1.8 was better to turbo yup 😁 good times
Haha yup I have a CRX 🤣
I own a 1974 A.m.c. Javelin 304 v8 with an Aluminum Intake Holley 4 Barrel Racing Cam and it in 2021 is as fun to drine as my 1968 SS Camero.
You're delivery sucks. You sound more like an NPR host reading excerpts from "The Little House on the Prairie" than a car guy.
I took the motor out of a Pacer and put it in my 63 Rambler station wagon
My name is Jason. It is currently April 2021. The car culture has hit a strange pot hole. Electric cars are slowly becoming more relevant and gas engines are being called to extinction within the next possible 15 years left for some manufacturers. Being 25 years of age, I've been down the road to what I would call myself a "self cared" car owner and done all the work and maintenances myself. Never taken my cars to a shop other than tire shops but I've already taken the wheels off myself before arrival. I've gone thru hell with my own vehicles starting with my first car in highschool. A 1983 Datsun 280zx. I've almost had nothing but old classics and knowing very well how impractical and how big the challenges I would face for choosing these types of vehicles since highschool till now. It's taken a toll. Also having the kind of trade skill career I have now as a custom fabricator at a speed shop has also taken its toll on me. Being around the environment of high horsepower cars of all types from Hot rods, drag, drift, exotics, and other sorts. It is of no surprise to how much horsepower can be slapped into a shell of a car because engine swapping has become more practical than ever. What does have me in this position is choosing the right car that can still make a strong statement but without all the large sacrifices to be made in the sense of driving the vehicle around on a daily basis and also affordable. My recent impulse buy of a rusted out 61' Thunderbird really has opened my eyes to what separates the past car culture and now. I've recently come to predicament on what kind of "newer" car I would like now to save myself from the stress of a "project car daily driver" lifestyle. For some odd reason, I'm almost choosing an 02' Thunderbird that I'm currently looking at to finance. I've noticed that too many people worry about horsepower but not heritage. The 11th gen Thunderbird, in my opinion, is that bridge between the visual and simplicity. Just how this review even stated in the most perfect way, "This is a car that was intended to give us back what we lost In the 40 years...it's not a boisterous car, it doesn't feel the need to announce it's presence when you hit the accelerator... this is the ideal car for the person who wants to reclaim the past but without the issues that go along with time travel," and couldn't have said it any better. I was about 7 years old when I first saw the 11th gen Thunderbird. It had me confused because I wasn't aware of it's past and why a car like such looked beyond different of many other street going cars of it's time. I actually found it cool then and knowingly understanding why it wasn't successful makes me wanna appreciate it just that bit more. It's almost a classic! This video was made 5 years ago and now it's becoming even more clear to me that I would like this car for the sake that it sits on that close awkward divide of my birth in the 20th century and the birth of itself in the 21st century and to witness it become a classic very soon. Maybe soon, it'll finally have it's recognition that it truly deserves. To think that maybe I can give a car like this to my first unborn child and explain what makes it so special.
Pacer had a commercial of another vehicle driving inside of it
I love it!
Very informative. Thanks for making it.
Your naration is great but you need to have someone who knows about cars pick out your car photos & the cars should be STOCK not old wrecks or hideous customized garbage. Just shockingly bad incorrect photos. What a shame.
My parents bought a new explorer in 04. Engine went within the first 3 months. Thing was a pile of dog shit
US finally caught on with the scat pack
This is something Travolta would drive.
Ha! Good ol' AMC. Always "a day late and a dollar short"! My first car was a brand new '74 AMC Gremlin. One of the better cars I've owned. 😊 Great video! 👍
very interesting video! great work
Good job. Very interesting. Looking forward to more.
I love driving my 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII clunker. Keep your $2000, I keep my V-8 powered car if for no other reason than to drive the tree hugging earth muffins.
According to mad max in the future you’re gonna need your buddy to jump on the hood and spit alcohol into the blower of your battle car to go faster
Looks like a Jaguar copy, with slight bentley/Rolls Royce rear, and American, German, British attributes...geez
And this was my family car before we had a commander. God these are awesome for what they are
Rcr: thirteen transmissions 4l60e: you got to bump those numbers up those are rookie numbers
This was my family SUV for close to a decade. Thank you for reminding of it
The assassination was a plot twist better then most movies these days, keep up the good work long live AMC!
You don't need to use the clutch to shift an electric hand transmission, just lift the throttle. Torchinsky doesn't know shit. I'm pretty sure he singlehandedly ruined jalopnik.
3:01 why does it sound like it came from somewhere else.
