AMC Cars: 1954-1987

Overview

Formed in 1954 by the merger of The Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, American Motors Corporation was no ordinary company. It was the last, and the very best, of the great independent automakers, producing such notables as the muscle-flexing AMX and Javelin, and the forward-designed, 4-wheel-drive Eagle. Highly regarded AMC historian and expert, Patrick Foster, gives us an in-depth look at AMC and its cars from its beginning in 1954 through its demise in 1987. Over 300 photos combined with...

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Overview

Formed in 1954 by the merger of The Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, American Motors Corporation was no ordinary company. It was the last, and the very best, of the great independent automakers, producing such notables as the muscle-flexing AMX and Javelin, and the forward-designed, 4-wheel-drive Eagle. Highly regarded AMC historian and expert, Patrick Foster, gives us an in-depth look at AMC and its cars from its beginning in 1954 through its demise in 1987. Over 300 photos combined with informative captions show all of AMCs cars. A great reference for the AMC enthusiast!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583881125
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Illustrated History Series
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,190,237
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author


One of America’s best-known automotive writers, Patrick Foster has spent 25 years studying the automotive industry. The leading authority on AMC and its predecessors, Pat has written several books on that subject along with many others including Jeep, Studebaker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and Metropolitan. His popular columns appear in Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians).
 
Official Website: www.oldemilfordpress.com
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 In the Beginning 1954-1957 7
Chapter 2 Rambler to the Forefront 1958-1965 27
Chapter 3 AMC's Rough Ride 1966-1969 65
Chapter 4 A New Look for a New Decade 1970-1975 81
Chapter 5 Another Crisis 1976-1977 107
Chapter 6 Revival and Reward 1978-1979 115
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