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Old 04-08-2013, 10:41 PM
Patrick J. Martin Patrick J. Martin is offline
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Originally Posted by John Burchfield View Post
That's a great looking logo, Patrick. I'm assuming the Ambassador was built down the road at the Kenosha plant (prior to the A-S conversion of course)? And it begs the question: how many of these limos were made by Armbruster? Really hoping to come to the meet, but it's still uncertain at this point.
You are right, John, the base Ambassador sedan rolled out of the Kenosha plant. American Motors had nothing to do with the limo conversion, it was an independant individual who dreamed up the idea of an Ambassador limo, and ordered six from Armbruster. However, his money ran out after only two were built. One ended up in Hollywood, and made various cameo appearances in a variety of 70s-era TV shows. The eventual whereabouts of that car are unknown. The one here made its way back to Wisconsin, and allegedly was used as the governor's limo, although absolute proof of that has not been found, but numerous people remember it as being the case.
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