In the late 1960’s, a small number of AMC’s luxury car, the Ambassador, were converted into limousine versions of the car, some by a company named Stairway. One of these aftermarket luxury cars was used in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE TV show as a head of state’s own car. With a big 390 V8 engine, these were powerful luxury cars that with the right trim could be made very nice. Although AMC intended their luxury cars to compete with Cadillacs, Lincolns and Imperials, they sold for no more than a full size Chevrolet Caprice. These luxury cars from AMC included V8 engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power brakes and power steering as standard equipment, along with a higher level of trim than the related Rebel cars that AMC also built. Many of the Rebels were sold to police agencies because with a 390V8 they were very fast because they were light for their weight compared to other cars in their class. Strangely, the large cars that AMC sold were light for their weight compared to their small cars. which tended to be heavy for their weight.