AMC was formed from the merger
of Nash and Hudson, using the Nash Rambler as
its platform to regain market share. The marque
would follow up with some suprisingly good models,
such as the 1959 V8 Ambassador and sporty Javelin.
AMC purchased Kaiser-Jeep in 1970, the Jeep becoming
AMC's best seller for many years. Unfortunately
they were never a real match for the Big 3, and
so attempted to make a play for the compact car
market with the Pacer, an oversized small car.
AMC were taken over by Chrysler in 1988, the latter
only interested in the Jeep.
Also see: The History of AMC Rambler (USA Edition)
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