A not too often seen vehicle, a 1978 AMC Matador 2-door coupe. This was a styling direction taken by AMC, starting for the 1974 model year. This example was in a gold color originally, and has air conditioning, 360 cubic inch V-8, Torque-Command 3-speed automatic transmission and an uncommon option, not offered by any other manufacturer with this style of roof, roll-down back windows. Restoration will be continuing over this winter season.
A home made car show! AMC Matador, Pontiac G6 convertible, ETC
While getting a 1964 Pontiac up and running, several of us showed up with old cars because the day was nice. Lined up in a row were a Chevy Suburban, a 1964 Impala SS, a 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, a 1978 AMC Matador and a 1983 Chevy Impala 4-door sedan.
1974 AMC Matador Modified YelBlu Disney061514
You may have seen Matadors before, but I'd bet you've never seen one like this before! The owner really liked the original, but those bumpers were a problem, so he basically redesigned the car's exterior with parts that he hand fabricated. The interior was redone in the same seating material used in commercial airliners. You have to wonder, if you didn't know the history of this car, that it might have been an "idea" car generated by AMC stylists..such is the quality and the boldness of design of this one-off car. Kudos to the owner/designer...a real tribute to imaginative design! The engine is an AMC 401.
1971 AMC Matador
Straight 6 3.8 liter 92,000 original miles