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Jason Jones
Hoover AL
205-682-0779
1973 4 door
6 cylinder 3 speed
non-posi
base trim
red with tan interior
102K miles
no code info sent PS, PB, steel wheels with AMC hubcaps, AM, vinyl split bench
Jason says, "bought from second owner with 102000 orig. miles, 258 6 cyl 3 spd column shift. No tears, excellent cond, body has small rust in qtrs and dents on both sides fenders and doors. Bumpers excellent. Second owner purchased with 70000 mi. from the original 90 year old lady in Auburn AL in 1989." It's for sale, asking $950 OBO.

Sheryl Marek
New Castle CO
970-984-0298
1976 4 door
304 2bbl
non-posi
Brougham
Red, white vinyl top, tan interior
46K miles
A6A857H VIN PS, PB, AC, tilt, steel wheels with AMC hubcaps, non-factory radio, vinyl seats
Sheryl says, "This beauty was owned by in-laws. They kept it garaged for the first 15 years of its life. Covered inside and out. When they finally pulled it out of the garage they kept it covered with towels and blankets. So the Interior has never been touched by human skin. Until now I uncovered everything and lo and behold what a jewel. There is absolutly no sun damage or ware in the carpet the seats are in orginal condition the head liner has no defects at all. There was no radio in it so I had an Pioneer CD sound system professionally installed complete with speakers in rear dash only. The player was installed on the hump of the front floor under dash board. They only thing I really had to replace was the rubber hoses tires and belts. One of the back doors doesnt open. I havent had anyone look at that to see what is up with that. So Im sure its a miner thing.The paint is orginal no rust no dents. The vinyl top is orginal as well and no damage or no dry rotting at all. You will be so pleased to have this jewel. I bought it when I lived in Texas and drove it all the way to Glenwood Springs Colorado. It climbed the mountain highways with no problem. Ive garaged it since I moved here last year in Nov. 2001. I start it and drive it only on nice days.The only thing I see wrong is a oil leak. A/C works very good it will freeze you out even in Hot Texas weather. Give me a call you won't be disapointed." It's for sale, $5500 OBO.

Richard Longhurst
Utah
1972
360 4 barrel
non-posi rear
2 door
Brown, brown & tan interior, full vinyl top
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, AM, styled road wheels, cloth individual reclining seats
Richard says, "I love this car!"

Richard Longhurst
Utah
1972
non-posi rear
Wagon
Brown
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, AM/FM, silver slot style wheels, cloth individual reclining seats
Richard says, "I love this car!"

Harry Adkins
Clearwater FL
1972 4 door sedan
401/column shift auto
Twin Grip
Green, green interior
56K miles
A2A157Z VIN; 274A trim; C8 Grasshopper green paint PS, AC, front/rear sway, bench seat, radio delete, police package (2 way radio)
Harry says, "It's a low mile unmarked interceptor car, has bench seat, 2 way radio, 3.54 posi. Engine is 9.5:1 AMC 401 with Herbert cam, roller valve train, Edelbrock 750 on an Air Gap manifold. New 1 wire GM alternator and 1 wire DUI HEI distributor, headers, estimated at 450 horsepower. 727 transmission with 3000 rpm stall convertor, one piece axles in the rear. The car has been repainted and currently has a set of 15" Javelin slot wheels but is 90 % original except for the performance mods. I enjoy the attention the car gets and is the perfect companion to my '71 AMX. Faster too!"

Joe
Kenosha WI
1975 4 door
304 2bbl, column shift auto
non-posi
Beige, tan interior
58K miles
A5A857H VIN PS, PB, AC, tilt, cruise, heated rear glass, bumper strips, steelies with AMC hubcaps, bench seat, aftermarket radio
Joe says, "This car is a work in progress. I am going to customize the Hell out of this Matador. Right now it's all stock. It even has all four original hub caps. Soon it will be black, jacked up in the rear, with rally wheels and a spoiler. It will be the most Satanic Matador the world has ever seen! Paranthetically, My Matador and I were made in the same town in the same year." Sounds like an interesting project!

Hector & Patricia
Pickens, SC
1973 4 door
304 2bbl/column shift auto
non-posi
Copper, brown interior
52K miles
A3A157H292905 VIN PS, cloth interior, AM
Hector & Patricia say, "Car really flies! V8 motor. Dual exhaust. Everything in it is original. No cracks in dash. Small tear in driver's seat. Carpet in good condition. We have 2 small children and need a more 'family-friendly' vehicle." $3000 OBO.

