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.
Show Winning 1963 AMC Rambler Classic 660
I thought you'd like a look at this ultra-clean 1963 AMC Rambler Classic
660. I mean, this thing is as close to a showroom new car as you'll find.
The paint, the interior, and the engine all look just like they did when
this car came out of the factory...maybe better. It's powered by the
original, numbers-matching drivetrain as well. This classic collector
automobile is a proven show winner and it's obvious why. I hope you find it
interesting...thanks for watching!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Day 7 1963 Rambler
Unfortunately we Don't have this car anymore.... The City of Visalia forced
us to get rid of it........
1964 Rambler American
Leake Auto Auction 2010 - I remember when my dad bought a brand new 1964
Rambler American, so when i saw one at the auction i HAD to make a quick
( Notice the after market 8 track player. There was a case full of old 8
track tapes that were included with the car. )
1976 AMC Pacer Test Drive | AutoMoments Time Warp
The car world loves to hate the Pacer, but how many of those people have
actually driven one? After producing an entire documentary about the car,
we decided to test one for ourselves. While far from perfect, we found the
Pacer to not be nearly as bad as people claim. In fact, this strangle
little car is pretty cool in it's own weird sort of way.
1963 AMC Rambler American 440h startup and walkaround
Bought this as a project in 2009. Cosmetics were well preserved but the
195.6 engine needed work and the transmission was trashed. Found a NOS
Borg/Warner T-96 with overdrive from AMCrazy that allowed me to get the car
back on the road. 63k orig miles.
Just a quick start and walk around. I'll post a video of a drive in it
195.6 ci OHV 2bbl, T-96 3 speed and optional R10 overdrive. Not fast, but
fun to drive.
1965 RAMBLER AMERICAN 220 -- CHEAP WHEELS
The Rambler American 220 2-door is not only inexpensive transportation but
was also stingy with gas consumption. This 220 cost around $1,979 and had
a mpg rating around 22 which was good back in the day. In fact, the
Rambler American got high marks for economy in the Mobilgas Economy Run and
the Pure Oil Perfomance Trials. The American line had not only the 220 but
the 330, 440 and came in 2-door, 4-door sedans, a convertible, wagon, and
hardtop coupes. Above the American is the Classic, Classic 550, Classic
660, and at the top, Classic 770. The other AMC models are the Marlin and
Ambassador. The only engine meant for the 220 is an L-head 6, 195 cid with
90 bhp. This 220 shown here is a real beauty. Great paint color, tasteful
custom pinstripping, interior in the basic black which was very popular in
the sixties. What we have here is cheap transportation in cost and in fuel
efficiency. Thanks very much for viewing this 1965 Rambler American 220.
1963 AMC Rambler American 440 H
From 1963, this was the last year for the old style Nash Rambler type of
Rambler Americans. In 1964, they would be basically restyled. These
were great little cars and this hardtop actually is very stylish. The
Ford Mustang came out in
64. Had this car been a bit lower and rakish looking, it might hvae sold
more. In 1960, AMC Rambler was the third best selling brand of car in the
USA, behind Ford and Chevy. Fourth in 1963. This was filmed in
California and you may recognise the location from many movies and tv
shows. I swear, a monster should come out from behing the rock any second
or a space ship should land. Years later in 1967, AMC would film the
Noah's Arch AMC Ambassador Wagon commercial on the very same site. That
commercial can be seen on youtube as well.
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
out my other videos I always have all sorts of unique Classic, EURO &
Muscle cars and I sell them cheap. Need help Exporting to Europe Canada,
Asia etc. No problem I got you covered. Make your next car a Investment
car. My website is Http://www.missoulaautoauction.com or
Http://www.cerealmarshmallows.com/blog. Also feel free to Call anytime
Nathan Wratislaw 406 544 6919
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