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1976 Matador Coupe Registry List

UPDATED April 2003 - 1976 registries to date


OWNER CURRENT
EQUIPMENT
VEHICLE
CODES
OPTIONS
1976
Krista
Ohio
360 4bbl
Brougham
Maroon, white vinyl top, black interior with white buckets
81K miles
6580 trim; H8 - WH paint; H O 29282 body; 7616-7 model PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, heated rear glass, Visibility group, Light group, Body Protection group, AMC hubcaps, AM/FM,
Krista says, "My first car, needs some body work and a new gas tank. After some TLC on the engine, it will be ready to go! It is maroon with a white vinyl top and white vinyl bucket seats. I've never seen one like it but would like to know if others exist. It was a Factory Official's car and a guy told me the interior could not be orderedon a Brougham. (black with the white buckets) Anyone know about this?"

Richard Maxon
Winston-Salem NC
yellowbeard60@hotmail.com
304 2bbl, 998
Standard diff.
Green ext., green/tan vinyl interior
58k actual miles
H code 304 2bbl, A code 3 spd auto column shift
Original paint and interior
PS, PB, AC, front/rear sway bar, roll down rear windows, heated back window, AM radio, Brougham trim
Richard bought the car in Mayodan, NC. "I bought this car from the original owner. This is a Matador that was only driven to church on Sundays. It does need just a touch of cosmetic work and I'll paint it before too long. Overall it's in real nice shape."

Pat O'Brien
Florida
360 2 barrel
non-posi
Red with tan interior
100K+ miles
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, 3 spoke steering wheel, rolldown quarter windows, steel wheels with AMC hubcaps, AM/FM, split bench
Pat says, "Definitely a diamond in the rough, but I intend to redo the whole car so it's a jewel!"

Randy Tomei
Denver, CO
303-561-4816
360, column shift auto
non-posi rear
Brougham
Black, black half vinyl top, black interior
27K miles
A6A167N158135 VIN; 651J trim; P1-BK paint; MO17864 body; 7616-7 model; HO17905 production PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, 3 spoke steering wheel, front/rear sway bar, rolldown quarter windows, heated rear glass, Visibility group, Light group, Body protection group, steel wheels with AMC hubcaps, AM/FM, cloth interior
Randy got the car from his brother, who got it from the original owner. It was driven for a few years and has been parked for the last 3 years.

Ray Orr
Buhl ID
(208) 543-4710
360
non-posi rear
maroon?
49K miles
no code info sent call for details
Ray is the original owner, wants to sell it soon, call or email for details. $1600 OBO.

Brad
Anaheim, CA
714 579-3264
360 v8
white with beige interior
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, visibility group
Brad says, "This unit is a real diamond in the rough, or maybe a jewel of a parts donor. The 360 runs strong, but the carb is toast, needs rebuild. You'll pick this beauty up with your trailer and take her straight to the brake shop before tackling any crowded highways. Located in Anaheim, CA." It's for sale, $795 OBO.

Lynn and Janet Peterson
Portland OR
(503)246-7913
304 2bbl, floor shift auto
Twin Grip
Brougham
Black/gold stripe, Black interior
37,000 miles
A6C167H VIN PS, PB, 3 spoke wheel, console, Visibility group, Light group, Trailer Tow group, AM/FM/8T, vinyl seats
Lynn and Janet say, "The car is a beautiful, true survivor. We are now the second owners."

Steve Henderson
fixxadent@aol.com
989-684-5755
Kawkalin, MI
360 4bbl, column shift auto
non-posi rear
Barcelona
Dark cocoa metallic, tan interior
68K miles
A6A167P224733 VIN; 656N trim; H-4 paint; M03537-6 body; 7616-7 model PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, Visibility group, Light group, Trailer Tow group, Body Protection group, AM/FM, rear sway bar, rear defroster, rear defogger fan, AMC hubcaps
Steve says, "What a cool car, it is a really nice car. Was bought new, sold 1 month later to next door neighbor since my wife did not like it. It's up for sale now out of the estate of the neighbor. Have orginal window sticker and manuals. There is little or no rust, call for info, $2500 OBO."

Harry Freemantle
Albany Australia
360 4 bbl, 3 speed auto
non-posi rear
73,000 km
C69-073 167 P4 073 VIN; AMC 12-76 Australian CP production PS, AC, tilt, 3 spoke steering wheel, roll-down quarter windows, AM/FM, bucket seats, center console. Currently Java Blue exterior, no vinyl roof. White seats with black check inserts. Roof, door and floor trim black.
Harry says, "Recently straightened and rust cut out. Back to bare metal then painted. Motor in good condition. One of approximately 70 imported into Australia in the mid 70's. Right hand drive (of course)."

