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    Posted: Feb/07/2013 at 7:47am
Here I will start a thread on the history of AMC Rambler products produced by Australian Motor Industries. Any forum member with vital information about the history of AMI and it products can add to this thread. Factory Photos, production figures, models of cars, one off or more AMI fully imported AMC's , specifications of certain years, documents, the AMI dealerships, sales broachers, etc etc etc. All this info will help future Aussie Forum members to learn more about the history of their AMC and it's producer. Enjoy

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Lets start with a factory photo of a 1961 Rambler Ambassador Sedan. The first year of many more of AMC being produced in Australia. I wonder how many of these were built and if any have survived.

 


Edited by huddy1955 - Feb/07/2013 at 8:30am
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1963 Rambler Classic 660 wagon
1969 AMX 343 auto NO# 09 of 24
1973 Rambler Matador Wagon 360
1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic
plenty of parts cars
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Hey Huddy. I have an original AMI booklet and wallet that came with my Matador. I don't know how to put it on the forum. All the user books came with my car. I'd like to put the AMI on your thread. It shows workshop photos etc and photos of most of the breeds they assembled. Cheers.
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Great idea Huddy, we should get it made sticky so it stays at the top.
 
For a lot of good AMX and Javelin stuff have a look at my website:
 
 
The media section contains a lot of scans of old advertising material, brochures and magagazine road tests from back in the day. I have tried to maintain the focus on stuff specifically related to the aussie cars.
 
I do have a little bit of stuff for other aussie AMC vehicles so will have a look and see what I can post up here.


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Few other bits and bobs:
 
 
 
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote huddy1955 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/08/2013 at 2:10am
good stuff... to admin... can we make this thread a sticky thread... If I'm not asking too much can we have sub forums aswell... eg, Production figures, Specifications of AMI built cars, dealerships, factory photos, History, former workers etc etc. This will help us all understand the history of our Aussie AMC's and educate others. Many of us have lots of info to be shared and that stuff needs to be kept and not lost in time. I believe this forum is the place for this information to be recorded.

Kind regards Steve Fripp
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1963 Rambler Classic 660 wagon
1969 AMX 343 auto NO# 09 of 24
1973 Rambler Matador Wagon 360
1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic
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Hey Steve, I was going to suggest maybe you put some key details in the first post, things like production numbers and a dealership list, you can always go back and edit it to add any more information as it comes to light.
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I've got a some paper work from Grenville Motors that need to be scanned. Some of it came straight from AMI to Grenville Motors, eg typed letters regarding suggested retail prices on certain AMC models, options etc. I also have with me a couple of yearly diaries that once belonged to one of their sales reps. These diaries gives your all the information about his sales inquiries, trades, customer names, phone numbers, type of vehicle that they were inquiring about and also tells you if the deals were done. This info is very interesting, eg... Cadbury Chocolates inquired about purchasing a new Rambler at one stage, so did a Mr Palumbo. With Mr Palumbo, his nephew today owns a Rambler and is a member of the NSW Hudson AMC club. 

Lets get the ball rolling. 


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1963 Rambler Classic 660 wagon
1969 AMX 343 auto NO# 09 of 24
1973 Rambler Matador Wagon 360
1985 Jeep J20 pick up 360
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic
plenty of parts cars
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AMI put a booklet out commemorating their Golden Jubilee (1926 to 1976) Here's the cover and a couple of inside pages.





I've also got heaps of AMI bulletins which were sent to dealers for specific models, like this one:



I believe a guy in Adelaide is writing a book, putting the AMI history together. I'll email him this thread as it may help him.
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Gone quite already?
 
Here are a few newspaper adverts:
 
 
 
 
Rebel at Perth Motor Show:
 
 
Rebel delivered to Swan Brewery:
 
 
 


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