P71 SuperDork
March 27, 2010 10:40 p.m.

What has a 304 V8, is a "Sport Wagon", has a tan leather interior with an orange stripe, and only cost $200?

P71's new 78 Concord Wagon! It's a parts car for the Hornet. Anybody need parts? I drove it home (mostly). I had to be push-bumpered off the freeway 3 miles from home when it quit and then tow-strapped to my neighborhood (by a different cop car, but I got it to re-fire and drove it into the driveway (where the Hornet refused to start, again).

I'm brining down property values everywhere I go...

aussiesmg SuperDork
March 27, 2010 11:52 p.m.

I am still waiting for the announcement of your AMX purchase

Toyman01 Dork
March 28, 2010 7:04 a.m.

Photos?

P71 SuperDork
March 28, 2010 9:52 a.m.

If I could afford an AMX, I would, but I can't. Stupid house/savings/no debt/fiscally responsible life... grumble grumble...

Anyways, the Concord is a 78 Wagon, and is some sort of designer edition (like the Pierre Cardin Javelin's), I just haven't figured out which yet. The interior is a medium tan leether with a brown and orange stripe running through it. The car itself has 106K on it, is a 304 V8 / 904 Auto with a Model 20 rear end. It has power front disc brakes, power steering, A/C (rare!), and cruise control (that works! Unheard of!!!).

The plan is to strip the snot out of the Concord for the Hornet. The wagon and coupe actually share a wheelbase, so the 304/904/20 powertrain will all bolt in to the Hornet as will the front discs and the good windshield. Everything I pull off the Hornet will be sold, and everything left on this ugly mother will be sold off as well. I then plan on sawing out the rockers and floor (and possibly lower 1/4's) to fix the Hornet's.

So I should be able to save my car and make some money. Here's hoping!

STS_ZX2 New Reader
March 28, 2010 11:49 a.m.

Gucci Edition as I recall...

P71 SuperDork
March 28, 2010 12:55 p.m.

I know it was the Pierre Cardin Javelin, Oleg Cassini Matador, and Levi's Gremlin. I think you're right, it may be the Gucci Concord. Google is failing me...

4cylndrfury SuperDork
March 28, 2010 1:07 p.m.

Im with toyman, pics or it doesnt exist

Streetwiseguy Reader
March 28, 2010 1:21 p.m.

Ok, lets explore possibilities here.
1.Wagons are cool. 2.The Concord sounds like its solider than the Hornet. 3.You have sheetmetal repair to do on the Hornet.

Taking the above information, I conclude it would be no more work to move the B-pillar back on the Concord, install the Hornet doors and front sheet metal, and have an Uber rare 2 door Hornet Gucci edition wagon.

Just sayin...

zomby woof HalfDork
March 28, 2010 4:02 p.m.
P71 said: What has a 304 V8, is a "Sport Wagon", has a tan leather interior with an orange stripe, and only cost $200?

A Conquistacord

Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
March 28, 2010 4:13 p.m.
Streetwiseguy wrote: Ok, lets explore possibilities here. 1.Wagons are cool. 2.The Concord sounds like its solider than the Hornet. 3.You have sheetmetal repair to do on the Hornet. Taking the above information, I conclude it would be no more work to move the B-pillar back on the Concord, install the Hornet doors and front sheet metal, and have an Uber rare 2 door Hornet Gucci edition wagon. Just sayin...

I agree. Add your monster V8 to the wagon and go trolling for Mustangs. Save the Hornet for another time/commuter duty.

aussiesmg SuperDork
March 28, 2010 4:43 p.m.

i vote for the V8 wagon sleeper also

Nitroracer Dork
March 28, 2010 6:21 p.m.

The image does not support a sleeper wagon (but I do).

It does support the AMC trend going on around here though.

P71 SuperDork
March 28, 2010 8:25 p.m.

That Stinger model is the exact body as my Hornet (unfortunately it's rarer than an honest politician so I haven't gotten one yet).

I am thinking about the wagon over the Hornet though. I'm gonna give it some thought...

Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
March 28, 2010 9:20 p.m.

Wagons are even more awesome sleepers than P71s.

Come to the dark side.

Luke, I am your father.....

P71 SuperDork
March 29, 2010 1:05 a.m.

Luke SuperDork
March 29, 2010 1:15 a.m.

That's even cooler than the other one!

Hotrod the wagon instead .

4Msfam New Reader
March 29, 2010 1:16 a.m.

That's so full of cool! Love the stripes and the fastback. Mmmmm

P71 SuperDork
March 29, 2010 2:07 a.m.

I'm thinking about keeping the wagon instead. It runs and drives better, has less rust, is a rarer model, and is already equipped (V8, front discs). It's still under 3000 Lbs too.

Kind of an ugly little sucker though. I need a Spirit AMX or a Javelin...

zomby woof HalfDork
March 29, 2010 5:38 a.m.
Kind of an ugly little sucker though

Wheels, stance, and tint will fix that.

A colour change wouldn't hurt, either.

Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
March 29, 2010 6:50 a.m.
zomby woof wrote:
Kind of an ugly little sucker though
Wheels, stance, and tint will fix that. A colour change wouldn't hurt, either.

Ugly is good. Original is good. Add fastness=WIN!

Wheels and some suspension magic would rock, just don't go too low. Keep the tint mild. Get some widened steelies to stick under those hubcaps for the ultimate sleeper. Keep the exhaust quiet too. That way the lumpy cam just makes it sound like it doesn't run for E36 M3 and must be bog slow

John Brown SuperDork
March 29, 2010 7:11 a.m.

I would rock a set of the 17" Magnum 500's with some 24/45zr17 and relax the altitude a little bit. Reupholster a pair of Cobra buckets to match to OE pattern. Add some serious brakes, and install a bit more power.

914Driver SuperDork
March 29, 2010 7:52 a.m.

Nothing says AMC interior like an AMC interior.

Nice find!!

P71 SuperDork
March 29, 2010 10:01 a.m.

Sounds like the consensus is junk the rusty 2-door Hornet and race the 4-door Concord wagon. Sometimes I wonder about you guys...

Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
March 29, 2010 10:15 a.m.
P71 wrote: Sounds like the consensus is give Junkyard the rusty 2-door Hornet and race the 4-door Concord wagon. Sometimes I wonder about you guys...

Fixed that for you

4cylndrfury SuperDork
March 29, 2010 10:21 a.m.

my family had one when I was a tot, the dark vinyl murdered my legs in the summer...ahh memories

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