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1979 AMC Silver Anniversary Ad

1979 AMC Concord Ad

Employing 14,000 workers at its mid-Sixties peak, the AMC assembly plant was the economic center of Kenosha, Wisconsin. For Chicagoans, passing through Kenosha means having covered about two thirds of the distance between home and Milwaukee. For area locals, Kenosha is a town steeped in automotive history.

The Kenosha factory opened in 1902, churning out Jeffrey automobiles on what is understood to America’s second car-producing assembly line–the first being Oldsmobile. Perhaps coincidentally, there was a Jeffrey model dubbed Rambler.

In 1987, the factory became the property of the Chrysler Corporation, and production of automobiles at the plant would cease in 1988. Kenosha Engine, as the factory came to be known, would produce Chrysler V6 engines until 2010, at which time all operations at the plant came to an end.

However, it will always be the AMC products that the folks of Kenosha most associate the factory with. Combined with a smaller factory in Milwaukee, AMC would typically produce more than 300,000 cars annually in peak years–not including the Jeep products assembled in other locations, including Toledo, Ohio.

In honor of Kenosha, we have assembled here 12 classic AMC print ads. Let us know if you remember seeing any of these ads—and better yet, if you remember owning any of these automobiles.

More classic ads

 

1968 Javelin

1967 AMC Javelin Ad

1968 AMC Javelin Ad

 

1969 Ambassador

1969 AMC Ambassador ad

1969 AMC Ambassador ad

 

1970 AMX

1970 AMC Javen Ad

1970 AMC AMX Ad

 

 

1970 Rebel Machine

1971 AMC Rebel Machine ad

1970 AMC Rebel Machine

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1973 Hornet

1973 AMC Hornet Ad

1973 AMC Hornet Ad

 

1975 Pacer

1975 AMC Pacer Ad

1975 AMC Pacer Ad

 

1976 Matador

1976 AMC Matador Ad

1976 AMC Matador Ad

 

1979 Concord

1979 AMC Concord Ad

1979 AMC Concord Ad

 

1981 Spirit

1981 AMC Spirit Ad

1981 AMC Spirit Ad

 

1983 Eagle SX/4

1983 Eagle SX/4

1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 Ad

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