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Back when this 1969 AMC Ambassador SST was new, American Motors was having an identity crisis. They were trying to be all things to all car buyers, but it just wasn’t working. Not that they weren’t good cars, they were just never able to get past the “Ramblers are for old ladies” image. The Ambassador was a luxurious full-sized car, but not as full-sized as the GM, Ford, and Chrysler full-sized cars, which was another problem. Even when advertised with “… a massive grille and bold, almost straight-line sides, only slightly sculptured” it still failed to woo many new buyers. This white one was was seen up for sale a few years back in Gerry. And for the unitiated out there, it’s pronounced “Gary.”

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

this is what a "massive grille" looks like

this is what a “massive grille” looks like