1973 AMC Hornet Hatchback.

September 14, 2012

7 comments

7 comments:

Jim said...

Clearly, somebody loves this car.

Anonymous said...

wonder if its a grandma or grandpa car?

Justin said...

Slotmags would do this car wonders. Not that the baby moons look bad, but I think slotmags would really set it off.

Dave said...

Way cool! Somebody does love this car.... Me! A well preserved example no doubt. This car is as much fun to look at as it is to drive.

Tim said...

LOVE your Hornet! I have one too! Here's a youtube video of it, if you want to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmUdCW0hS6g

I was just wondering, is your car a factory color...."Trans Am" red or "Matador Red" Thanks!

Connor Torris said...

.....I am the owner of this vehicle. I stumbled across this image looking for parts, so I guess I'll answer a few questions.

-The color is Trans AM red.

-I really would like to put some slotmags on it, but the underside still needs work before I let anyone look through spokes.

-It is tons of fun to drive. It only has a 258 six in it, but it has plenty of power. The low center of gravity also makes the car corner great.

-No, not a grandma or grandpa car, I am in my 20's.

Something that's not visible in this image is the interior is the levi special edition. The seat were redone awhile back and have actual denim ship from the levi company.

I just pulled the motor last week to get rebuilt. If anyone knows where to get parts like a hood or valve cover please comment. Props to Ben for getting the year right, it is difficult to tell the difference between the 73 and 74 if you don't know what to look for.

DrVoo said...

Wow, more Hornet hatches / Xs on this site than I've probably ever seen in the flesh. Always thought the Sportabout Wagon was the best looking version, though. Proportions on these not quite right. But this is a stunning example of the hatch. Nice.