Casey
Calera, AL
304 2 bbl, column shift auto
non-posi rear
Brougham
Black, full vinyl top, black interior
A6A167H VIN PS, PB, AC, rear sway, rolldown quarter windows, Visibility group, Light group, Body Protection group, styled road wheels, AM/FM, cloth individual reclining seats
Casey says, "The outside is bad, the inside is sweet."

Matt
Canada
originally 304 2bbl, column shift auto
Barcelona
Green, black interior, no vinyl roof
70K miles
A6A167H VIN PS, PB, silver slot style wheels, sunroof
Matt says, "It is a sweet car under going extensive customization. It will have a four barrel installed as well as a functional hood scoop. The 304 was replaced with a 360 which came out of a 1973 or 74 Ambassador. The story from the guy I bought it from was that the driveshaft had to be shortened by 4" to get it to fit. I have made new floors, inner sills, rocker panels, and rocker panel caps. These were the ONLY bad spots on the entire car! I made all of these out of 26ga sheet metal with only a pair of tin snips, pliers and a hammer. It looks pretty damn good too. I will send pictures soon, and pictures of my progress as I go. The sunroof isn't actually in yet, but will be in the early spring."

Gilbert Markham
Westland, MI
734-721-8761 after 4
nancyandgil@worldnet.att.net
360 2 bbl, column shift auto
non-posi rear
Brougham
Copper, vinyl top, black plaid interior
49K miles
A6A167N VIN; 651J trim; H8-BE paint; M020242 body; 7616-7 model; W020398 production PS, PB, AC, 3-spoke steering wheel, roll-down quarter windows, rear sway bar, silver slot style wheels, AM/FM, non-factory 4 barrel carb
This car is for sale, $2500 OBO

John
Wisconsin
304 2bbl, column shift auto
136K miles
A6A167H VIN Cloth individual reclining seats, no other detail given
Purchased in Burlington WI, no other details given.

Ken
London, Ontario Canada
dizzysoliton@hotmail.com
304, floor shift auto
non-posi rear
Brougham
Sienna Orange; beige interior
103,000 miles/km?
A6C167H VIN; 6560 trim; G6 paint; M004168 body; 7616-7 model; W004297 production PS, PB, AC, 3 spoke steering wheel, console, buckets with soft-touch vinyl, AMC hubcaps
Car is for sale, $800 Canadian

Thomas Altemus
Connecticut
tmerlinaltemus@aol.com
304 2bbl, column shift auto
non-posi rear
Barcelona
Golden metallic, tan interior
74,458 miles
A6A167H265502 VIN PS, PB, AC, tilt, full vinyl top, rolldown quarter windows, Visibility group, Body Protection group, AM/FM
Thomas says, "This is a very clean Matador Barcelona Coupe that spent most of its life in Florida. The car has been repainted and has a new vinyl roof. There has been some body work over the years but the car is very presentable only a few small paint bubbles no dents or dings. Drive anywhere in good mechanical condition with working air conditioning." Recently sold to a new owner.

Steve
Georgia
304 2bbl, column shift auto
non-posi
Base trim
Yellow (black primer now), tan interior
83K miles
A6A167H VIN; 560 trim; 6V-TN paint; H030858 body; W030845 production PS, PB, AC, cruise, rolldown quarter windows, AM/FM, standard wheels w/AMC hubcaps, vinyl seats, rear defogger fan
Steve saved the car from certain doom. He says, "Right now its a ??? it needs left rear qt. and left fender - they have some rust, and a rear bumper. The rest of the car is ok and all there."

Joe Ellis 304 2bbl, column shift auto
standard diff.
Brougham
Pastel blue, vinyl top, blue interior
98K miles
A6A167H VIN PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, rear sway bar, rolldown quarter windows, Visibility group, Light group, Body Protection group; standard wheels with AMC hubcaps, AM/FM, cloth individual reclining seats
Joe says, "Car is from Florida. Has been in the local newspaper & auto publications. Used in filming of the movie "Resurrection Mary" due out March 2002. This car is gem!!!"

Lisa Marquez
Perris, CA
chili123@gte.net
360 4 barrel, column shift auto
Barcelona
Beige ext., beige int., full vinyl top
124K miles
A6A167P VIN PS, PB, AC, tilt, roll-down quarter windows, Light group, standard wheels with AMC hubcaps, AM/FM, cloth seats
Lisa says, "It is not restored, its the original item, used as family car. No tears in the interior, body straight, no dings, no rust. All intact." It's for sale, $3000 OBO.

