Anyone still driving an American vehicle from the early days is surely a proud owner. Since NOS AMC parts are almost impossible to find, most restorers feel compelled to search through junk yards for used American Motors parts. Fortunately we offer a wide variety of new replacement AMC components online, including many rebuilt from original AMC cores. No longer must an American Motors restoration enthusiast spend his or her afternoons at salvage yards when they can buy reproduction AMC parts from CPD, saving them a substantial amount of time, money and aggravation.
History of American Motors
Formed in 1954 as a marriage between automobile manufacturers Nash and Hudson, AMC was initially designed to compete with the nation's "Big Three" (GM, Ford, Chrysler). Initially AMC's auto sales were slow. It focused on a smaller offering of car lines, aimed at keeping costs and prices low while keeping fuel efficiency high. But in a few short years they were introducing a larger and more powerful line of sporty and mid-sized cars. The secret to their early success was a low cost operation that used many of the same parts and motors as the company's other brands. This gave it the ability to quickly develop and introduce new models such as the Rambler, Marlin, Ambassador, Javelin and AMX.
American Motors continued its success through the 70's with the introduction of other models like the Hornet and Gremlin; both of which shared many of the same AMC parts and components. The Matador replaced the Rambler as their mid-size offering, and achieved a fair amount of success in its early years. What should have been a hit, but fell short of the mark, was the Pacer. Since it was underpowered, it was not terribly fun to drive. It also didn't share many AMC parts with other cars, which made it expensive to produce. However, when fully restored to its original showroom condition, the Pacer still looks fantastic.
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