I had the axle separate from the hub, though that had more to do with lack of torque on the nut than any fault of the car itself.
The car had a problem with a loose valve train and a bad distributor cap when I purchased it from the salvage yard, but they were readily repaired.
The interior is just now beginning to show signs of wear, but for a 30-year-old car with nearly two thousand miles it is doing quite well.
The factory single exhaust developed a leak in it, so it was replaced with a performance dual exhaust system in 1995.
The two barrel carburetor is not able to properly provide fuel and air for any sort of hill climbing, so the car gets sluggish when going up passes on the interstate. However, on flat land this car is very quick!
The interior is beautifully done, with split-bench seats in front and a super comfortable rear bench seat. The front seats fold down to meet the rear seat, turning the entire passenger compartment into a most comfy impromptu bed...
Style is unusual, distinctive, and sharp. This isn't the car to drive if attention is something you are trying to avoid! The chrome grille is made of solid metal, and the full-length rear taillight adds safety through added visibility.
With standard air conditioning, tilt steering column, and a powerful V8 engine mated to a bulletproof Torque Command 727 transmission, the Ambassador Brougham sedan is the epitome of 70's Kenosha luxury sedans.