1985 AMC Alliance

1985 AMC Alliance

(Renault) ALLIANCE — SERIES 90 — FOUR — AMC's biggest news was the addition of a convertible to the Alliance lineup — the first AMC ragtop since the Rebel, back in 1968. Built entirely at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, plant, on the same assembly line as other Alliance/Encore models, the convertible adopted the new 1.7-liter Renault engine as standard powerplant, with five-speed manual overdrive transmission. AMC president Jose Dedeurwaerder expected that it would “enhance the image that young, new-value buyers already have of the Alliance and Encore.” With a $10,295 (minimum) base price tag, it was promoted as the “lowest-priced domestic convertible” on the market. Three-speed automatic shift was optional, as on all models. Base and L sedans retained the smaller 1.4-liter four, but all DL Alliances also had the 1.7 four as standard. Convertibles came in two trim levels and six colors: w ...

 

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