Operating from the front of a building shared with his father’s machine shop, Bobby sold cars in downtown Pikeville until 1973, when he moved to the patch of land on which Collier Motors now stands.
Anything AMC-related was welcome on his lot, as long as it wasn’t French.
Renault partnered with AMC in 1979 and bought a majority stake in 1980.
Two years later, AMC introduced the ’83 Renault Alliance, an American-built version of the Renault 9.
A pair of Mark Donohue–edition Javelins has since claimed a bit of the freed-up attention.
In the office trailer, Bobby pulls out a scrapbook full of pictures, some dating to the days of his father’s dealership.
This is the fate of one of only 1,686 ’67 Rambler Rebel convertibles, which were built for that year only, rebadged as AMCs for 1968, and discontinued in 1969. He sold the last of his two Alabama State Trooper Javelins not long ago, having bought them at auction in Alabama years earlier.