AMC Matador Bobby Allison Tribute

Price: - Item location: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: AMC
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Brougham
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 50,500
  • VIN: A6A167H128569
  • Color: Red / White / Blue
  • Engine size: 304
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black & Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1976 AMC Other Brougham

Just purchased at an estate auction a last Saturday, so my knowledge of car is limited. I would love to keep the car, but I have no room, and this car needs to be taken well care of, and stored in abuilding.What I do know is a 1976 Matador Brougham which was pulled out of a field with some body damage behind the drivers side door. The trim was pulled off car, repairs made, painted, and reassembled. The previous owneris retired from Richard Childress Racing, and was able to get the decals replicated from an old photo of the original race car. They also installed the decals. It's very evident that all the mechanical issues needing addressed have been taken care of, including all new AC parts, tires, carpet kit, hood liner, trunk liner, andmuch more. The car is not perfect, but a very nice driver. I drove it to work today on the interstate approximately 12 mile and it did fine. Alternatorlooks to be new, but had the glowing alternator light, which iscommon for AMC's. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and I'll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.

On Apr-17-18 at 16:48:11 PDT, seller added the following information:

To clarify, the previous owner of the car is a good friend dealing with health issues. He is an amazing individual who has never let age keep him from working on cars, until the last couple of years. I took my wife's Matador to his shop a couple of times to help him figure out how the trim pieces went back into place, however I am not aware of all the mechanical work performed during the renovations. He never got around to detailing the engine compartment, but it looks like many of the hoses, and all belts were replace. He completed the car good enough to enjoy at car shows and parades for a couple years before his health issues took that away. I am pretty sure the brakes and exhaust system were replaced. The entire AC system looks to have been given a complete overhaul very recently. He spent a lot of energy to find the right wheels he wanted, and mounted the largest Cooper Cobra tires that could fit in the fender wells without rubbing. The original OEM rubber clad wheel with dry rotted tires will be sold with the car. It looks to have a new 850CCA battery, along with an easy disconnect system. The front end was worked on, lined up, and pretty sure new shocks were also installed. I have not been under the car, but from what I can see the floor pans look very solid. It had a cracked windshield when he bought it, but he found a good used one, and had it installed. I understand the factory radio does not work because it needs to have the wiring connected under the dash. The headliner looks in good condition, but has come unglued. The mirror handle on the drivers side door has the stem broken off, and the drivers side upper seat handle is missing. The retainer clip holes in the body where the vinyl top trim running to the back glass were never repaired before paint for some unknown reason. He put a lot of work and detail in the majority of all the other renovations. I just think he ran out of time and energy to complete the renovations to what he planned. Hope this information is more helpful.

On Apr-19-18 at 14:07:51 PDT, seller added the following information:

I wanted to add a couple photos of the original factory wheels that came with the car and some other extra items. They consist of 2 autographed photos, a photo of the previous owner, Jimmy Hailey, who joined Bobby Allison and others participating at a racing legends function. There is also a unassembled model car kit, miniature car display from the 007 movie Man With the Golden Gun and a Factory Service Manual with the brake supplement. These items are being sold with the car.