Collier Motors AMC (The Last AMC Dealership).


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Author javelin1010 ( ago)
Unfortunately the floor pans wouldn't take long to rot out with the cars
sitting outside in the back 40.

Author jsplicer9 ( ago)
i hope to god the blue one isnt an amx

Author captainbluefishmonster ( ago)
Nice vid but im guessing the condensation from that ground just ate up the
undercarriages of all those classics.

Author Jeff Brown (1306 years ago)
Mr Collier said when Chrysler bought out American Motors they wanted him to
renew his franchise at a very high price and upgrade his building and
showroom. He told them to go pound sand. If it's still there it is
between Goldsboro and Wilson N.C.

Author Jeff Brown (1617 years ago)
I stopped by his place about 25 years ago and Mr. Collier and his son gave
me a tour of the property..Javelins, Rebels, Ramblers Matadors..all over
the place. A couple of new un-registered cars still in the showroom. Car
under the cover was a rare something I can not remember what it was.

Author FoMoCo1 ( ago)
I remember these AMX & AMC cars on the road. I had a friend in high school
that had a 1970 Javelin. I guess I've been around a while

Author Zakk Gardner ( ago)
Great video. What would have been *really* cool is if the sounds we heard
where the sounds you were hearing. The rustling of the tall grass... the
footsteps... the solitude... the silence.
It would almost feel like we were there.
oh well.

Author Joel Holmes ( ago)
Where's Mitt Romney? (His late father George W. Romney [1907-1995], ran AMC
in the 1950's and popularized the Rambler car.)

Author SS Smithsonite (1691 year ago)
Another American company, fucked by government-mandated emissions
standards. Wonder what would have become of the 20 or so other
manufacturers that died as a result? I'd bet we'd have much better quality
cars & trucks to choose from today. What could have been ...

Author Jacques Labuschagne (124 years ago)
need to cut some grass and give those cars some life 

Author andersport ( ago)
They should pull all those cars out and sell them as is at auction. They
should get a lot of bidders.

Author Mike Piercey ( ago)
1:29 ??????

Author Mike Piercey ( ago)
is it even possible to acquire these cars? Who owns them?

Author Connar Downes ( ago)
cool vid shit music!!!

Author martron1962 ( ago)

Author Jim Ervin ( ago)
Thanks. Half a Healey is better than none, I guess.

Author myfeeling4you ( ago)
Is this a dealership that the owners walked away and left the cars there ?

Author shnimmuc ( ago)
This this video makes me sick, what a waste.

Author Jim Ervin ( ago)
Is that Nash Healey still there, I wonder? Or was there two of them?

Author san379 ( ago)
gosh what a shame.. check my channel for AMC videos

Author AssAlarmMyLincoln ( ago)
Sad all these wonderful cars are just going to waste

Author 1965ace ( ago)
Great photography !

Author oclat1scb ( ago)
I heard that Pickers ( History Channel show) was there last week & they
bought a couple of cars.

Author rafacruiz ( ago)
launched as money,

Author D Fuller ( ago)
Can these cars be purchased?

Author Arthur Netteler ( ago)
This is a damn shame!!! I could not get people to sell/give me AMC Cars
when I was running my restoration business in Missouri in the late 1990's
early 2000's. Now they are just sitting and ROTTING!! I closed up and moved
to the Philippines, too late now!

Author markyncole ( ago)
Talk about your fixer uppers!

Author CovertOperation13 ( ago)
Please action these cars off and save them before it's to late !!!!

Author Stefan Goodluckstef ( ago)
where is this i must get pics

Author TheSkinnybiker ( ago)
My first job as an apprentice mechanic was at an AMC Jeep dealership. They
were fairly easy cars to work on. They were also a Renault dealer at that
time, I hated the R5.

Author Kathryn Fortunato ( ago)
Oh how I want an old Javelin.

Author Flt Inc ( ago)
what a waste, I know people in my car club, that would kill for one of the
many JAVELIN'S that they have just shown!!! and give up their first born
for that AMX

Author Rob Spalding ( ago)
Beautiful autos!!

Author Knightcowboy89 ( ago)
The one under the tarp at 2:00 looks like its brand new.i wouldn't mind
taking that one and a few of those javelins home with know,if those
are dealership cars,i think that makes them unregistered vehicles.someone
save these cars.

Author Alex E ( ago)
Sad that they are just left alone to rot :(

Author Reality Check ( ago)
Looks like pack rat nest.

