bradenslen
bradenslen

On one of my social timelines a guy regularly posts old automobile ads which I enjoy a lot. Strange thing is, I’m actually starting to miss AMC (American Motors Corporation.)

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odd
odd

@bradenslen I’m not too familiar with the brand, but I remember the Pacer.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@odd My father said the Pacer looked like the ball turret of a B-29 bomber. It was not one of AMC's better designs.

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odd
odd

@bradenslen Agree on both accounts. But at least it looked original. The cars of today look almost identical to me.

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petebrown
petebrown

@bradenslen @odd My mom had a Gremlin at one point when I was a kid. A cat jumped down onto it from the very low roof of the neighbor's garage next to our driveway and left a dent in the sheet metal.

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odd
odd

@petebrown Oh, not nice, kitty! I found this article when looking it up.

Funny-looking and developed on the cheap, the Gremlin was pure corporate brilliance.

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odd
odd

@ddanielson I had the Javelin too, but only as a Matchbox toy car. It was a nice looking car, the original that is.

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bradenslen
bradenslen

@ddanielson @odd @petebrown The Javelin was a good looking car. My father had a couple of Rambler sedans in the early 1960's which were very nice. AMC sold a heck of a lot of Gremlins. It was a good small car and priced lower than it's competitors the Ford Pinto and the Chevy Vega. And as it turned out, the Gremlin was safer than those two as well.

Even though I joke about it, that's what I miss about AMC: you could get a car that that served your needs at a more affordable price than the other American cars. We seem to have lost that since AMC got gobbled up.

Same holds true for Studebaker cars. My first car was a used 1960 Studebaker Lark.

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sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@odd @ddanielson we still have an AMC Javelin Matchbox car in the house. I think it was my sister’s then it made its way into my collection, now my kids have it.

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petebrown
petebrown

@sgtstretch @bradenslen @odd @ddanielson I still have that same one from when I was a kid!

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