Tim White
Fort Worth TX
1972 wagon
360 2bbl, column shift auto
non-posi
Blue/woodgrain, blue interior
Mileage not given
A2A187N VIN PS, PB, AC, styled road wheels, individual reclining vinyl seats
Tim says, "Bought as a tow vehicle for my true car passion, Datsun 1200s. It sat under a tree for years so the paint is shot. I'll be respraying it Chrysler "Plum Crazy" with flat black in place of the woody and twin racing stripes up the hood and over the roof. I plan to leave the engine and transmission alone but intend to replace the seats with more modern units. The cargo area will also be converted into a "mobile shop" of sorts. I'll get pictures eventually."

Dan
N. Babylon NY
516/935-2953 after 6 p.m.
1973 4 door
258 6 cyl, column shift auto
non-posi
Blue, blue interior
125K miles
A3A157A VIN PS, PB, front/rear sway, AM, AMC hubcaps
Dan says, "Body had repair. Paint is old, needs some front end rubber, well cared for but no decent shelter. Turn key and go. Rebuilt tranny, heavy duty converter. Pretty sure every thing works, but I need a wagon." $1000 OBO.

Marc Montoni
Edinburg VA
540-984-4608
1975 wagon
360 2bbl, column shift auto
Brougham
Blue metallic, blue interior
100K+
A5A887N300694 VIN, M061904 body, 7588-7 model, 563L trim, G9 paint, W064386 production PS, PB, AC, tilt, cruise, AM/FM, AMC hubcaps, individual reclining vinyl seats
Marc says, "Well, it's a piece of $#!%!! The guy I bought if from gave me the car a few years ago, and promised to dig up a title and never did. I'm stuck with it. Eventually, I intend to go to the DMV and get a title, but it's low on the priorities list. It runs good, but is rusty and the front tires don't point in remotely similar directions."

Bobb Kosoff
Palmdale, CA
661-533-1345
1975 4 door
304, column shift auto
Yellow, gold interior
90K miles
A5A857H VIN PS, PB, AC
Bobb says, "Wife says I must sell it. All glass is good except right rear door glass missing. All chrome complete. Body very straight. Little roof rust SURFACE only, where paint got thin in the sun. Always a desert car. Currently has a 360 in place of the 304. Excellent to restore or use for parts. Has clean title." $500 OBO.

Robert & Cindy
Australia
73/74
360 4bbl, column shift auto
non-posi
Brougham
Sand tan, black vinyl roof, black interior
31,852 km
A3A159PA212 VIN PS, PB, tilt
A right hand drive Matador from Australia.

Marsha Florido
Junction City KS
1975 4 door
258 6 cyl, 3 speed manual column shift
Seafoam green/green interior
43K miles
A5S857A286634 PS, AM, bench seat
Marsha says, "This car was purchased new by my mother. This Matador has a little rust beginning around the wheel wells, but the interior is like new. This car has never been driven more than 30 miles from home. Front seat is the "full" seat and has had seatcovers on for many years. The rear seat still has the covers, and have never been removed. This car is in good condition."

Robert
alternate email
Adelaide, South Australia
73 4 door
360 4bbl, column shift auto
Orange exterior, cream/beige interior
91K km
A3A157PA176 VIN; Rocker cover tag 604P18, engine no. 60HP18739396, fire wall tag passenger side S49 176 Right-hand drive, PS, PB, AC, tilt, heated rear glass
Robert says, "It has a 750 Holley vac sec, Torker 2 manifold, found some 51cc heads, mild cam, new pistons, using dog leg exhaust manifolds, but I have already put twin 2 and a half inch stainless headers, building motor as I type. It's not too hard to find parts but the price is up there. I'm doing a motor rebuild at the moment, .030 over for the pistons, they are gonna be flat tops to go with my 51cc heads (#3196291), new valves and hardened seats for unleaded and lpg, then 1800 - 2200 high stall, stage 2 kit for trans and then I better toughen up the differential when I find the gears. I want 3.5 to 3.7, depends whats around"

Gavin Harris
New Zealand
03-981-1211
1974 4 door sedan
360 4 bbl, column shift auto
non-posi
Burgundy metallic, black vinyl roof, tan interior
117K km
A4A157P VIN; 003191 body; 7415-7 model; 436K trim; F5BU paint; W002745 Brougham, PS, PB, AC, tilt, cruise, heated rear glass, front/rear sway bars, AM/FM
Gavin says, "It is tidy but needs new paint & vinyl roof. I have been told it's the only 4 door in NZ. She is the same as the cop cars in Dukes of Hazzard. I would like some info on her, like a manual if possible."

