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.

As we know, that didn't work out so well; Chrysler bought AMC early in '87 and all hopes for a reissue of the Matador disappeared. Here's George C. Scott doing his best to move some of the last GTAs off the showroom floor.

Can we watch a car ad featuring George C. Scott without following it up with some General Turgidson ranting? Of course not!

You know what's coming next!