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The design evolution of a beloved brand.

The design evolution of a beloved brand.

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It features lots of carbon fiber

Continuing a streak of incredible Ringbrothers creations.

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Father of the modern SUV, honored in the Automotive Hall of Fame

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Before everyone in Colorado had Subarus, they drove Eagles.

So many AMC Eagles were sold in Colorado that plenty of them still roam the mile-high streets of Denver. This one is retiring after 34 years of service.

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This week on Jay Leno's Garage, Jay drives a bubblegum pink AMC AMX. It has quite a history, too, as the prize for being Playboy Playmate of the Year and a slight connection to the Manson murders.

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MotorWeek's Retro Review series finds treasure in the archives with a look at the entire 1983 AMC lineup, including the models from Jeep and Renault. This was just a few years before the company was sold to Chrysler.

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Synthesizing a mid-mounted, muscular American V8 and a svelte European body, the 1970 AMC AMX/3 could have been something very special. Famed Italian designer Giotto Bizzarrini even crafted the body. However, things didn't work out, and only a handful were completed. Now, there's a chance to own one in need of a full restoration on eBay Motors.

Before Godfather II, there was this 30-second epic set in Little Italy

Before he ascended to his rightful place at the top of American cinema, Robert De Niro hawked cars in a television commercial.

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That's right, the potential Republican Potentate is an AMC muscle car; according to the Secret Service, anyway. The Republican race for the presidential nomination is getting serious, and National Public Radio reports that the the Secret Service is stepping in to offer its protective services to the potential nominees. When this happens, code names are given to the protectees; for example, President Reagan was called "Rawhide" by those watching out for him. Mitt's new Secret Service handle? Jave

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

1972 hydrogen-powered AMC Gremlin – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Click above for high-res image gallery of Jeff Teague's AMC Gremlin

Click above for more renderings of revived AMC models

UPDATE: It turns out there were actually some running and driving versions of this car, link in text below.

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While it is perhaps not terribly far-fetched to think that there are folks who like the Pacer, this just seems like an unhealthy attachement. In the process of keeping his own very fine looking '76 alive, Curt Uhrin felt guilty about just stripping bits off those cars that gave their lives so that his may live on. Guilty enough, in fact, to create a website devoted to keeping their memories alive. Curt took pictures of the junkyard cars as they lay in state and wrote wistful descriptions that ma