Original hornet in the 70's was a direct styling copy of the Ford Cortina
Not sure if it was mentioned but aAM General built the hummer
i nearly brought a renault convertable. and i always wanted an eagle. im on my 3rd jeep and 4 th suv in a row. plus a number of others
i had a lebaron convertable. what a piece of garbage
Don't leave out the greed from CEO's and unions that helped kill AMC off, drove up costs just like all the other care companies over priced junk. And we Americans have to keep bailing them out because of greed!
"Everything buzzes on the inside like a hand-hammered piccolo snare." Or a $15, 40 year old acrolite from a garage sale that's still got the original heads and snappy snares. Sorry. Just trying to relate. Love these reviews...
Very interesting video
I had a dark metallic blue 1987 Thunderbird Sport had the 5.0 EFI V8 and all the options Got it New via factory order on Ford A Plan price plus with Ford A Plan got 6 year unlimited mileage extended warranty MSRP was over 18K & only paid 12K thanks e A Plan when working at Ford Aerospace during college had that great car over 10 years with over 200k miles and was well built and trouble free the MPG was 18mpg city & 30mpg highway and super quiet since very aerodynamic plus 5.0 only turned 1400 RPM at 65mph
white was the only color for 1997, not the rarest. that's why all of the BaT type Rs are white
I worked at AMC and Chrysler 9-3/4 years when they sold to Chrysler started working there at age 18. I had the 1972 Gremlin X burgundy in color and the 304 v-8 engine with 3 speed manual on the floor, deep dish Cragar 5 star mag wheels with set of 4 Mickey Thompson tires 50s on the rear with air shocks, and it blew the doors off my brother's SE Dodge Charger which had the 400 automatic and then I found out the gremlin had something like 8 more horsepower than the 400 engine in my Brothers 1974 Dodge Charger. the gremlin reached speeds approximately 125 miles per hour on flat road. I Went through 3 transmissions, several clutches and universals. I sure miss that car. Also later had a 1976 Corvette 350 automatic and a 1988 350 6-speed manual with over driver Corvette convertible burgundy.
You never touched on the Van that Pontiac put out. That was the best Van on the market!
I absolutely love regular car reviews videos, this is my second time watching this one however I feel as if the narrator is trying too hard.. to not speak in his own tempo of voice
The Hardtop is my favorite early Mustang of the 3 available body styles
good shit roman. make another one twice as lomg please
How 'bout a more respectful focus from the start?
I'm a huge AMC fan and I'd love to shoot the shit with you sometime. Thanks for doing this. I learned a lot about the life of my favorite car maker.
if they just focused on the XJ and ZJ...... and could of held out till the mid to late 90s . then again..... 2008 would have probably killed AMC
I have only watched the first 50 min. but I will watch the rest. I have some comments. Packard- The deal with Studebaker-Packard was not a deal when AMC bought V8 engines. The Packard V8 was very heavy and not very modern and Packard insisted that Nash buy the very troublesome Packard automatic transmission with the engine. AMC did for a while but almost immediately hired the engine designer from the dying Kaiser company who had a V8 all drawn and ready to go, which became the AMC V8 in record time. Yes, it was a better design than the Packard. Even Studebaker rejected the Packard engine after one year in their Packard-Bakers. Nash turned up it's nose to any merger with Studebaker after they got a look at Studebaker's financials. Studebaker had been wallowing in debt since Erskine had run them into bankruptcy and committed suicide in the thirties. War profits and Wall Street investors had helped them after WW2 but were not willing to put anymore money in and Studebaker was living hand to mouth. Packard had cash but was failing to make profits in automobiles in the 1950's. In the 1950's Packard's heritage was coming to haunt them because the 'classic' Packard's were all cars with bodies built by independent coach builders. The company had contracted with a body builder for their lower priced cars in the 1930's and 1940's but in the early 1950's Chrysler bought that company leaving Packard looking for a body shop to build it's cars just after they had built the new line to make the new automatic transmission and another new line to make the new V8 engine. When AMC backed out of the deal to buy Packard engines and transmissions they turned to Studebaker who used Packard's name and cash for another 9 years and the Packard engine for one more year. Hudson was a well engineered car but had not been making enough money to warrant future investment. The big Hudson's needed a V8 and a redesign. The Hudson chassis design was no more or less difficult to work from than the Nash unit body but it was going to one or the other, and Nash won. The post merger Hudson designs were, like the Packard-bakers just a re-badged Nash. I wish you had gone deeper into the Nash-Rambler products of the 1920 and 1930's. AMC was losing dealers in the 1960's and profits on sales was the reason. "Small cars makes for small profits" is the old rule and I will bet that the Ambassador sales included a much higher dealer markup than the American in the mid-60's. There was a time when economy sold from 1958 to 1961 but Ford, Chevy and Plymouth were selling to that market after 1961 and profits were getting even thinner. AMC had to find the part of the market where making a profit was easier. Competing on price was a loosing game.
