LMC is proud to offer for sale this 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
If you are an AMC fan and want to own its most impressive muscle car, then it would be none other than one of the 2,326 Rebel Machines produced for the 1970 model year. While the Rebel was available in most of AMC’s 1970 color pallet, the first 1,000 cars were painted in the company’s race-inspired red, white and blue color scheme. AMC offered the then-biggest version of its second-generation V-8 in the Rebel Machine for 1970, bored and stroked to 390 CI. It was based on AMC’s modern, versatile and lightweight small-block V-8, first introduced in 1966. With 340 HP and 430 lb-ft of torque for 1970—the most ever offered on an American Motors street-legal car—the Rebel Machine battled with the likes of Chevrolet’s Chevelle 454 and Ford’s Torino 429 Cobra Jet for muscle-car supremacy on the street and the nation’s drag strips.
This Rebel Machine is powered by AMC’s most powerful production engine ever: still displacing 390 cubic inches, the Machine engine received a completely reworked top end (cylinder heads, cam, valvetrain, intake, exhaust system) to crank out 340 horsepower and 430 foot-pounds of torque. The transmission and rear end remained the same as in the S/C Rambler, with the venerable BorgWarner T-10 four-speed manual and optional “Twin Grip” differential with either 3.54:1 or 3.90:1 final drive ratios. This example carries the iconic red, white, and blue paint scheme, which means it is one of the first units built. As a collector-owned car, it has been meticulously maintained for many years. The paint still carries a beautiful glossy lustre and the interior looks and feels new. Slide into the comfortable black vinyl seats and you will find yourself presented with a steering wheel, dash, and gauges all in excellent condition. The white shift knob for the four-speed manual transmission looks excellent, as does the entire trunk compartment.
If you dare to be different, this 1970 AMC Rebel Machine would be a worthy addition to any collection covering the ultimate year in muscle-car history.If you are tired of the “me-too” cars you see on every corner, don’t miss the opportunity to own one of the rarest, best performing muscle cars ever made.