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American Motors Co. Automobile Books & Literature

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We specialize in automobile literature, manuals and books printed by American Motors for the purpose of selling or repairing its cars. American Motors published its own set of automobile books for each of its models. These are the best publications you can find because the factory itself printed them for your specific automobile. The different kinds of automotive literature published specifically for American Motors Car are described below.

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Sales Literature

American Motors created, designed and published various kinds of automobile sales literature to hand out to the general public. These are usually in color, contain large pictures of the various exteriors and interiors available and have a general discussion of options. Sales Literature is useful for restoration details and fun to own and collect to show along with your car. The different kinds of sales literature available include brochures, folders, press releases, sales bulletins, post cards and annual reports.

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Parts Books

American Motors compiled and published large, comprehensive Parts Books for American Motors, only. Parts Books have both a text and an illustration section, and cover every single part in your automobile. They feature blow up illustrations of the part, along with the part name, number and description. Parts illustrations show subassemblies and give a great deal of information for reassembling your car, along with identifying the proper parts for it. Equipped with this book, you will no longer have to put up with parts vendors selling you the wrong part.

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Dealer Albums

Generally, only once a year the American Motors Division would sell to each of its dealers one Data Book and Color/ Upholstery Album for the American Motors Cars for that specific model year. These automobile books, collectively called "Dealer Albums" were never given to the general public. Moreover, many were thrown out by thoughtless dealers to make space for the next model year. They are therefore rare, hard to find, and true collector's items. The Data Books are usually profusely illustrated with interior, exterior, options and accessory choices. The Color and Upholstery Albums have swatches of the actual upholstery and paint colors available at that time. They also include the code numbers.

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Owners Manuals

These are the glove box booklets that give consumers basic information about the operation and maintenance of their automobiles. They give the American Motors owner a general idea of how to operate the various American Motors features and accessories.

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Shop Repair Manuals

American Motors designed and printed Shop Manuals (also called Service Manuals or Repair Manuals) with the detail and specifics necessary to effectively maintain and repair their automobiles. In some years there is a separate Fisher Body Shop Manual, and in other years the body and chassis sections are combined in one Manual. These Manuals contain the most complete information available for AMCs. There are engine, transmission, drive line, brakes & suspension, electrical, wiring diagrams, exhaust sections and much more. Shop/Service Manuals are essentially "how to fix it" books, with detailed pictures, diagrams, symptoms, tests, etc. If you own a AMC and want to work on it yourself, these are the only Shop/Service Manuals you will need.

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Paint Chips

These are actual paint samples showing customers the colors available for their automobiles in that model year. They are usually the size of a large postage stamp and give the color codes along with the color. These are very useful in restoring cars, because they help you to find the exact color and code number for your specific model.

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Covers

Copies of several of the covers on our reproductions. We make every effort to duplicate the original cover of the manual.

We carry a very large inventory of automobile manuals initially published by the factory. Some of these are the original publications, some are reprints of the originals. Some show heavy use and others are new or nearly new. Many of these items are difficult to find and our supply of each item may be limited. Our inventory is therefore highly specialized.

We welcome your email or telephone call. We have been buying and selling automobile books and literature for 25 years! Our experienced staff can answer your questions and give you that personal attention which will help you to find the most useful manual for your automobile. Your order will be shipped to you within 24 hours from our warehouse.