The Rambler name was used more than once. In 1897 the company was founded by Thomas B. Jeffery.
In 1916 it was bought by Charles W. Nash, and the name changed to Nash Motors Company.
Then in 1954 Rambler was formed by the merger of Nash and Hudson. For
1958 the Nash and Hudson brands were dropped and replaced by
Rambler. This lasted until 1965, when the cars were rebadged to
Due to a drop in sales in the 70s AMC sought a partner found
Renault. The partnership held until 1987. Then Chrysler purchased AMC
and the name AMC disappeared.