Launched as the Rambler Rebel in 1967 to replace the staid Classic as AMC's mid-size line, the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST hardtop and convertible shared some styling points with the larger Ambassador. The AMC badge substituted for 1968, when the Rebel was the only AMC series still offering a convertible.

This 1970 AMC SST hardtop coupe was part of the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST line.
1970 AMC SST hardtop coupe.  See more pictures of classic cars.


The SST was the sportiest Rebel, with a standard "Typhoon" 290 V-8, and many were equipped with bucket seats. In addition, many handling and performance options along Javelin lines were available.

Though it has yet to achieve significant "collectibility", the 1968 Rebel convertible should gain in importance as the last of AMC's ragtops. Wagons and sedans joined the SST hardtop for 1968-1970, but the two-doors are the only models with any collector appeal.

Pluses of the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST Hardtop & Convertible:

  • Very low prices
  • Reasonable availability
  • Excellent performance and good economy with small-block V-8

Minuses of the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST Hardtop & Convertible:

  • Little collector recognition
  • Dwindling parts supplies
  • Rust tendencies
  • Clean but mundane styling

Production of the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST Hardtop & Convertible:

  • 1968 hardtop: 9,876; convertible: 823
  • 1969 hardtop: 5,405
  • 1970 hardtop: 6,573

Specifications of the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST Hardtop & Convertible:
Wheelbase, inches: 114.0
Length, inches: 197.0 (1968-1969), 199.0 (1970)
Weight, pounds: 3,140-3,375
Price, new: $2,598-2,999

Engines for the 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST Hardtop & Convertible:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-8 290 cid 200 1968
ohv V-8 343 cid 235/280 1968-1969
ohv V-8 390 cid 315/325/340 1968-1969
ohv I-6 232 cid 145/155 1969-1970
ohv V-8 304 cid 210 1970
ohv V-8 360 cid 245/290 1970

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