You’ve got to hand it to AMC: they absolutely understood what Americans wanted from their cars back in 1967. They understood that most Americans just wanted a powerful, roomy vehicle they could drive to out-of-the-way, color-matching fields where they could play their cellos in peace, as they made their fellow cello-playing friends have to hike to find them.


Is that too much to ask?

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I used to live next to a field like that. My dad was chasing cellists out of it on a weekly basis. Nothing worse than trying to have a nice conversation with your family and hear an AMC pull into the field. You just knew that it was a matter of minutes before all you could hear was screeching cellos.