The muscle car business was one of the most profitable eras of the automotive industry. Muscle cars created excitement about driving that wasn’t there before. Whether you were a Mustang or Camaro fan, there was sure to be a car for you. Then there were other prominent cars such as the Pontiac GTO and the Chevrolet Chevelle. But sadly, a good portion of the Muscle car industry was neglected and forgotten about.
After the fuel crisis of the ’70s, cars begins to shrink in size and the muscle car just wasn’t efficient. As a result, a situation the opposite of the booming era of muscle cars was created. So we took a look back at 25 muscle cars that have been long forgotten about via BuzzDrives.
25: AMC Rebel Machine
There was a time when American automakers ruled the roost. The gas-guzzling AMC Rebel Machine was the last of an era. Parts were hard to come by and reliability was scarce, yet performance was decent. The Rebel Machine was a special trim package on the base Rebel. Unfortunately, enthusiasts aren’t too interested in old AMC models these days.
The Rebel Machine was an interesting concept from a company on the verge of collapse. AMC tried everything they could to incite interest in the new product lines. Sadly, the Rebel Machine was a failed attempt to captivate an already satisfied muscle car market.