John Richards
Portland OR
1974?
304 auto
Brougham
Green/green
72K miles
no code info sent PS, AC, heated rear glass, vinyl top
John says "It looks pretty worn, but it runs real nice. It has a real strong engine. It needs a new paint job, some upholstry work, a new water pump and brake job. I intend to restore it a little at a time. I am going to school right now so it might take a while. This is car the family had when I was a kid. My parents have parked it for most of the last 15 years. If anybody has any tips on what to watch out for on Mataodors that have been parked for long periods, I would appreciate any tips. Thanks."

Bud Wilson
Hesperia CA
760-948-6698
1972 4 door sedan
304 V8, column shift auto
non-posi
Blue/blue
119K miles
A2A157H VIN PS, PB, AC, AM, vinyl seats
Bud says, "This car was a one-owner car. It was kept in the garage until 2 years ago. I bought it this week. It was in mint condition. The seller did not know what she had and wanted to get it out of her garage. The radio does not work, so I need to find out where to get another one, or have this one repaired."

Ian Coleman
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
4 door sedan, year?
258 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual, column shift
REAR
Blue/white painted roof, blue interior
no code info sent AMC hubcaps, non-stock radio
Ian wants information on any Matadors left with a 258 I6 and three speed manual on the column or what the asking price would be on one in decent shape

Wayne Lewis
Edmond OK
404-823-3650
1975 4 door sedan
304, column shift auto
non-posi
Brougham
Bronze, bronze interior
60K miles
A5A857H334731 VIN; M072796 body; 7585-7 model; 666-j trim; H8-BU paint PS, PB, AC, cruise, AM, vinyl roof, AMC hubcaps
The car belonged to his great uncle. Wayne says, "interior in great shape...paint is good with a few scratches...all glass great...carpet great...original amc floor mats" It's for sale, $2700 OBO

Jeremiah Lemon
Roosevelt, UT
435-722-3015
1974 sedan
304, automatic
metallic blue, grey interior
136K miles
no code info sent PS, PB, AC, tilt, AM
Engine is currently out being rebuilt, will be completed soon. He has receipts for all work done. Jermiah says, "I have fixed this car up a lot. It runs and drives great. Solid metallic blue imron, brand new paint, perfect body. Interior is medium grey with dark grey accent, looks perfect." It's for sale, $3500 OBO.

Frank Jenkins
alternate email
Sherborn, MA
860.548.5303
1971 Station wagon
304, column shift auto
Red, black interior
47K miles
A1A187H178419 VIN PS, PB, AM, roof rack, AMC hubcaps
Frank says, "This car was driven by a little old lady - my mother - until she stopped driving at age 85. I used it occassionally when I visited her and then took it off the road and stored it inside. I then had it prepared to give to my nephew - some surface rust removed, repainted, new tires, new battery, and a tune up. He did not want it so I kept it stored for four more years driving it occassionally and now wish to find a new home for it. It is all original and runs perfectly. Everything is in working order and drives like brand new. The mileage is correct and it has never been in an accident." It's for sale, $5500 OBO.

Mark Keith Mosher
Michigan
1977 wagon
360 2bbl
Twin Grip
Brougham
Golden Ginger metallic/woodgrain, tan tartan interior
70K miles
A7A887N VIN; M011763 body; 7788-7 model; 766J trim; 7M paint; W033940 production PS, PB, AC, tilt, cruise, front/rear sway, bumper strips, AM/FM, AMC hubcaps, remote mirrors, roof rack with AMC luggage carrier, rear air deflector, map spot lights, electric rear tailgate window
Purchased from Don Medow Motors Inc. AMC dealership. Mark says, "My Matador station wagon is a jewel that has been pampered all its life. It was used for vacations, special events when we needed to haul 3 or more people. Many memories were made in this car. It now sits in a warm/dry garage waiting for its next trip. It's a great car!"

Aaron Johnson
Loleta CA
707 733 5431
1977 wagon
304, column shift auto
non-posi
Barcelona
Light tan, tan interior
52K miles
a7a857h VIN PS, PB, AC, tilt, front/rear sway bar, AM/FM, heated rear glass, AMC hubcaps
Aaron: this is a one owner car very clean no dents no rust every thing works, $3500 OBO

Julie
Iowa
1978
360 2bbl, column shift auto
Twin Grip
Barcelona
Red, black interior
52K miles
A8A857N VIN PS, PB, AC, AM, cloth interior, steelies with AMC hubcaps
We bought this car from a Mopar and AMC collector about 3/4 mile from our house. I saw it on ebay, and of course had to check it out. Needless to say, it ended up at our house later that same day. The interior is very nice. There are some rust issues on the body, but it looks good from a few feet away. It's driven almost daily.

