The American Motors Corporation was in business from 1954 until 1988. They competed with the Big 3 at the time, GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Their small cars included the Gremlin, Pacer, and Hornet. Muscle cars in their line up included the AMX, Javelin, and Marlin. The 4-wheel drive Eagle could be America’s first true crossover. Renault acquired a major interest in AMC in 1979 and Chrysler ultimately acquired the company.