American Motors

automaker in the US

American Motors (AMC) was an American car company. It was formed in 1954 when Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company became one company. [3] It is famous for its Javelin and AMX muscle cars. AMC bought the Jeep car company in 1970. In 1987, Chrysler bought AMC for US $1.5 billion. [4]

American Motors Corporation
IndustryAutomotive
Predecessor
FoundedMay 1, 1954; 70 years ago (1954-05-01)[1]
FounderGeorge W. Mason
DefunctJune 20, 1988; 35 years ago (1988-06-20)
FateAMC was renamed Jeep Eagle Corporation then merged into Chrysler in 1990.[2]
Successor
HeadquartersAmerican Center
27777 Franklin Rd
Southfield, Michigan, 48034
U.S.
Key people
Products
  • Automobiles
  • Military vehicles
  • Buses and delivery vehicles
  • Sport utility vehicles
  • Major home appliances
  • Commercial refrigeration
  • Lawn care products
Brands
Subsidiaries

References change

  1. Georgano, Nick (1996). The American automobile: a centenary. Smithmark. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-7651-9631-6. The day Hudson and Nash boards of directors agreed to the merger
  2. "Corporate Entity Details: American Motors Corporation". Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Archived from the original on February 15, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2018. American Motors Corporation (incorporated in Maryland as Nash-Kelvinator Corporation January 4, 1937, renamed American Motors April 30, 1954, and Jeep Eagle Corporation August 25, 1988) was formally merged as of March 29, 1990, with its final annual report filed in 1989
  3. Flory, J. Kelly (2008), American Cars, 1946-1959: Every Model, Year by Year, dFarland, p. 545, ISBN 978-0-7864-5230-9
  4. Holusha, John (March 10, 1987). "Chrysler is Buying American Motors; Cost is $1.5 billion". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2010.