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1966 AMC Ambassador 990: A Grand Deal?


We used a station wagon version of the Ambassador for patrol cars in the early seventies for the Park Service. They were smooth, quiet and used lots of gas. Not a lot happened when one pressed the go pedal either. When you attempted to stop someone, if they didn’t pull right over, you just waved goodbye and called in the plate. It was like “Look, a guy in a green Ambassador with no gun”, no one took the rangers seriously. This Ambassador has been stored since 1988. It’s listed here on craigslist in the Denver area for the very reasonable price of $1,000. If this was a Chevy or Ford, there would be another zero on that price. It has a 343 CID with a 4-barrel that runs and the automatic transmission seems to work. It is complete, very original and very well optioned. The owner has buffed it out nicely. The interior is said to be decent. There’s no word on any rust. This could be a fun and unique driver after doing the usual mechanicals, brakes, tune up, tires, gas tank and such. And it’s red!


  1. Gary Evans

    Wow! Already gone. This is a 1967, not a 66, though. I have a 67 AMC Marlin, the same color red (Matador red) but originally with a black vinyl roof. The interior is the same materials, black (bucket) cloth seats, same style door panels, same dash (except I don’t have air). This Ambassador has air, cruise and could have the optional disc brakes. Maybe it doesn’t have electric windows–hard to tell from the one interior picture. I guess I am glad it is gone, otherwise I would be tempted to buy it for the original air conditioning, but it looks to good to part out. The 343 with Carter AFB and Borg Warner transmission has worked well for me.

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