Illustration for article titled Renault Alliance: The Car That Saved AMC!

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 French government. The Alliance- and its later Encore spinoff- was a Kenosha-ized Renault 9, and it grabbed the 1983 Motor Trend Car Of The Year award… then, well, things didn't work out so well. Franzouse, always on the lookout for interesting French car-related stuff, has found this Alliance worship site to brighten up our Monday. []

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