The last AMC: Jeep’s ZJ Grand Cherokee turns 25, Renault, Chrysler and an Assassination


Hard to believe that the Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ effectively the last AMC vehicle before the Chrysler take is now 25 years old.

For those of you that haven’t heard of American Motors Corporation you can read about them here on Wikipedia 

Excellent article on the Jeep and it’s part in the takeover from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings here

An interesting side note to the end of AMC and the assassination of Georges Besse  November 17th, 1986 can be found here on Jalopnik.

Six months after the assassination of Besse AMC was sold to Chrysler.

Interesting advertising film about the Eagle Talon, one of the efforts from Chrysler to leverage the AMC name after the takeover.

Categories: 1986, 1990, AMC, Daniel Strohl, Eagle Talon, Eagle Talon, Georges Besse, Hemmings, Hemmings, Hemmings Motor News, Jeep, Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee, Jeep’s ZJ Grand Cherokee, magazine, Renault

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  1. Sundancer – 1981 AMC Eagle Sundancer, 1982 AMC Concord Sundancer - Jeff Koch @Hemmings – Automotive American

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