Dave
AZ
360 4bbl, column shift auto
Barcelona
White ext./tan interior, no vinyl roof
45,500 actual miles
A6A167P VIN; 656N trim; G7 paint; MO91688 body; 7616-7 model; W032149 production PS, PB, AC, Tilt, Cruise, rolldown quarter windows, bumper strips, front/rear sway bars, forged aluminum wheels, AM/FM, factory duals, new 60 series tires, cloth reclining seats
Dave bought it after seeing a listing on the Classifieds page. He says, "I found it in your classifieds, and it is everything that the advertisement said, and more. It has the original AMC mag wheels, a tan Barcelona interior, AM/FM stereo, cruise, air, and a 360 4-barrel with factory dual exhausts. The car has original 45,000 miles on it. We picked it up in Southern California and drove it home to Tucson last week, about 400 miles, with no problems. It was a wonderful trip. I am surprised how people react to the car. I remember when owning one of these was considered somewhat uncool -- but I have had lots of inquiries from people interested in knowing something about it. I think I bought the right car! The car gets lots of comments and stares from people who don't even remember AMC ever MADE the Coupe. It's certainly unique here in Tucson...I have never seen another coupe on the road here since moving here in 1994. The car is really fun to drive and is in beautiful shape."

Thom Dann
Florida
352/796-9838
mingoo@earthlink.net
258 6 cyl./column shift auto
standard diff.
Brougham
Sunshine yellow, vinyl top, brown tartan plaid interior
110K miles
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, tilt, rolldown quarter windows, light group, body protection group, AM/FM, individual reclining cloth seats
Thom says, "Nice original car, runs great, very dependable." It's also for sale, $2950.

Steeve
Canada
360 4bbl
Standard diff
Brougham
tan interior
42K
no code info sent PS, AC, cruise, tilt, 3-spoke sport wheel, forged aluminum wheels, AM/FM, individual reclining vinyl seats
no other information sent

Cory
Brandon, Canada
360 4bbl, console shift auto
Twin Grip
Brougham
White/brown interior
77,057 miles
A6C167P VIN PS, PB, AC, cruise, tilt, sport steering wheel, rear sway bar, rolldown quarter windows, heated rear glass, light group, body protection group, styled road wheels, AM/FM, vinyl buckets
No pictures yet, but this sounds like an interesting car. Cory says, "This car came with a rollback roof and it also has a lighted vanity on the passenger side sun viser, both factory. This is my second Matador, this car has had only two other owners, and I am sorry to report that I will be its last . The reason I say this is because I bought this car for spare parts. I would restore this one but the last owner had it stolen from him and the ass who stole it rolled it over three times. The last owner also told me he thought it was a one of a kind car!"
(webmaster's note: If you have any information on a factory roll-back sunroof option on the Coupe - similar to the rare option found on the Gremlin - PLEASE contact me right away. I have found no mention of this option in any of the AMC literature I have. I suspect that it is aftermarket or dealer-installed, but I would like to do some more research.)

Gene Walker
Crab Orchard, WV
walkerinwv53@hotmail.com
304-252-3034
304 2bbl, column shift auto
standard diff.
Brougham trim
White w/blue pinstripes; blue interior
84,497 actual miles
A6A167H VIN; MO86406 body; 7616-7 model; G53L trim; G-7 paint PS, AC, tilt, front disc brakes, front sway bar, rolldown rear quarters, bumper strips, styled road wheels, vinyl individual reclining seats
The car was a gift from his father. Gene says, "Car is about 90% done at this time, stock radio (AM/FM/multiplex sterio) had been replaced with AM/FM/Cassette. I've been unable to locate a stock radio as of yet. Wonderful car to drive, seems to float down the road. Car originally came from Oregon, I have most of the repair slips and the Oregon title. Anyone knows where left door weatherseal and both roof trim rail weatherseals can be found please contact me."

Jerry Casper
Woodbridge, VA
(703) 490-4071
Gremlingts@aol.com
360 4 bbl, column shift auto
Matador X trim
White with gold trim, vinyl top
A6C167P VIN Full vinyl top, non-factory wheels
Jerry says, "This car is basically a parts car, missing most interior and drivetrain. But it is a rolling chassis, however. Roof was stripped of vinyl, severe rust in rear roof pillars. Hood has lip rust. Glass is all intact ( so far )." It's for sale, $500 OBO.

Robb Leece
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
robb@myfridaynight.com
360 4bbl, column shift auto
Brougham trim
White with red strip, brown interior
?? miles
A6A167N V.I.N. PS, PB, tilt, front/rear sway bars, rolldown quarter windows, heated rear window, AM/FM/8T, bumper strips, vinyl reclining seats
Robb says, "Bought it as my first car when I was 16 for $75 at the auction, seemed no one wanted it. As I was driving it home, someone offered me $3000 for it. I started looking around for others and couldn't find any... Anyways, the car is the love of my life now, and I've invested enough money in it to buy a new car."

