The second-generation AMC Javelin was called the “Humpster” for its enormously arched front fenders. According to Hemmings, in 1971—after designing the two-seater AMX and the first-gen Javelin in the ’60s on the Rambler American platform (in an effort to “catch up to” Ford’s Mustang)—AMC nixed the AMX model and…
Are you feeling sort of down? A little crappy? Buddy, I get it, and, even better, I know exactly what you need: a big, painful injection of vitamin Would You Rather, injected right into your neck! It’s been way too long, right? So let’s do this!
Our pals over at Car Design Archives found this remarkable sketch on eBay, and only just posted it today, making this likely the first time it’s been seen publicly. It’s a sketch of a proposed American-market truck, based on the Renault 12, and dating from 1979, the year Renault bought AMC. What would AMC and Jeep…
In just a quick glance, you can tell that this AMC Javelin isn’t even remotely messing around. A menacing face, a huge hood, and massive fenders wrapped over three-piece HRE wheels. A thousand horses from a 6.2-liter supercharged Dodge Hellcat engine. An opulent gold paint job.
It’s here! Friday is here! Fire up your AMC Javelin and hit the road!
Lift your spirits with the AMC Eagle Sport!
French cars, love them or hate them, are very rarely boring. Renaults, even when they’re designed to be utilitarian or cheap, somehow manage to have a certain interesting flair: look at the Renault 4 or Dauphine or Twingo: all cheap, basic cars, all somehow charming in their own way. Not so with the Renault Alliance,…
This is the real world; it’s not just fantasy. If you open your eyes and look up toward lot 608 at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas next week, you may just make yourself into a poor boy (or girl), because the recently restored 1976 AMC Pacer used in Wayne’s World is up for auction.
Yesterday, we wrote about Renault’s lovely-looking rebirth of the legendary Alpine A110, the mid-engined Alpine Vision concept. Renault says the car will be sold “across five continents.” Unless they’re counting Antarctica, that sounds like it could include the U.S. But which brand could sell it here?
Welcome to Paper Jam, a new feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
I’m a little surprised that we haven’t covered this in detail before, because it’s so crammed full of Jalop-bait: jumping and flipping cars, AMCs, James Bond, frustrated backwoods law enforcement, and lots of secret math and early computers. The jump is the famous corkscrew from The Man with the Golden Gun.
I have one huge beef with the classic American car scene, and it’s that you tend to just see the same stuff over and over and over again. Mustang, Camaro, GTO, Bel-Air. There’s so much great vintage American iron that goes unloved, like this 1969 AMC AMX.
Victoria Vetri, better known as Angela Dorian, was the Playmate of the Year in 1968 and got a pink AMX as a trophy. Then came Roman Polanski, the Manson Murders, and a nine year prison sentence four decades later.
Are you not looking forward to your day at work because of all the tedious Comet v. Rambler debates you know you're going to have? Wouldn't you like to just settle it, once and for all? Well, if you're on the Comet side, you're in luck. If not, you better switch, or this'll never end.
Maybe this advertisement looked cool or happy-go-lucky to 1967 eyes, but to our eyes in 2014, it just comes off as creepy as hell. Like scenes from a period piece horror movie, the circus based Rambler "new cars" ad from the American Motors Company makes my skin crawl. And yet, what is a nightmare for us is probably…
Just take a moment and consider the full name of this car: the American Motors Corporation Cowboy. Just saying all those words together should materialize a waving flag behind you and cause an eagle to alight on your shoulder. Pretty amazing for an economy car trucklet that never happened.
Why is it that all the interesting car companies are the ones that always die?
AMC was the perpetual underdog of America's motor industry, and the only reason they survived as long as they did was because they were so damn clever. And by "they" I mostly mean designer Dick Teague. AMC was always strapped for cash, and Dick was a master of cost-cutting. His masterpiece of cost-cutting was the AMC…
On the evening of November 17th, 1986, Georges Besse collapsed in the gutter outside his home in Paris. He had been shot four times in the head and chest, his body covered in blood. His death, while unfortunate, was not the only one that night. It also marked the end of the American Motors Corporation.