Classic Ad Watch: 1969 AMC Ambassador

Rich velour seats, air conditioning, and a longer wheelbase for that posh limousine ride! Nobody will be confusing this car with that other Ambassador, no sirree. Seems strange that the rear would be sagging so much from the load of two passengers (also odd to see a car ad in the post-Nader era in which the passengers don't even pretend to wear seat belts) but maybe that's all part of the posh thing. Most importantly, we wonder how many Ambassador buyers went for the available 390/4-speed option. Definitely not enough of them.


Classic Ad Watch: 1969 AMX [internal]



Hey, I had one of those! Of course it was 1978 when I bought it. What a land yacht it was. I put a used engine in it right after purchasing the car, then drove it 3 years, including moving all my earthly possesions from Ohio, through Texas and out to Utah when I joined the USAF. The car was invisible to Highway Patrol in its tan color and so ugly that most of the time I never took the keys out of the ignition even though I didn't live in the finest part of town. It was too ugly to ticket and too ugly to steal- perfect!