AMC has always offered distinctive cars with lower production
figures than The Big Three. That's what makes this 1977 AMC Hornet
AMX is so intriguing. A rare car from an already lower volume
manufacturer that's been so well restored and preserved is
absolutely worth plenty of attention... and that's even before you
sampled its V8 power.
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. It's believed to be the original paint and has the right
amount of shine to highlight all the lines of this curvy hatchback.
Plus, we love the way the bold red covers the bumpers, body kit,
and rear window slats to give these classic lines a modern feeling.
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. And when you
grab the correct AMC three-spoke sports steering wheel, you get a
commanding view of the full gauge pack that includes a large tach.
It's all set in a machined aluminum panel that's truly muscle car
cool. Just ahead of the floor shift is an auxiliary gauge package,
which is another great upgrade for 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 features like
the cruise control and AM radio.
AMC's 304 cubic-inch V8 is always was great to see under the hood,
especially when it's original to the car like this one. In fact,
that gives this one true rarity, with only around 2,000 (or less)
Hornet AMXs ever equipped with the optional V8. Because this is
special, there has been great care with the motor. It has a newer
radiator, freeze plugs, starter, alternator, belts, hoses, and all
the other right maintenance you'd do yourself, too. But more than
just good care, it has also been upgraded for extra power with an
Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. That means
more performance on the streets and an extra hint of growl from the
dual exhaust. Plus, these AMX specialty vehicles were given an
upgraded handling package. Add in the three-speed automatic
transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes, and you'll
love cruising this AMC everywhere.
Complete with all the right documents, including the factory
buildsheet, multiple owner's manuals, and maintenance records,
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 so affordable, you know you need to hurry up if you want to
take it home. Call today!!!