Magazine article: 1974 AMC Ambassador wagon

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  1. Erik Boattail

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    Back in 2004, British based Classic American magazine bought a 1974 AMC Ambassador "project wagon"
    Over the years they've used this wagon to transport a stand they use for magazine promotion at American car shows in Europe.

    (Nowadays they are using an early 70's Buick Estate Wagon for this task)

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    (Sorry about the bad quality of page 3, but this was how it was printed in the actual magazine)

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    What kind of scanner are you using. They sure come out nice.
     
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    Just a HP Photosmart scanner, nothing fancy.


    Second article about the CA magazine AMC Ambassador wagon:

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    Another "tune-up article" about the CA magazine AMC Ambassador wagon:

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    Nice post with good info,,, and clear pics too:)
    They picked a rare wagon,,,that AMB shares the same as a Matador less the COMPLETE doghouse and longer wheelbase, thats a one year run on the front end sheet metal: first-quad headlights, different grill & bumper, about 7500 wagons out of 24,000 units. The lowest production of any full size AMC wagon, and lowest production on the Ambassador as that was during the oil embargo of 73-74 era, some may remember.(y)
     
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    Just a quick glance at my Standard catalog of American Motors learned me this:

    Model year 1974
    AMC Ambassador Brougham series
    4 drs sedan 6 pers. - total production 17,901
    4 drs station wagon 6 pers. - total production 7,070
    So that's 24,971 units.

    Model year 1972
    AMC Ambassador SST
    4-drs station wagon 6 pers.- total production 5,256

    AMC Ambassador Brougham
    4 drs station wagon 6 pers. - total production 5,624

    Also model years 1971 and 1970 are showing lower production figures for the Ambassador wagons, compared to the model year 1974 Ambassador wagon in the scans above.
     
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    I see a new Scanner in my future. I use mine mainly for tech drawings because it handles 11" X 17" (tabloid size), but it does a horrible job on fine colouring. Heck I can't even get software upgrades for it. I think its a Windows 3.11 version driver made in Visual Basic 3.0.:rofl2: Antique!:rofl2:
     
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    Thanks Eric; I'm at work and pulling these figures from memory. Sorry dont want to mis-lead anyone:)
    I know the other years had either DPLs SST and base so assumed that each model had about 4000 units each.
    I also have the American Catalog book.:cheers:
     
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    I didn't type that to [​IMG] you..........[​IMG]

    I was busy looking up the production figures in my catalog when you replied, so that's why I had those numbers handy.
    With a total of 7,070 wagons for model year 1974, the magazine still picked a pretty rare car for their promotion work [​IMG] !
     
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    Erik: After reviewing the Cataog again, its does show a individual breakdown for the SST and Brougham.. which makes all the 70s AMB wagons higher production than the 74 Amb they ranged from
    1970 sst & brough = 13,984
    71 '' ''' = 9.944
    72 '' "" = 10,880
    73 " " = 12,270
    74" = 7,070
    Thanks & :cheers:
     
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    That's because there was only one series for model year 1974: The Ambassador Brougham.

    So if you look at just the Ambassador Brougham for the previous years, you will see that they have a lower production.
     

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