Gary Smith
Huber Heights, OH
Avanti1963@aol.com
360 2bbl, console shift auto
Matador X trim
Firecracker red with white X stripe, Black/White interior
83K miles
A6C167N V.I.N., M002170 body code, 7616-7 model code, 58Q trim code, 6P-00 paint code PS, PB, AC, tilt, rolldown quarter windows, AM/FM, forged aluminum wheels, buckets
Other options: visibility group, tinted glass all windows, light group, Cal emission system and Fac test, FR78X14 LD RA B BLK WHT LET RAD tires. Gary says, "I bought it from the original owner on 10/7/2000. I have the window sticker and other original documentation. It is very nice, for an Ohio car. It has always been garage kept. With some wax the original paint will still look good." It is for sale, asking $5000.

Harry Adkins
Clearwater, FL
hadkins@elliseverard.com
360 2bbl, 727
Standard diff.
Red exterior, tan vinyl top, tan interior
150k est. miles
N code 360/2V
A code 3 spd auto/column
G7-TN paint (Frost White/tan vinyl), 656J trim, Brougham
PS, PB, AC, Front/rear sway bars, roll-down rear windows, tilt, heated rear glass, factory forged aluminum wheels
Harry bought the car in 1993. "As a boy I thought they were cool. I now own 6 AMCs and love this one the most!" Harry's stable includes a '72 Police Interceptor 401 Matador, a 72 Javelin SST 401, 80 and 82 Spirit GTs (401, 258 5 spd), and an 84 Eagle Wagon in addition to his Coupe.

Ron Hayes
Marietta, GA
ronhayes@webtv.net, 770/926-2125 (after 8 pm EST)
360 with Holley ProJection, 727
Standard diff.
Black ext., full vinyl top, white vinyl buckets
112,000 actual miles
P code 360/4V
C code 3 spd auto/floor
PS, PB, AC, Front/rear sway bars, Buckets, Console, bumper trim, non-factory Cragar wheels
Ron bought the car from the original owner.

George Zeman
Roanoke, VA
AMCfool@aol.com
360/4V Motorcraft 4350, 727
Twin Grip
Brougham
Nautical Blue metallic, white X stripes, white vinyl roof
101,000 actual miles
P code 360/4V
C code 3 spd auto/floor
6T-WH paint, 6580 Trim
PS, PB, AC, Front/rear sway bars, Cruise, Buckets, Console, Roll-down rear windows, factory duals
George says, "Basically the last of the full-bodied factory hot rods, end of an era. This one is being restored. Right now, it's a piece of $#!%. Wish me luck!"

Craig Bond
Council Bluffs, IA
amcbond@yahoo.com
401 / 727 floor
Edelbrock Performer 4bbl
White/Beige vinyl top
Beige vinyl int.
98,000 miles
A6C167P VIN; originally 360 / 727 floor / 2bbl
White/beige vinyl top
Beige vinyl int.
PS, PB, AC, remote mirrors
Buckets, console, light group
Tilt, fixed quarter windows
This was a California car my Dad bought, and gave to me several years later. Mom calls her "Dolly". I have been making some serious modifications, and racing this car. Check out the progress of Project Dolly!

Craig Bond
Council Bluffs, IA
amcbond@yahoo.com
360 4bbl / 727 floor shift
Tan exterior
Beige vinyl int.
80,000 miles
A6C167P VIN
6D-TN paint code, 656Q trim code, Brougham trim
PS, PB, AC, cruise,
Buckets, console, tilt, AMC AM/FM, front/rear sway bars, roll-down rear windows (something my other 76 Coupe doesn't have), custom towing hitch
This is a beautiful car, a bit dressier than my other 76, and in a whole lot better shape. It's an original California car, and it still has the emission sticker. Gorgeous to look at, and after a bit of cleaning and a new windshield, ready to show! You can read more about how I got this car HERE.

Richard Maxon
Winston-Salem NC
yellowbeard60@hotmail.com
304 2bbl, 998
Standard diff.
Green ext., green/tan vinyl interior
58k actual miles
H code 304 2bbl, A code 3 spd auto column shift
Original paint and interior
PS, PB, AC, front/rear sway bar, roll down rear windows, heated back window, AM radio, Brougham trim
Richard bought the car in Mayodan, NC. "I bought this car from the original owner. This is a Matador that was only driven to church on Sundays. It does need just a touch of cosmetic work and I'll paint it before too long. Overall it's in real nice shape."

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