Cross An AMC Concord With A Spirit: The Lerma

(originally published 3/6/2011) No, I haven’t found the time to start playing with Photoshop. This is the VAM Lerma, quite literally a Mexican cross of the AMC Concord and Spirit hatchback. VAM (Vehiculos Automotores Mexicanos) was an AMC licensee, and decided to get creative. One assumes the Concord Hatchback wasn’t being produced south of the border, because why go to the trouble?  Here’s one good reason:

A five door hatch, looking very Citation-ish. VAM proposed the Lerma to AMC as a new variant they might be interested in, but AMC demurred.

Not very good pictures, but you get the idea.