Nothing says 1972 like Orange and Avacado Green- an omnipresent color palette that seemed to permeate America that year right down my parents kitchen remodel. While there is no Avacodo Green to be found on this AMC Ambassador, this is the orange I remember not so fondly, but times change an I think this is a striking color for a 70’s era station wagon with faux wood siding . AMC actually called this ‘Trans Am Red’ but I guess orange was the new red in the 70’s! Found on Craigslist near Dallas, this 360 V8 powered has a price of $10,900 OBO.
Out of Nevada and now residing in Phoenix this bone dry rust free 43,000 mile Rambler Classic is described as rust free and very original right down to the paint. With the mechanics and driving condition described as ‘incredible’ this is great find for Rambler and wagon lovers alike. You can find this Wagon on Ebay with a BIN of $9,500 or you can make an offer to the seller.
It’s easy to forget the success of the Rambler in the late 50’s and early 60’s but for a few years Rambler was third in sales only behind Chevy and Ford. Demand for economical compacts was developing and while Falcons, Corvairs and Valiants were being unveiled by the big three the Rambler American beat them to the punch when they unveiled the American in 1958. For less than 2 grand (which is only $14,851 in 2017 dollars) you got yourself a reliable 30 mpg highway car that was widely praised by the automotive press. This extremely clean driver is located in Macon, Georgia through Craigslist for $13,000.
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For a car company that was ubiquitous with economy and affordability this 1978 AMC Matador is one loaded family hauler. Red is the theme throughout and the woodgrain siding is much as you’ll ever see on a wagon. Beautiful throughout, this 80,000 mile very well maintained wagon is out of Denver, Colorado and listed on Ebay where the bidding was very active early in the auction.
Last week we featured this stunning 1977 Pacer and low and behold another extra nice Pacer wagon is on the market. This 1977 Pacer is an all original 33,800 mile well equipped beauty finished in blue throughout. Found on Ebay in Richfield, North Carolina there was plenty of bidder interest on the first day of the listing.
Called the ‘first wide small car’ the AMC Pacer along with the Gremlin have been the butt of jokes since their inception. Egg on wheels, fishbowl, hamster mobile, bubble car were just afew of the taunts directed at the Pacer. Check any ‘worst car list’ and these maligned AMC’s are always in the mix. Well, the Pacer may have the last laugh. The last few years has seen a surge in interest in these odd little 70’s machines highlighted by the sale of the ‘Wayne’s World’ Pacer for an astonishing $37,400.
This Pacer wagon is actually more conventional looking than the more bulbous Pacer sedans. The owner says he has invested over $17,000 into the car including many new mechanical parts and a new interior from SMS. The Pacer also includes some rare options including a rear glass washer and wiper and front vent windows. The car was also repainted in 2011 and has picked up a few scratches since then. Listed on Hemmings in San Diego for $11,750 firm. Compare the price to this extremely nice Pacer that sold in 2011 for $4,300 and you can see that these have turned out to be nice investments.
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