Thursday, September 5, 2019

Big Inline-6 Powered: 1976 AMC Matador

The Matador was a stately styled coupe/sedan/wagon that replaced the Rebel in 1971 as American Motor Corp's (AMC) plus sized muscle coupe.  In 1974 the Matador coupe was restyled in a completely different fashion from the sedan and it was cool enough for Francisco Scaramanga (one of Christopher Lee's greatest performances) to use a flying version to escape James Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun. Find this 1976 AMC Matador offered for $7000 in Venice, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu. 

From the seller:

condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 110000
paint color: yellow
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe
1976 AMC Matador Very unique auto . .
Super clean Florida car. I have the original Florida title and window sticker.
Runs good, everything works, zero rust, ice cold air, too.

See a better way to drive something "American?"


  1. Omg that interior is horrid rest of car not that bad.

    1. I was going to go with the inverse and say, well, at least the interior is interesting.

    2. I've seen pajama sets that pattern … it's very Golfy

    3. Plaid split-bench and matching doors for the win! This car couldn't be more 70s even if you added shag carpet and an 8-track player. Far out, man!

    4. I think my grandpa had a suit that pattern. It would look like a floating head was driving the car down the road!

  2. I don't think I've ever seen such a perfect representation of everything that was wrong with 70's era cars.... but in nostalgic hindsight, that has become part of the charm.

  3. The Detroit LamBORGini omage ...

  4. Clearly the inspiration for the Porsche Panamara

  5. Go Kart Mozart (steering wheel) was checking out the weather chart

  6. too bad about the steering wheel. wonder if you can get a replacement in plaid...or yellow.


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