If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

AMC Hornet Sportabout

I found this 1973 AMC Hornet Sportabout at the cruise night last Friday. It was absolutely amazing! I’m fully convinced now that AMC is my favorite American brand (especially the 1970s, including 1970s Jeep). This Sportabout was spec’d nearly just how I’d want it to be.

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Black with the Hornet SC (?) wheels and the 258 ci I6. I’d take mine with a 4-speed from the Hornet SC though.

I absolutely love the pin striping on this car! That may have sold me on the black paint.

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I do wish it had the original steering wheel - and that 4-speed.

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The vinyl is interesting, too - called “Individual Seat Vinyl Trim”, based on the window sticker.

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There’s that pin striping again!

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The 256 is torquey, but not high horsepower engine. It sounds great with exhaust upgrades though:

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It is/was for sale. I’d be interested if I had the space.

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