Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/27/12 12:57 p.m.

A time capsule 36K mile 1972 AMC Hornet Sportabout...

Gucci Edition!

Yes, really, that Gucci. AMC started the whole cars & designers thing. If I was filthy rich I'd own the matched set (Cardin Javelin, Cassini Matador, Levi Gremlin, etc).

cdowd
cdowd New Reader
11/27/12 1:02 p.m.

I really like it. That along with the 320i up front and you have the start to a GRM showroom.

Chris

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
11/27/12 1:03 p.m.

Damn... yet another car to add to my "wagon museum" collection if I ever win the lottery...

fidelity101
fidelity101 Reader
11/27/12 1:06 p.m.

that is... SWANK! I gotta love the wagon.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/27/12 2:35 p.m.

That's some kind of 70s interior! I'd be afraid of getting something on my suede pants or platforms.

dean1484
dean1484 UltraDork
11/27/12 3:09 p.m.

The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

ZOO
ZOO SuperDork
11/27/12 3:11 p.m.

I remember when they were plentiful I had such disdain for AMC then. I have such regard for them now. Stupid 20-20 hindsight,

ZOO
ZOO SuperDork
11/27/12 3:13 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

And Catherine Bach:

Gasoline
Gasoline Dork
11/27/12 3:27 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

70's? They were the best! Playmate Patti McGuire and a Dodge, Life does not get any better! Mom never found my Patti centerfold on the back of my bedroom door....I think?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/28/12 5:50 a.m.

C'mon, just admit it.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
11/28/12 7:31 a.m.

Not to mention

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
11/28/12 7:32 a.m.

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
11/28/12 7:40 a.m.
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

You know, I had a poster just like that up on my bedroom door when I was in high school!

jmc14
jmc14 New Reader
11/28/12 7:43 a.m.

OK, I'm old. I have owned 2 of the cars pictured. A 1970 Boss 302 that I bought while in High School. Then I went into the AZ Dept of Public Safety and made almost no money. I sold the Boss and bought a Green AMC Wagon, from my Grandparents. Talk about a step down.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo UltimaDork
11/28/12 7:45 a.m.
jstein77 wrote:
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

You know, I had a poster just like that up on my bedroom door when I was in high school!

Now it has a mysterious hardened yellowish-white film over it. Putting. Yeah. Putting. Vaniller.

Duke
Duke PowerDork
11/28/12 8:28 a.m.
ZOO wrote: I remember when there were plentiful I had such disdain for AMC then. I have such regard for them now. Stupid 20-20 hindsight,

My neighbors had a Gucci Sportabout exactly like that in the mid-'70s. I knew what Javelin was positing even before I saw the interior shot. My girlfriend had a '74 non-Gucci (luckily) Sportabout sport edition (or whatever came with the AMC rally wheels) in the early '80s.

I'm failing utterly to find anything to hold them in regard about, then or now.

ZOO
ZOO SuperDork
11/28/12 12:09 p.m.
Duke wrote:
ZOO wrote: I remember when there were plentiful I had such disdain for AMC then. I have such regard for them now. Stupid 20-20 hindsight,

My neighbors had a Gucci Sportabout exactly like that in the mid-'70s. I knew what Javelin was positing even before I saw the interior shot. My girlfriend had a '74 non-Gucci (luckily) Sportabout sport edition (or whatever came with the AMC rally wheels) in the early '80s.

I'm failing utterly to find anything to hold them in regard about, then or now.

I like the size. I like the styling. I like the overall quirkiness of AMC. I think you could make a cool resto-rod out of one.

dean1484
dean1484 UltraDork
11/28/12 4:03 p.m.
Gasoline wrote:
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

70's? They were the best! Playmate Patti McGuire and a Dodge, Life does not get any better! Mom never found my Patti centerfold on the back of my bedroom door....I think?

I think it was teh bieg hair thing of the 70s that I liked LOL

fidelity101
fidelity101 Reader
11/28/12 4:43 p.m.

I was born in the wrong era...

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