Javelin MegaDork
Nov. 27, 2012 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 New Reader
Nov. 27, 2012 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 PowerDork
Nov. 27, 2012 1:03 p.m.

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

fidelity101 Reader
Nov. 27, 2012 1:06 p.m.

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

914Driver MegaDork
Nov. 27, 2012 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 UltraDork
Nov. 27, 2012 3:09 p.m.

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

ZOO SuperDork
Nov. 27, 2012 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 SuperDork
Nov. 27, 2012 3:13 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: The 70's were not that bad. I mean we had Farrah rite?

And Catherine Bach:

Gasoline Dork
Nov. 27, 2012 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 MegaDork
Nov. 28, 2012 5:50 a.m.

C'mon, just admit it.

aussiesmg UltimaDork
Nov. 28, 2012 7:31 a.m.

Not to mention

aussiesmg UltimaDork
Nov. 28, 2012 7:32 a.m.

jstein77 Dork
Nov. 28, 2012 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 New Reader
Nov. 28, 2012 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 UltimaDork
Nov. 28, 2012 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 PowerDork
Nov. 28, 2012 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 SuperDork
Nov. 28, 2012 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 UltraDork
Nov. 28, 2012 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 Reader
Nov. 28, 2012 4:43 p.m.

I was born in the wrong era...

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