1970 AMC Rebel The Machine Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The most recognizable muscle car version of the AMC Rebel was named The Machine and available for the 1970 model year. Following the success of the 1969 SC/Rambler, the Machine was painted in its most patriotic or flamboyant factory trim: white with bold red, white, and blue reflective stripes. The Rebel Machine was build for the NHRA F-stock class. The introductory marketing campaign consisted of ten vehicles that were driven from the factory directly to the strip and raced in the condition they arrived in. AMC's marketing objective was for each AMC dealer to have one colorful Rebel Machine on display in their showrooms to lure non-AMC potential customers so they could be introduced to the other models. The Machine features a large ram-air intake hood scoop that was painted Electric Blue with a large tachometer visible to the driver integrated into a raised fairing at the rear of the scoop. Today, surviving models of the Rebel Machine are bold reminders that tiny AMC once took on the big boys on the streets and strips of America.