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The Cars of American Motors : an Illustrated History.

Author: Marc Cranswick
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though American Motors never approached the size of Detroit's Big Three, it produced a long series of successful cars that were distinctive, often innovative and in many cases influential. This history examines AMC's cars from the company's formation in 1954 through its absorption by Chrysler in 1987. The Gremlin, Pacer and Eagle vehicles are examined in detail, as are the AMC custom cars of George Barris and Carl  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cranswick, Marc.
Cars of American Motors : An Illustrated History.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Cranswick
ISBN: 9780786485703 0786485701
OCLC Number: 772844932
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Economy, a Survival Recipe; 2. The Transition from Thrift; 3. Being One of the Big 4; 4. Big and Small--Gremlin to Ambassador; 12 color plates containing 27 photographs; 5. AMC--The Small Car Company; 6. Bricklin, Gremlin and Jeep; 7. The Spirit of Hornet Goes Off-Road; 8. Kenosha Serves Cafe au Lait!; Appendix A; Appendix B; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Though American Motors never approached the size of Detroit's Big Three, it produced a long series of successful cars that were distinctive, often innovative and in many cases influential. This history examines AMC's cars from the company's formation in 1954 through its absorption by Chrysler in 1987. The Gremlin, Pacer and Eagle vehicles are examined in detail, as are the AMC custom cars of George Barris and Carl Green. The text details AMC's 1980s involvement with the French firm Renault and the design legacy of that joint venture, which includes the Hummer. The evolution of Jeep is covered.

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-a must for any automobile enthusiast who wants to learn more about the place of American motors in twentieth century American history---Midwest Book Review.

 
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