1961 AMC Ambassador

1961 AMC Ambassador

AMBASSADOR EIGHT — (V-8) — SERIES 80 — The 1961 Ambassador was promoted as a high-performance luxury compact. The body styling was highly revised at the front end. Although based on Rambler Classic-type sheet metal, the front wheel panels were extended into a highly sculptured, bullet-shaped panel that blended into protruding and flat bullet-shaped fender ends. The entire front panel of the car was set back several inches from the fender tips and incorporated a new one-piece aluminum grille, one-piece front bumper and bold dual headlights. The grille was ‘veed’ on its horizontal plane and angled backwards on its vertical axis. This gave the front of the car a ‘shovel nose’ look. There were seven fine horizontal bars, a trapezoidal outer surround and a gold Ambassador script in the lower right corner. An identification shield also appeared at the center of the hood, above the grille. Side tri ...

 

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