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1972 AMC Ambassador

1972 AMC Ambassador in Sweeney 2, Movie, 1978 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US — Made for: GB

1972 AMC Ambassador

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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Bebert FR

2006-05-11 13:36

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Raul1983 FI

2006-05-11 13:38

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AMC Ambassador (1973?)

pilou BE

2006-05-11 16:12

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Agree ,it is an AMC Ambassador of 1973

Richard of C CA

2007-03-08 17:39

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I would say its a 72 front bumper has black rubber guards .

diesel EN

2008-06-10 22:52

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On autotrader site as

Vehicle Registration Mark UWE794L
Make OTHER US/AUS MAKES
Model OTHER
Fuel type PETROL
Body Type SALOON
Colour BLACK

mister car from 971

2008-07-22 02:27

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Hey, I've never seen an AMC Ambassador in the UK!

Callahan VI

2008-08-24 20:44

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Actually this must be a British assembled Rambler Ambassador! There was a small factory that built these cars in Britain. I collected several brochures to prove it.
RHD too!

Sunbar UK

2008-08-24 21:07

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Rambler Ambasssador does sound right but I know of no production in the UK. Could they have been Australian built RHD cars made by Australian Motor Industries (AMI)from CKD kits? If they were built in the UK in what city was the manufacturing plant?

DVLA data listed as 'Rambler'

The vehicle details for UWE 794L are:

Date of Liability 01 05 1988
Date of First Registration 11 04 1973
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 5900CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLACK
Vehicle Type Approval null

I believe the reference to "Make OTHER US/AUS MAKES" indicates they were built in Australia.

-- Last edit: 2008-08-24 21:18:40

Callahan VI

2008-12-13 09:53

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The brochures are definately Britisch not Australian. These cars were assembled in a plant near London. "chiswick flyover" It is according to this literature the same facility that built the Nash Metropolitan in the 1950's.
Parts were flown in as CKD no doubt. Is there anyone out there that knows more?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-12-13 11:39

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But the Nash Metropolitan was made by Austin at Longbridge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan#Series_I

Sunbar UK

2008-12-13 13:13

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The only information I can find indicates all AMC cars sold in the UK up until the end in 1977 were imported from various other countries including the USA, Canada, and also from their Belgian assembly plant in LHD form. Some complete cars were converted to right hand drive in the UK. I would say that any Chiswick, London operation was either the main importer or the operation carrying out the RHD conversions (or both). Except that all cars were imported into the UK, any other information is less certain and needs to be confirmed.

They were predominantly sold under the Rambler name although a few models in the last years were also sold as AMC.

Callahan VI

2009-06-14 19:57

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The literature I own clearly says "built in the UK" The RHD dashboard was also handcrafted by a couchbuilder.

It also has a small caption of the other AMC models available only in LHD form. Apparently only the Ambassador and the Matador and earlier Rebels were built with RHD straight from the factory.

dsl SX

2014-09-30 04:03

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I can't imagine UK assembly from CKD - demand and numbers sold were so small. But I do remember AMC were a lot more serious at trying to sell US cars in UK than other US makers - as you say there were UK specific brochures and the RHD was offered as standard, not an optional conversion at extra cost. I thought the RHD was ex-factory production, but could be wrong, and I can't explain the "built in UK" references. The 1950s Nash Metropolitan was built by Austin at Longbridge in Birmingham, so that statement is incorrect.

Commander 57 US

2014-09-30 04:51

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You know, that front bumper really doesn't seem to stand off as it should if it was a '73.
Believe this may be a '72. Rear looks like a '72, also.

-- Last edit: 2014-09-30 04:56:25

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