1974 AMC Matador 304 from North America
Fond memories of a very unique car
I too was once a proud owner of a Matador Coupe red with a black interior, basic model, with a 304, automatic, purchased in 1974. My wife learned to drive with that car and for the several years we owned it, provided trouble free trips. We used it a lot for camping, dragging around a small travel trailer, put a roof rack on it and also hauled a small boat for fishing. That was also back in the era of CB radios, which we installed in the car and home, which kepted us in constant contact with our friends.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th August, 2006
25th Dec 2006, 14:10
Just a quick comment about the author's statement about parts--I am a AMC fan and lover of 20 years and am always shocked at how easy parts are to find for these cars. AMC used many parts from other car makers--there are parts that are GM, they used a Chrysler trans--ETC. anyhow I've NEVER had trouble finding any parts for my AMCs--EXAMPLE--I have a 1977 AMC Concord (hornet) and one of the rear leaf springs rusted and broke--my mechanic said "We have looked everywhere--can't find it--called 50 places" then he said " guess we are going to have to have one hand made"--I stopped by a junkyard--the guy there pulled out a book and said"Its the same spring as the Gremlin, Hornet, Eagle, Sprint--we have 40 of them"--so again--just took asking!!