Petersen, R., "The American Motors 1970 Rebel Machine," SAE Technical Paper 700349, 1970, doi:10.4271/700349.
The American Motors new concept in muscle cars is achieved in the production of the 1970 Rebel “Machine”. This car's appearance is dramatized by the interior and exterior styling efforts, which imparts a distinctive and easily recognizable identity. In standard-production form, it contains power-plant components to assure outstanding performance characteristics, while retaining the features required for normal street operation. This “Machine” will use the production 390 cu in. engine version with modifications, that will provide optimum performance without incurring high-unit cost penalties.