VINTAGE JUNKYARD EXPLORATION (part 8)
This is part 8 of 9 of a vintage junkyard tour, including a look at some
old Trucks, Jaguars, Fiats VWs, Corvairs, Barracudas, Studebakers, Desotos
AMC Rebel Machine
Muscle car fans: this is required viewing.
AMC fans: here's some incredible footage that you never knew existed.
Here comes 49 seconds of the only known factory film footage of the 1970
AMC Rebel Machine. The outrageous red/white/blue monster that is as much
an icon of muscle car excess as the Dodge Daytona/Plymouth Super Bee.
I bought this 35mm film several years ago off of eBay. The vendor had
purchased it from a film company that had gone out of business. That
company had been storing films and bits of film for the past 40 years or
The rest of this film is the entire AMC product introduction film for 1970.
It's one of only two 35mm film prints that I own. I'm sorry that I don't
have the soundtrack. Back in the day, films were assembled from pieces.
The other piece to this film would have been a 35mm soundtrack. (That's
all. Just the sound.) These two pieces would have been mixed together to
create a master. Maybe the soundtrack will surface someday, and maybe
we'll get to hear what AMC had to say about this classic, low-volume muscle
Until then, enjoy shots of the Rebel Machine doing donuts on a live
airstrip! (I can only imagine what Homeland Security would do to this guy.
I'm sure they have some room at Guantanamo.)
West Coast All AMC Show with AMX III
Lance Lambert travels to Irwindale, CA to an AMC show and an in-depth look
at the AMX III. This short excerpt from a longer program shows some of the
cars and the AMX 3. Music by Susan and the Surftones. More info at
1968 AMC Rambler Muscle car S/CRambler Clone S/C American Motors For Sale
This is a very clean 68 AMC Rambler it is in very solid shape and would be
a blast to drive around wile you fix the little things to restore it etc
someone painted it at some point and it looks great. Make sure and check
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i got this info from Wikipedia
The Rambler American is an automobile manufactured by the American Motors
Corporation (AMC) between 1958 and 1969. The American was the second
incarnation of AMC's forerunner Nash Motors second-generation Rambler
compact that was sold under the Nash and Hudson Motors marques from 1954
The American can be classified in three distinct generations: 1958 to 1960,
1961 to 1963, and 1964 to 1969. During the entire length of its production,
the car was sold under the Rambler brand name, and was the last Rambler
automobile manufactured for the Canadian and United States markets.
The genesis of the Rambler American began when AMC President George
W. Romney saw that AMC was in need of a small compact during the Recession
of 1958. Romney also wanted to build momentum in AMC's challenge to the
domestic Big Three automakers by adding a third car line.
The first proposals were to modify AMC's captive import by
extending the Metropolitan with a station wagon type roof design to make
room for four passengers. However the 85-inch (2,159 mm) wheelbase of
the Met severely limited the necessary interior room. On the other hand,
the company had retained the tooling from its 1955 model Rambler. The old
model's 100-inch (2,540 mm) wheelbase fit between its bigger family-sized
108-inch (2,743 mm) wheelbase Ramblers and the small import. The old design
could be slightly modified and then used for the basis of the "new"
American Motors' financial condition meant it could not afford to develop
an entirely new model. The reintroduction of the old model leveraged the
Rambler's renown for fuel economy and wins in the Mobil Economy Runs, with
the consumer's need for a smaller and more efficient alternative to the
standard-sized cars that were marketed by the domestic Big Three (General
Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) at that time.
One of the muscle car era "most visually arresting examples" was a special
model was produced during 1969 in collaboration with Hurst Performance, the
Hurst SC/Rambler. With 1,512 built, it was probably the only production
model made and promoted for a specific drag racing class, the National Hot
Rod Association (NHRA) F/Stock class.
The SC/Rambler "became one of the most potent cars of its time, throwing
down quarter-mile times that only Hemis and Cobra Jets had previously
touched." A true muscle car with zero options and a suggested retail
price(MSRP) of less than US$3,000, it would take down some much more
The SC/Rambler has a strong collector following, with websites, clubs, and
a registry. The SC/Rambler has become a popular muscle car to replicate
because of the ease of installing a powerful AMC V8 drivetrain into one of
the large number of inexpensive 1966 through 1969 Rambler Americans. To
identify a true SC/Rambler, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) must
have the letter M in the third digit and the engine code of X as the
1978 AMX Sport Compact Car
The AMC Concord is a compact and economical car by 1970s US standards,
produced by the American Motors Corporation for the 1978 through 1983 model
years. The Concord replaced the AMC Hornet and to some extent the mid-size
AMC Matador, discontinued after 1978 in a market moving to downsized
automobiles. Offered in four-door sedan, two-door coupé (through 1982),
three-door hatchback (through 1979) and four-door station wagon forms, AMC
sought to give its, by this time venerable, compact car an image of luxury,
class, and value. The Concord was AMC's volume seller from the time it
The car was available as a sports-oriented two-door hatchback AMX model
without any "Concord" badges or identification for the 1978 model year, as
well as the Concord Sundancer convertible during 1981 and 1982, an
authorized conversion sold through AMC dealers.
The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a
great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog
company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's
"Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something
a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a
small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had
never seen anything like it.
This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst
to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government
regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car
advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a
picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist
Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John
Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.
Would you let your friend race your car?
Well someone let Greg Bennett race their 1972 Chevy Nova. After that, a
1968 Rambler Wagon becomes a dragster. Want more? Do not miss the fastest
racing action on PINKS All Out. Airs Thursdays at 8pm (5pm PT), only on