979 and Chrysler ultimately acquired the company. 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester) Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) Shoulder-to-shoulder taping Side-seamed
- Color: Dark Grey Heather
- Brand: Bygone Brand
- ASIN: B07RFT2RFF
American Motors (AMC) / Jeep / Navistar / International Harvestar / Scout - "Ilco" Nickel Plated "Single Sided" Key Blank - (RA3 / S1970AM)
AMC American Motors brochure Javelin Gremlin Matador Ambassador Hornet
AMC American Motors brochure Javelin Gremlin Matador Ambassador
7 3/4 x 10 3/4", 24-page brochure. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Condition as shown. Defects not visible in scan[s] are described. Item is complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Pictures show actual item, never a stock image.
- Brand: The Jumping Frog
- ASIN: B0186UVQNK
1975 1976 AMC American Motors Gremlin X Decals & Stripes Kit - Black
1975 1976 AMC American Motors Gremlin X Decals
This is an exact reproduction, American Motors Authentic Restoration Product decal kit for a 1975 1976 Gremlin. This user-complete kit equips you with everything necessary to restore your vehicle to its original appearance. This kit is screen printed to match OEM colors and is the most accurate decal kit available. This is not like other kits on Amazon. It is correct, licensed and accepted as the industry standard for concourse restorations. Phoenix Graphix is proud to officially announce its presentation of the 1975 1976 AMC American Motors Gremlin X Decals & Stripes Kit. This 1975-76 AMC Gremlin X stripe kit is manufactured to meet or exceed OEM stripe/decal standards. Your surviving collectible car deserves the best restoration stripe kit on the market. Our AMC-style stripe and decal kits will restore your classic Gremlin X back to factory specifications.
- Color: Black
- Brand: AMX
- ASIN: B00AWW9JK8
1970 AMC AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN 2-Door SEDAN VINTAGE COLOR POSTCARD - BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL POST CARD - USA !!
1970 AMC AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN 2-Door SEDAN VINTAGE
1970 AMC AMERICAN MOTORS GREMLIN 2-Door SEDAN Color Sales Postcard, 5½ X 3½" aprox., (Issued in the U.S.A.). Wonderful, FACTORY ORIGINAL color card in VERY GOOD condition. No rips, tears or folds but has a tiny scratch on front, almost unnooticeable. No effect on card at all.. This is a NICE item in NICE shape !! PLEASE NOTE You are buying a PRINTED PIECE OF PAPER, NOT A CAR, NOT A MAGAZINE OR ANY ITEM DESCRIBED OR PICTURED IN IT.
- Brand: AMC
- ASIN: B07D33GP2F
American Motors Convention and Mustang/Boss Expert
The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer - Documentary Film
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's "Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something a ...
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The Last AMC Dealer
AMC Dealer Still In Business
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The AMC Gremlin - An American Motors Marvel
This is the story of the AMC Gremlin. Remarkable to think AMC was able to beat Ford and GM to market with the first American built subcompact. Though largely written off as a truncated Hornet, the Gremlin had a personality all its own and performed reasonably well during its first few years. I'...
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1972 American Motors AMC Randall Gremlin XR 401 & Engine Sound - My Car Story with Lou Costabile
If you enjoy the videos and would like to Sponsor me on Patreon, my Creator link is https://www.patreon.com/MyCarStoryWithLou On “My Car Story” we're in Rosemont IL at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals on 11-15-18. We’re looking at a 1972 American Motors AMC Randall Gremlin XR 401 in White ...
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R.I.P. to AMC: The Kenosha Automobile Plant Final Shutdown
A final tour of the Kenosha Wisconsin lakefront automobile assembly plant on November 22nd, 1988. Employees take you inside, outside and even on top of this landmark. It was oldest functional auto assembly line in the world when "The Motors" made its last 1989 Dodge Omni 30 days later. At its pe...
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