The American Motors Corporation was founded in 1954 with the merger of Nash and Hudson. The following 33 years until it was bought out by Chrysler are an interesting piece of industrial, technical, and design history, with many parallels to the struggles of today's automotive industry.
The Pacer surely is the most unique US-produced compact car. Read which ideas led to its design, and why it still became a commercial failure in the end. If you are thinking of getting a Pacer, take a look at the AMC Pacer Buyers' Guide.
German manufacturer Karmann has a connection to American Motors.
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