The official title for this ‘one calendar year wonder’ used primarily for marketing purposes was “AMC Rebel The Device.” This no-holds-barred racer was all wrapped up in 1 attractive and patriotic offer!
FIN Gentleman FACTOID: In circumstance you did not sense like waving your flag each day, The Device was available in any AMC color on special get.
The Machine was made by AMC in partnership with the Hurst Solutions Enterprise. That glitzy exterior included a practical, ram-air hood scoop, under which sat the maximum run motor at any time supplied in an AMC automobile for sale to the standard community. That hood scoop had an illuminated, 8,000 rpm tachometer mounted at the again finish of it. The solid iron, overhead valve V-8 experienced a displacement of 390 cubic-inches, and with a compression of 10.:1 developed 340 horsepower at 3,600 rpm. Feeding this beast was a product 4300 Autolite four-barrel carburetor. And, just for pleasurable, AMC threw in greater exhaust pipes and free of charge-move mufflers.
In the desire of honesty and honest advertising and marketing, the inventive promotion gurus at AMC warned, and I estimate, “If you have delusions of coming into the Daytona 500 with the Device, or difficult men and women at random, the Machine is not that speedy. You should know that. For occasion, it is not as quickly on the getaway as a 427 Corvette, or a Hemi, but it is more rapidly on the getaway than a Volkswagen, a slow freight coach and your previous man’s Cadillac.”
The Device is a automobile you’re not probable to see on the highway or even at a regional auto exhibit or cruise. Of the 11,125 AMC automobiles manufactured for the 1970 model year, only 1,936 were being “Machines.” The first value for a new a person was $3,475 – which equals $24,550 in today’s bucks… and that did not even include a Sirius XM satellite radio!