Author brian shrock ( ago)
No rust

Author William Boardman (1298 years ago)
I found a late 1967 (Sept) 1968 A M X. New process, 14" hubcaps, red /
red. ACROSS the street (one with lines on it), was dealership it came
from...Harissonburg, Va. Ancient guy came out, wooden biz card...I'm
looking at front line of Matadors 74-77, Guchi Wagon Hornets, then back
lot, of all A M Cs towed off interstate, since new, sold there. Matador
wagon, seven Javelins, Rebels, Ambos, cool DPL ? 2 door, looked 67 or so.
Parts dept dusty but COMPLETE (think Byer's in Ohio)....all I wanted was 30
foot vertical sign. Ten years later, A M X had Magnums and a striped hood.
Dealership was empty, front line Volvos, Saab, Mercedes. Javs still in
back, sprinkle of four doors, a white Rebel S S T hardtop. Burg is college
( J M U ) town, buy buildings, acerage, front lot, SIGN, and Parts
Dept....sell apartments, rent to nubiles. A M C rules !

Author commonman80 ( ago)
Yep. The AMC was no better or worse than a FORD. However, The desire to own
one Faded in the late 70's... Ford won... AGAIN!!

Author David Sartison ( ago)
love amc cars.

Author Jacquie Morris ( ago)
What a horrible waste of some really cool older cars,

Author Mosin54R ( ago)
Why do I watch things like this when I know it will just make me sad :\

Author Mosin54R ( ago)
This is depressing

Author Statimtek ( ago)
Seriously? 2 first gen AMX's sitting outside rotting away? say it isn't

Author Diecastmodels ( ago)
someone should restore them

Author Diecastmodels ( ago)
look at 1:06 they even forgot to put the window up. 

Author greg hassen ( ago)
check this place out on google maps. go to street view. there are ALOT of
on that lot still. Plug in Collier Motors AMC, 4713 U.S. 117, Pikeville,
NC 27863
into google maps

Author onebigkahuna69 ( ago)
I actual live near this place and its been like this since the 80's and
its sad that those cars have been sitting outside for all those years.

Author Bill Vaughn ( ago)
Those abandoned Javelins are worth some cash

Author MrBlackmaxDK ( ago)
Name on car at 0:49

Author The Moral Atheist ( ago)
Are these new cars that never sold? There isn't much info about what we're

Author richard murphy ( ago)

Author FERNAND PEARL ( ago)
want those javelins parked in my ranch

Author DPG2203 ( ago)
Is a Lincoln Continental MK V in the 1.13 black back.

Author Loveunderlaw Heil Lucifer ( ago)
Damn what a shame! If I had a car carrier I would pick them all up and
restore them with friends.

Author Doug Beard ( ago)
Any of those AMXs still for sale?

Author Mike Steele ( ago)
"I'ma gonna fixum up someday", said the 80 year old hoarder that parked
them outside with the windows down 30 years ago. "No, durn it, they ain't
for sale. Now GIT!"

Author veggiepowered ( ago)
so sad they should have been kept inside a building or even inside a barn

Author desolategrey ( ago)
my mind has been blown

Author CHARLIE ARROYO ( ago)

Author learflyer2 ( ago)
Would love to have the old 53 Nash @1:49 needed some TLC but looked in
pretty good shape .

Author George Senda ( ago)
My first car was a Javelin too. Paid $ 700 for it. It ran but had a hole in
the floorboard. I liked it though.

Author DDon670 ( ago)
I would love to have one of the AMX's or Javelins restored. Also that late
80's Cherokee is nice, personally I think the Laredos of that period were
the best looking of that cars entire run.

Author itrollabsolutelyeveryone ( ago)
Nobody Cares about you hicks living in your polluted inbred little hicky
part of Canada. 

Author nowitsabadtime ( ago)
0:48, I'll take it ;)

Author Earl V ( ago)
I don't know what kind of metal they used to make AMC or ramblers with but
they dissolved like they were made out of powdered sugar, I havent seen one
in 25 years in any car show

Author Brisco Llama ( ago)
Definitely some restorable vehicles in there. A convertible Rebel...don't
see too many of those. Nice AMX and Javelins too. Amazing...

Author Rob Washere ( ago)
besides the Fact that its heartbreaking to see All these amc-s rotting into
the ground and the owner obviously doesnt care,anyone know what car that is
at 2:06 ??
thanks in advance.

