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Production Numbers - AMC Rebel & Matador

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    Posted: Feb/11/2016 at 12:40am
Hi,

Does anyone have or know a link to production numbers for the AMC Rebel and Matador sedans (both generations)?

In particular I'd love to know the 1970 Rebel (Proto-Matador) and 74, but really all years would be very interesting...

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Check out "The Classic Car Database". Basically gives spec info on each vehicle plus production numbers. Example, the site states that only 6573  1970 Rebel SST coupes were produced, but does not break down for engine size.  Also states that there were 33000 + 1973 Matador V-8 sedans built.  So now i wonder how many 1970 390 equipped Rebel SST coupes were built like mine. 
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Thanks very much to both.

I found the info I was looking for in Scott's links.

Machine info seems easy to come by; it's info on the regular Rebels that seem harder to track down.

Apparently, I have 1 of only 907 Brampton built Rebel SSTs with a V8 and 1 of 15469 74 Matador sedans with a 304. This means nothing, but nice to know!

ADAM12 - if I read the data correctly, your 70 Rebel SST 390 Coupe is one of 144 built in Kenosha, and none were built in Brampton. Cool!

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Hi. Very interesting. Its a shame since the car is a rustbucket. Found it in a local junkyard back in 1987. It was owned by a guy who owned an AMC dealership in the area back in the 70's. Car is loaded with options. 390, buckets, console, a/c, cruise, tilt, rimblow, tinted glass, am/fm, turbocast wheelcovers and bumper guards. It even had a tissue dispenser and AM script compass. I figured i would hold on to it just because of the cool factor. Will probably use it as a donor for a less rusty body.
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Any way to narrow this down by engine and color?
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Originally posted by Jimminee2000 Jimminee2000 wrote:

Any way to narrow this down by engine and color?


unfortunately not really.  AMC's records, from what I understand were not nearly as concise as say, Ford or Chevrolet, and much that did exist was apparently lost during the Chrysler takeover in 88.

The "Standard Catalog of American Motors" by John Gunnell is the best reference I've ever found to get production information from, and Frank Swygert's "Red, White & Blue Book" is an excellent source for decoding door plates, etc.  But alas, you won't find specifics on the number of cars produced in a given year in a specific color or trim combo in all but a very few cases.
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77 Matador 360/727.

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Originally posted by 73Gremlin401 73Gremlin401 wrote:

Originally posted by Jimminee2000 Jimminee2000 wrote:

Any way to narrow this down by engine and color?


unfortunately not really.  AMC's records, from what I understand were not nearly as concise as say, Ford or Chevrolet, and much that did exist was apparently lost during the Chrysler takeover in 88.

The "Standard Catalog of American Motors" by John Gunnell is the best reference I've ever found to get production information from, and Frank Swygert's "Red, White & Blue Book" is an excellent source for decoding door plates, etc.  But alas, you won't find specifics on the number of cars produced in a given year in a specific color or trim combo in all but a very few cases.

Yeah,
it seems what info we do have about special models was either from stock holder reports,
or from people who wrote AMC to request specific counts of certain colors, or options not long after they were built.

Chrysler wasn't too interested in preserving AMC data,
just like the later owners weren't interested in preserving all the NOS Jeep sheetmetal that got scrapped.
71 Javelin AMX P-code Go pac 360/4spd/3.91's
was Green/green now T/A red w/blk leather

88,89&98 Jeeps
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