Started on Nov. 15 by Javelin (Forum Supporter)

1973 AMC Hornet

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1973 AMC Hornet 2-door Coupe 232ci I6, 3-Speed Auto 63K Original Miles Grasshopper Green Metallic Green Vinyl Interior I traded a carburetor and steering wheel for it! Runs and drives excellent, everything works, and best of all my 401 AMC V8/5-Speed manual fit in it. It’s destined to be a drag car. These pictures are as-purchased, I even haven’t even emptied the change bucket yet!

Latest updates
June 08
And away she goes...

The poor Hornet is a smooshed little pile of scrap now. :( The cancer was …

March 29
Dig the inside!

I can’t find anything online that AMC ever made a designer Concord (like the Pierre …

March 29
Parts car!

I picked up this 1978 Concord wagon over the weekend for the Hornet. It’s a …

Nov. 29
Started bodywork

I also started the bodywork. I was going to leave it alone until the 401 …

Nov. 29
Even the headliner is good!

They don’t make them like they used to. Here’s a 37-year-old AMC compact, bottom of …

Nov. 29
Never been ridden in...

I’m reasonably sure the back seat has never been used. The carpet is absolutely mint, …

Nov. 29
Interior turned out great!

Here’s the interior after some elbow grease and a Mexican blanket (that I really did …

Nov. 29
Cleaning up!

I actually got some time this weekend to work on the Hornet. I cleaned out …

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Comments
RossD
Nov. 30, 2009, 12:26 p.m.

That is all together hideous and beautiful at the same time. I like it :)

wheelsmithy
Dec. 29, 2009, 12:40 p.m.

AMC Represent. A true gem of a car

rustysteel
Dec. 29, 2009, 2:15 p.m.

I had a '73 white hatchback that had a 304ci in it. I think it was the AMX edition and had the denim interior. I bought it off my Dad for a dollar, which he bought off my Uncle originally for a dollar. Lastest 2-3 years as my first car, loads of fun, manual brakes and steering. Nice find.

Ltdan12a
March 30, 2010, 12:14 p.m.

Yeah!!!! My first "car" memories were of the BRIGHT RED Hornet my Dad owned... Redline tires and all!!!

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