Author Fleur Black ( ago)
what car has the dark rear end at 1.13? taillight looks cute?

Author ROOR MAN ( ago)
amc was the best if they would have had the backing like gm they would
still be around and jeeps would still be jeeps instead they look like every
other suv and dont offroad near like they should with modern tech

Author Christopher O'Rourke ( ago)
What saved American Motors was its life saving Javalin &AMX models which
came out for the 1967 model year, and for the 1970 model year, Jeep became
an American Motors line, the Hornet, & Gremlin models are what all together
helped save American Motors. American built the Marlin for 1965-that car
was a total was a disaster for American Motors-it was only built one model

Author mickkjh ( ago)
Great video. I wonder why some of those cars haven't been preserved

Author jphritz011 ( ago)
What a damn shame! Those are all rare treasures. 

Author EM JAY ( ago)
typical HOARDER....That shit will rot in the ground before anybody buys it.
Those Hoarder types price it high cuz they dont wanna get rid of it anyway,
Very sad... Someone would love to preserve that history.

Author Edwin Pike ( ago)
this place is in pikeville nc on hwy 117 i have been there walked around
been inside he has low mileage show winners in the front of the building i
grew up about 10 miles from there went to school 2 miles down the road when
i went 1 time they were installing a 401 in a amc 4x4 spirit it was wild
the parts room still has factory parts on the shelves he will sell but is
a bit pricey but he has stuff no one else does

Author M600 GLL ( ago)
AMC made ugly cars, they were ALL hideous!

Author doctorno0070 ( ago)
AMC designed some real ugly cars, and not too surpirsed they went belly-up.
The Matador and especially the Javelin was one of the only real nice cars
they made. Too little, too late, too bad.

Author MaryStewart ( ago)
amc was crap! LOL

Author chisty4 ( ago)
you wearing a wig ??

Author Chris Peterson ( ago)
Where is this? there are parts there from cars I need!!!!!!

Author lolzorrice ( ago)
Everyone really loves the god damn tetris style music in these videos.

Author NORML85 ( ago)
This makes me a saaaad panda.

Author Lumpyone ( ago)
Excellent cars...I'm digging the AMXs, the Javelins and the old Bathtub
Nash.....sleeper lead sled there! There was a guy in the Northwest Chicago
suburbs drove a white MAX, sexy car.

Author john iorio ( ago)
thanks for the post AMC's were always my pick- esp. hornets...they handled
like a charm with that widened a-arm suspension

Author capecodunderground ( ago)
that's right.

Author 88musicrox ( ago)
I new i recognized the music it's from AFC music ran by Adam A.k.a

Author spartamx71 ( ago)
I've been there. You can buy the cars. He's a used car dealership still in
business but he's know what they're worth. Man I'd love to see the
dealership restored, like an AMC heaven.

Author FriendlyRambler ( ago)
That's just sad. You'll never see my old Rambler in a field junked, that's
for sure. Not in my lifetime. I don't understand people who just let cars
rust away like that.

Author FriendlyRambler ( ago)
That's just sad. You'll never see my old Rambler in a field junked, that's
for sure. Not in my lifetime.

Author RockotheCat13 ( ago)
I've seen a 401 SB Rebel run a 12 sec. 1/4 w/ just headers & slicks.

Author Matt Forty ( ago)
You can go buy one if you want, theyre here cause theyre all for sale by
appointment, talked to him a couple times. he kinda priced the healys way
higher than anybodyd want to pay cause i dont think he wants to get rid of
em, hes got four.

Author chevydog888 ( ago)
where are these

Author edro31111 ( ago)
If you're a car enthusiast and especially old cars, check out carsinbarns
web site and you'll be really sad! Can't believe people let classic cars
sit and rot and won't sell them to anyone.

Author lou pelez ( ago)
Nice score on the Nash Healey. Although I like the early 50's ones :D

Author The Great Falloni ( ago)
This place was in Hot Rod mag a while back. All are gradually being sold
off as the facility is beyond repair.

Author robert G'Sell ( ago)
The '57 Rebel (limited production) in the first 2 photos and the
Nash-Healey are worth more than all the others combined. I hope a lot of
these vehicles were saved as many are worth restoring.

Author chandler bernisconi ( ago)
you can keep the pacers there

Author robbo comeaux ( ago)
I had an orgasm @ 1:35; and my wife looks like a big bug.

Author Meno ( ago)
Shame. I love AMCs.

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