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:

1976 AMC MATADOR
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.


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10 comments:

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

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

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

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    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!

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

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  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.

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  3. The Detroit LamBORGini omage ...

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  4. Clearly the inspiration for the Porsche Panamara

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

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

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