It's hard to find more full-size classic car distinction for the money. After all, a 1973 AMC Matador would already be a stand out way to arrive, even before you see all the survivor-like style of this V8 classic.
We love a good AMC because they represent a cool classic American. And since they're production figures were lower than The Big Three, that makes for plenty of rare distinction on the vintage car scene. So prepare to never fly under the radar with this full-sized sedan. We particularly like the look of these first-gen Matadors that offer a few gradual curves that go with the well-creased sheetmetal. Plus, this one was built before new bumper laws, so those bold chrome kings fit snugly to the design. This one a has a terrific premium look with the upgraded Vector wheels and a black vinyl roof that coordinates with the full-length black rub strip. But as you dig deeper you also see a highly original presentation. In fact, the Tran Am red paint shows signs being of what was applied at the Kenosha factory over four decades ago. And with a car that has averaged less than 1,500 miles annually, you can tell someone has cared for this far better than just some daily driver.
The black vinyl roof is a nice preview of the black interior. And we especially like the cloth inserts on the seats that add coziness and character to this classic. Space and comfort for family and friends are two big reason to have a full-size vintage sedan like this one. There's even been the addition of a sunroof. But the Matador was also developed during the era when the driver was king. That's why the factory dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a commanding view of the driver-oriented dash. Because AMC offered a unique and artful presentation, we're glad to see everything in place – from the clear gauges, to the vertical AM radio that's still on display.
The AMC 304 cubic-inch V8 is a great motor to have in the engine bay. It was unique to this independent automaker, so it's nice to have such an authentic presentation under the hood. Everything from the valve covers to the decals are still correctly in place, so it's also believed that this is the original motor to the car. And because the AMC V8 stayed in production well after the Chrysler takeover, parts availability should be as easy as any other American car. The V8 fires up nicely, and it produces plenty of torque to keep you going down the road with ease. Adding to this great cruising classic attitude are features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
Complete with owner's manual, you're looking at a lot of classic car distinction for quite an affordable price. Don't let this Matador slip away, call today!