AMC was created on 14 january 1954 when Nash-Kelvinator Corporation & Hudson Motor Car Company merged, soon becoming one of the four major manufacturers in the market and finally the last independent car manufacturer in the United States.
At the beginning company specialized in small cars and slowly moved to the medium-sized category.
AMC acquired the loss-making Jeep division from Kaiser-Frazer in 1970 and turned the Jeep brand into anew growth.
In the late 70's AMC expanded its range of four-wheel drive passenger car with AMC Eagle, which soon proved to be very popular, especially among young people. Helped by the fact that The AMC Eagles were the only four-wheel-drive passenger cars produced in the U.S. at the time.
1987 the Chrysler Corporation acquired the entire share equity of American Motors Corporation.
The following year, Chrysler ended all the AMC passenger car production, but the victorious Jeep brand.