12. 1969 AMC Ambassador
AMC was an economy car manufacturer that produced inexpensive yet dull models. They also constantly flirted with bankruptcy. In the late ’60s, AMC was in one of their better periods with solid sales and a relatively big market share in the economy class. They offered some interesting, exciting cars like the Javelin and AMX.
So they decided to enter the full-size sedan market with a new for Ambassador for 1969. The new AMC Ambassador was one of AMCs better attempts to attract car consumers’ attention in 1969. It had new, improved styling, comfort and space.
It also had an air condition system as standard, which was a new, impressive feature by the standards of the day. The engine lineup started with the modest 283 straight-six unit, but it went all the way up to the powerful 401 V8.