AMC Hornet Analysis

The Hornet Representing AMC in the 1970s

Things You Didn’t Know About the AMC Hornet

When it comes to classic cars you don 't see a lot of AMC automobiles at the local shows. It 's not because the car company went out of business in the 80s or lack of support for the individual models. It 's more about the number of units sold, and automotive styling often described as something only a mother could love.

American Motors always struggled to gain traction when competing with the Big Three in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Now some forty years later, the same thing can be said about many of the mainstream AMC automobile models in the classic car market. Nevertheless, these cars still have a small, but rabid fan base and remain an interesting representation of automobiles from the 70s. Here we 'll talk
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This included the two-door sedan, three door hatchback and the four door sedan or station wagon. In addition to the standard choices the company rolled out a few special editions in an effort to stimulate sales and enhance the image of the automobile. In 1973 a partnership with Levi Strauss launched a special trim package that included denim style interior seat coverings. Even the door panels had copper rivets and familiar looking stitching associated with the Levi Jeans brand.

In 1971 AMC offered the hornet SC 360 Sport Coupe. This would be the vehicles only shot at becoming a full-blown muscle car. With a sticker price of around $2,700 it was cheaper then [the Dodge Dart V8 Swinger]. Buyers could pony up an extra $200 and get the go package with a four barrel carburetor and [a ram air style hood scoop]. Power output of the go pack combination exceeded 285 HP. This gave the Hornet some sting as it could produce quarter-mile times in the fourteen second range right off the showroom floor. AMC had planned to build a lot of these cars, but the timing would not be on their

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