Amc Hornet And Its Effects On American Society Essay

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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 about a classic car you don 't see every day, the AMC Hornet. We 'll review some history and give a shout out to some unique and rare models.

AMC Hornet History

They built the AMC Hornet from 1970 through 1977. One interesting fact is they built it straight through in one generation. An unusual strategy at a time in history when other car makers continued to evolve the sheet metal styling based on consumer input. As an example, [the first generation Dodge Charger] debuted in 1966 with an odd looking fastback design. After two years of unremarkable sales figures it went through a complete overhaul in an effort to appeal to consumers.

Just two years post launch [the second Generation…

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