MNthe needs to ban this fuggin idiot, has serious issues with "Hot Dicks"
I am so glad I found this channel. I can’t get thru a video without literally laughing out loud. So funny. And a car review to boot. Excellent.
Thank you so much for this in-depth documentary. I grew up in the muscle car era, loved Camaros, Mustangs, Cudas and of course Rebels and AMXs. Lost track of how AMC faded away, so your history lesson filled in all of the voids and answered all of my questions. Your 2.5 hour presentation flew by , leaving me wanting to know all about the Chrysler story ( Chrysler/Daimler, Chrysler/Fiat) It is hopeful that you will bring this to light in the not too distant future. Cheers.
We made it to the end of your documentary. We found it very informative!! We own a 1968 AMC Ambassador! Thank you!
Car makers who abandon a body style in production of new cars should lose all rights to that design. I hereby claim the 1972 Chevy Nova, the 1969 Malibu Chevelle, the 1967 Camaro, the 1965 Baracuda, the 1966 Mustang Fastback, the AMX ???? year, The 1978 Civic, and the 1991 Ranger... With The Ross motor company's new fleet all sporting 4.3L V6 engines and 5speed manual transmissions, except for the Civic, it will have a v4 front wheel drive 5speed manual, the big 3 will have to take a back seat to the new BIG ONE...
You mean RS not ss
Thank you, I knew nothing about AMC. Keep up the good work.
40 grand plus for this (adjusted) shows that cars have always been over priced.
This is for no doubt the best AMC history video. Thank you.
Love the kaizor tooooo
Comparing your ex-wife to movie monsters on facebook; the truck
65 ambassador for me ever time love Hudson toooooo
65 ambassador v shaped front end the quality of the engineering and design is a master piece look at grill the dials the mirrors the seat's so well done and underrated 👌😀👏👍
May have missed it, but I didn't see the Hurst S/C Rambler mentioned. I had the opportunity to purchase one sans engine in the 80s. One of my favorites along with the AMX and Javelin. Thank you so much for the video.
The Bravada's center differential had such stiff limited slip, if you cut the wheel at idle speed, the diff would bind up and you would stop like you just hit the brakes.
"Maybe the 2020's can be the new 80's." Boy if they're meant to be we're off to a rough start
The first AMC muscle car? The Marlin which had the family sedan front clip and a fast back
That was awesome thank you!
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AMC , tried to make a deal with General Motors , to buy the motor and drive train used in the Chevy Citation , thus a front wheel drive Pacer.
That "Mass Effect 2" reference killed me
Yeah i love these things gets me to work and back 😊 but yes then i Really do have a Ford Ranger also good times lol
This was amazing. I watched the entire thing. Love this.
Why this nigga talking about 4chan?
i don't think it exists, any car in any era of american history is sucky for the disenfranchised
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It is a classic, and it’s engine can be quicm
Liked it for the drake and josh and staying for the cars
Thank you for your long and interesting story. I'm from Italy and you can easily imagine that for the longest part of my life I lived without knowing Amc. Names like Rambler, Hudson, Nash, were completely unknown here when I was young. We knew other American cars, sometime because they had a foot in Europe, sometimes from movies or books or comics. But they were just names, without a personality. To our point of wiew they were simply 'American cars'. This was also because the difference between American cars is less evident than between European cars, expecially in the 60s and 70s when I was young and more interested in cars. I mean: if you see a fiat 500 and a Mercedes you can easily say that one is a cheap car and the other is a luxury car. Because you can park 3 Fiat 500 in the space of 1 Mercedes, or because you need 6 Fiat 500 engines to make the same litres of one Mercedes engine. But if you consider a Chevrolet and a Cadillac, well, they look both longer than any European car, with engines of 4 or five litres. It's hard to say which is the cheaper, or the faster. They look both extremely huge and powerful. Only when I had the Web, about 10 years ago, I started knowing a little more about American cars, and I discovered Hudson, Nash, Kaiser. And of corse Amc but still was difficult for me to connect the name with the real appearance of the cars. Now you have filled my gaps and I'm grateful.
AMC did not have a V6,
I loved it. Thank you. Would love more long in depth videos just like this. Just because everyone else has short videos doesn't mean you have to. Kind of the AMC spirit isn't it? This video made me a new fan and subscriber.
HA! Just as your epic video was ending- I said: "Whew, we made it"- Just as YOU said: "If you made it this far..." First time I have watched your video's. Excellent information and done well enough to keep my attention- even though I am not an "AMC" enthusiast- just a person who owned one, back in the day.
Gr8t in depth video dude !! American car companies can't still can't keep brands afloat, like with the loss of Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn.