1974 AMC Hornet STREET MACHINE-PRO STREET
PERFECT HOT ROD FOR THOSE SEEKING SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. AMC ENTHUSIASTS WILL ALSO APPRECIATE THIS STREET MACHINE. THIS UNIQUE CLASSIC WILL DEFINITELY STAND OUT IN A CROWD. 1974 AMC HORNET MODIFIED STREET MACHINE/PRO STREET. THE HORNET WAS A VITAL COMPONENT TO THE SURVIVAL OF AMC IN THE ’70’S. LOOKED UPON BY THE MAJORITY OF BUYERS AS AN EVERY DAY. BASE TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE. HOWEVER. SOON GEAR HEADS AND HOT RODDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REALIZED THE POTENTIAL OF THESE QUIRKY CARS AS STREET MACHINES AND DRAG CARS. THIS MELLOW YELLOW CLASSIC IS REALLY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. AS AN EX PRO STREET DRAG CAR. IT HAS THE BODY MODIFICATIONS AND SUSPENSION FOR RACING. HOWEVER. THE ENGINE CURRENTLY INSTALLED IS A LESS AGGRESSIVE. STREET FRIENDLY CRATE ENGINE. YOU CAN GO CRUISING JUST THE WAY THE CAR IS SET UP. IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO A MORE RADICAL ROUTE. UPGRADE CURRENT ENGINE OR DROP IN A RACE ENGINE. AT THIS PRICE POINT. YOUR POSSIBLE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS. The AMC Hornet is a compact automobile that was manufactured by American Motors from 1970-1977. However. this platform actually served the company for eighteen years. until 1988. The Hornet was the basis for the Gremlin. Concord. Spirit. and even the all wheel drive Eagle. It would outlast all other compact platforms from the competition. including Chevrolet Nova. Ford Maverick. and Plymouth Valiant. Development of the Hornet took AMC three years. a million man hours. and $40 million. The Hornet was a complete new design. sharing no major body components. but utilizing some of the Rambler American chassis and drive train. The Hornet was significant in that it marked the return of the AMC to its’ original role as a niche marketer specializing in small cars. The Hornet also became one of AMC’s best sellers. In 1971. AMC even manufactured 784 Hornet SC/360 coupes. an excellent entry into the muscle car market. The Gear Heads started to gravitate towards this different looking vehicle. Actually. gross vehicle weight and weight transfer possibilities exposed the Hornet as a great little car to upgrade. Hence. the modifications began. This is one of those modified vehicles. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR AN ADDITIONAL FILE OF PHOTOS FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OF PHOTOBUCKET: http://s514. photobucket. com/user/redeuce/library/HORNET%20PHOTOS Finished in the banner color for 1974. Mellow Yellow. Paint is good driver quality. with some driving flaws. Blacked out hood with massive six inch cowl scoop and hood pins. Hood is a lift off type. Black body stripes. Bumpers are painted black. Rear Ed Quay style wing. Single sport mirror. Body is hatchback design. Sunroof. Master cutoff switch located on rear body panel. No wipers. Mickey Thompson P295/65R15 drag radials on the rear with beadlocks. Vintage Centerline wheels. Stainless trim is in good condition for its’ age. Turn signals not hooked up. Glass also in good condition. Low. level ride height. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A VIDEO OF THE HORNET FROM THE PUB LIC DOMAIN OF PHOTOBUCKET: http://s514. photobucket. com/user/redeuce/library/HORNET%20VIDEO Currently installed in the Hornet is a 350 Cu. In. Chevrolet engine. Rochester four barrel carburetor mounted on a GM cast iron manifold. Mild hydraulic cam and valve train. Electronic ignition. Electric cooling fan. Dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers. Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Ford 9” rear differential with 4. 11 gears. Coil springs up front. Coil springs with air bags in the rear. with ladder bars. Transverse locator bar. Rear tubs installed for big tire clearance. Fuel cell and battery mounted in the rear hatchback area. Dual racing bucket seats with vinyl covers. Grant spoked steering wheel. No carpet. B&M shifter mounted on the floor. Six point roll cage. with easy driver and passenger access. Dash has been reconfigured to competition style. Auto-Meter speedometer and odometer. Auto-Meter fuel. oil pressure. and water temperature gauges. Auto-Meter Sport Comp tachometer. with Pro Lite shift light. Great opportunity to buy a hot rod for a reasonable price. Drive it just as it is. modify it. do whatever you want with it. This car will provide a lot of fun and thrills to the new owner. It is definitely an attention getter. We specialize in the unique and rare. future investment affordable collector vehicles at old school prices. Since 1978 we have been a leader in finding rare and desirable cars. Most of our finds have done extremely well for our customers in terms of investments and enjoyment. Here is an example of a rare 1 of LS6 Chevelle we sold for 50k in the early 2000’s. http://www. classicmusclecars. com/cgi-bin/swrm/det. cgi?id=131&bl=m-;;k-;;nhs-195;;status-Sold;;sb- It was recently on eBay for 129k and has apparently sold. We sold this car in 1999. we found it. researched it. documented it. restored it. http://www. barrett-jackson. com/Archive/Event/Item/1970-CHEVROLET-CHEVELLE-SS-396-CONVERTIBLE-178646 Another example. we brokered the only 1968 Camaro Z-28 Convertible in July 1993 for 165K. it sold in 2002 for over 7 figures. These are just a couple of examples of the thousands of cars we have sold. and many were super investments. We know the rare muscle car market like no one on the planet. This AMC Hornet is a rare Vintage Classic Car that fits into this category of an investment and enjoyment vehicle. Get in on the ground floor and have a big smile down the road. Financing is available to qualified buyers at JJ Best Banc. https://www. jjbest. com/default. aspx Contact Peter MacDonald at 800 872 1965 for more information. Call Randy at 847 456 7726 with any questions. The owner of ClassicMuscleCars. com has been collecting for over 30 years. 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