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Model Cars: AMC Matador by Ron Koeller, Jr.

The Mata-Dorks are a group of guys from IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature who built the difficult-to-work-with AMC Matador model car. From The Crittenden Automotive Library's collection at http://www.carsandracingstuff.com


 


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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





1969 American Motors Javelin
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1971 AMC MATADOR
1971 AMC Matador





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.





Orphan Car Show 17 AMC Matador
New car reviews, ghost car, cheap car insurance, car show and car wash videos channel.





Interview With Nash Motors and American Motors Engineer Howard Turtle part 1
Author Patrick Foster interviews Nash and American Motors engineer Howard Turtle for the Nash Heritage Preservation Project. Mr. Turtle tested Nash engines and did crash tests for Nash Motors back in the 1950s and later. Very interesting part of automotive history.





AMC Matador
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.





1974 AMC Matador X Coupe Wht GarlitsOcala110412
Unconventional styling...AMC did that! It was dramatically different from their other cars..the four door Matador was much more conventional sedan. This was the kind of innovation that kept the American car market interesting!





My Classic Car Season 4 Episode 5 - American Motors Convention
On this episode of My Classic Car, travel along with Dennis Gage to St. Louis, Missouri for the annual international convention of American Motors Owners Convention. We take a look at some of the best vehicles ever produced by AMC. Dennis visits Bob Perkins to see a few of his first generation Mustangs. Sam and Dennis offer advice on preparing your car for storage. Visit http://www.myclassiccar.com for more information





1977 AMC Matador Barcelona II.mov
You might remember AMC's Matador Coupe, but how many of you remember the Barcelona II? Gaze with jaw-plunging awe at AMC's last attempt to make the Matador Coupe a desirable product. (This is yet another clip from the 1977 AMC Dealer Introduction Show.) Then check out the whole story at AteUpWithMotor.com.





1974 AMC Matador Coupe news film.mov
Here's the big car that AMC brought to market just in time for the OPEC oil embargo in 1974. Read all about it at Aaron Severson's site AteUpWithMotor.com. Another scrap of rare film from the Torq-O Media Archive.





American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
http://www.facebook.com/pages/199919191991991/117872974990642 The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This 2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary muscle car from that magical era. Disc 1 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963 Pontiac 421 Super Duty Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega 427 Cobra 1963-1967 Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28 Disc 2 Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird The Mopar Super Stockers American Motors AMX Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda Buick Regal GNX 1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air





1974 AMC Matador Oleg Cassini edition
What a rare car! These cars never really sold in volume..the styling was a bit controversial at the time. This Oleg Cassini edition is even more rare! Lincoln was into naming special editions of their cars, so AMC was just following an industry custom! They also made Gremlins with Levi interiors!





The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's "Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had never seen anything like it. This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.





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