This mostly original AMC Ambassador Diplomat was the top of the line offering from AMC in 1969. Located in Orlando, Florida and posted on Ebay in a no reserve auction there is plenty to like starting with the crisp conservative styling that was a hallmark of most of what came out of American Motors in the 1960’s. The seller states that the odometer reads 18,170 with no claims of originality. A close look at the pictures shows that there is enough of a patina to safely assume that the odometer has flipped. Being AMC’s top dog, this Ambassador is equipped with a 343 V8 paired with a 4 barrel carburetor and a Borg Warner automatic transmission. There no description of any mechanical issues although the owner does state that the car is ‘running and driving.’ Power Steering, Power Brakes, Cruise Control and factory AC are also among the options although the seller does say that the AC is untested.
The Regatta Blue paint looks to be in nice shape with a little bit of fading. It might just need a good buffing to restore it’s luster. Although there is no visible body rust, the seller does say that there is some rust on the undercarriage due to much of it’s life being in a Northern climate.
The tailgate has the “three way” rear door which can open sideways or down. There is also a power rear window.
Note the ‘Safe Command’ power brake.
The interior vinyl looks to be in great shape with no visible tears or wear. The carpets show normal wear.
Look here! A third row seat. Perfect for getting away from those annoying sisters.