In spite of George C. Scott's endorsement, the Renault Alliance GTA failed to save American Motors. Few remain on the street today, but here's one that managed to evade The Crusher for more than 20 years.
With Renault's American partner, AMC, on the ropes in 1987, the lords of Kenosha decided that a factory-hot-rod version of the AMC-ified Renault 11 would be just the thing to fend off disaster.
All right, that headline isn't quite what you'd call accurate; actually the Alliance probably hastened AMC's demise by a few years; while Chrysler could get a great big bailout from Uncle Sam, AMC- not being considered "too big to fail"- had to get bailed out by the government. The - and its later Encore spinoff- was…