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AMC has always offered distinctive cars with lower production figures than The Big Three. That's what makes this 1977 AMC Hornet AMX so intriguing. It's a complete and well-preserved example of a bold and rare coupe. You even get rare features like four-on-the-floor and air conditioning.
1977 was the last year for the Hornet and the first year for the AMX package, so this is a one-year only vehicle. In fact, these were such a specialty machine, they were finished at a specialty shop instead of the standard Kenosha production line. So having it in Firecracker Red is a great way to draw attention to this unique AMX. This bold finish has the right amount of shine to highlight all the lines of this curvy hatchback. Plus, we love the way the vibrant red covers the bumpers, body kit, and rear window slats to give these classic lines a modern feeling. They even added plenty of sporty style with the targa-like bar around the b-pillar and AMC's mag-style road wheels. And the blacked-out grille, black rear panel, black trim, and correct side decals give this a mean appearance that's worthy of the legendary AMX name.
Inside is a factory-correct black interior that has all the right elements you'd expect from a classic performance machine. Bucket seats and a center console make it instantly inviting. You love the grip of the correct AMC three-spoke sports steering wheel, and you get a commanding view of the full gauge pack set in a machined aluminum panel that's truly muscle car cool. And that large tach goes especially well with the floor shifter. Just ahead of that is an auxiliary gauge cluster, which is another great upgrade on these Hornet AMX cars. And as you look over the total package, you start to realize that everything is amazingly well preserved, right down to the working American Motors AM/FM radio and cold-blowing factory air conditioning.
Under the hood is a very correct-looking 258 cubic-inch inline-six. There are some who may be looking for a V8 (and the Hornet's engine bay has the room to accommodate,) but this is already quite a desirable motor. Don't forget, this is the same torque-filled powerhouse that the Jeeps relied on for go-anywhere ability. So you can get up from the stoplights with pep. And because the inline-six was the only way to get the four-speed manual transmission, you are in complete control of the powerband. Everything from the tidiness of the engine bay to the newer carb confirms the feeling of a well-respected classic. That's why it's still a blast to drive today. It's not an all-out muscle machine like the first-gen AMX, and instead it takes advantage of the lighter weight and stick shift fun to bring some nimbleness to the classic American muscle scene. Plus, with power steering, power brakes, and front discs, it really makes for a great anytime classic.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, maintenance records, and service manuals. You're looking at a well presented and cherished classic that will be unique in any crowd. So when a turn-key package like this is also quite affordable, you know you need to hurry up if you want to take it home. Call today!!!
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