bortz

Copyright 2013, Bortz Auto Collection, All Rights Reserved Images may not be copied, printed or otherwise disseminated without express written permission of Bortz Auto Collection.  

 1977 American Motors Am Van

1977 AmVan

Hemmings Blog, by Daniel Strohl, October 29th, 2009.

So we know the Hungerford Rocket Car still exists, and just this week, we got a call alerting us to the fact that the AMC AMVan (a concept vehicle highlighted in Pat Foster’s article in the September 2009 issue of Hemmings Classic Car on AMC’s Concept 80 cars) still exists. Joe Bortz, he of concept car collecting fame, said he got the AM Van from Chrysler when the company was going through AMC’s inventory shortly after the buyout in 1987. He notes that it’s just a fiberglass styling buck, not a functioning vehicle – so the wheels don’t turn, nor do the doors open. And, as you can see, AMC decided not to go with the bubble window for the cargo hatch, opting instead for full glass.

AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet, Old Cars Weekly Click here.
AMC’s Concept 80 AM Van to go on display at Kenosha History Center, Hemmings Daily, Kurt Ernst, July 2, 2014 Click here.
AMC's concept '80 designs would be welcome in the '70s by James Mateja, Chicago Tribune June 19, 1977 (Tribune archives). Click here.
Retro Rides Forum Click here.

am van

1977 AMC AM/Van AWD Concept Car (interesting rendering of the concept styling buck).


 1977 AM Van
 1977 AM Van

Check out the video of the Am Van

 

Concept Car The Cog Blog Click here.