Year Model Engine Color VIN Pics/Add'l Info Owner
1978 Matador Sedan 8 Cyl, 4 Barrel Black w/Red interior A8A857N... 70K, PS, PB, AC, Tilt, Cruise, Heated rear window, AM/FM/8track, Power windows, add-on electric trunk unlock. Joe Sheridan
Atlanta, GA
DFltdinc@aol.com
1977 Matador Sedan 360, 2V Green w/green & gray cloth interior A7A857N... 42K, actual miles, PS, PB, tilt, heated rear window, bumper strips. For sale--see classifieds! James Adams
Kodak, TN
jcaptainhowdy@earthlink.net
1977 Sedan 360 V8 automatic, 4 barrel silver, pb, ps, cruise, ac, am/fm 8track A7A857n 89,000K est. Bill sandi@nts-online.net
Pampa, TX
1977 Matador Sedan 304 yellow w/black cloth interior A7A157H... Located in NY Issy Montague
1976 Matador Sedan 360 auto Sienna orange/beige vinyl interior A6A857N...
Codes
Pictures Ramona Stagner
Montrose, Colorado
1975 Matador Sedan 304 ivory/white ? Cook-1975 Matador Eddie Cook
1973 Matador Sedan 1973 360 w/cast iron 4bbl intake +.030"
4 barrel
Body: 006320
Model: 7585-7
Trim: 563A
Paint: G9-BK
Production: 27,522
A3A157N354078 130,000 actual miles
PS, PB, front/rear sway, AC, heated rear window
George Zeman
AMCFool@aol.com
Yorkville, IL
Purchased in Nov. 1998--I am the second owner. No rust, original paint, runs terrific, always finding more to do on it.
George: Current color: Original Blue mettalic, faded, needs body & paint soon. Current int color: original blue brocade, near mint condition full bench seats. Purchase location: Long story. I am the second (real) owner. This car was originally purchased by a convent in Ossining, NY. Yes, it's an ex nuns car! Anyway, something happened to the original 304 (I dunno, maybe they just ran it out of oil) and they sent it to a junkyard in Brewster, NY. As luck would have it, I happened to be looking for a Mat right at the same time, so it only spent about two weeks in the junkyard, and was about to be crushed! A nearly perfect car, except for the motor. I bought it on the spot, for $200. for parts, and brought it back to life. This was in early 1990. Now, 12 years later, it's still an awesome driver, with MANY improvements over the years. Car story: This is areal "sleeper" type car. It started out as a 304/904, basic transportation type. I have put in a 73 360, with Holley 4160 4bbl, a rear anti sway bar, boxed lower rear control arms, a full Alpine sound system, new carpet, 15" Chrysler factory rims (a dead ringer for the optional AMC 15"ers), a true dual exhast, a 727 trans,a completely redone R-134 AC system, dual snorkel air cleaner w/ K&N filter, a Pertronix ignition w/ Blue Streak coil, Air Lift air bags in the rear coils, new carpet,the police/fleet style oil pres/amp gauge cluster (VERY rare)as well as the usual replacement parts, new steering box, ALL new brake lines, shocks, etc, etc. This car will accelerate like a whale on crack! And I'm only half done!
1973 Matador Sedan 304, 3 spd. Auto/2barrel E6 Fawn Beige paint & cinnamon interior A3A157H... 65K, PS, PB, AC, Cruise, Bumper strips, AM, Full vinyl top, ind. reclining cloth seats, dual exhausts, load leveling shocks, rear speakers. Alan Owens
mariner02@hotmail.com
Buzzards Bay, MA
Purchased in Nov. 1998--I am the second owner. No rust, original paint, runs terrific, always finding more to do on it.
1972 Matador Sedan 360 2bbl Dark blue, blue tartan interior A2A157N.. 127K miles, PS, PB, AC, tilt, AM Todd
S. California
714-671-6948 evenings
Todd: Car has been used as a back up car, kept in garage for several years. Seat covers and rugs are shot. A/C doesn't work. It runs well but needs a handy owner to cherry it out. I start it every two weeks or so, and drive it a few miles once a month. It's for sale, $700 OBO
1972 Matador Sedan 258 CID w/auto tranny Black and Grey police style paint, blue interior A2A157E129824
330480 actual miles
Paul Adams
Roseville, Ca. deadrat@lanset.com
Paul: Grey bucket seats from Jeep Wagon, rear bed replaces seat for transport of large computer systems, two marine 6 gal fuel tanks w/electric fuel pumps for 32 gal total capacity, 400 watt power converter, four (right, 4, eh?) battery electrical system, power controlled vacuum advance system, and other really neat stuff, all NON FACTORY, 20 years in the installing. Given to me w/ 148500 or so miles on it.Best car (only car) I've ever owned. Need to find a hood and hinges, trunk lid and weather stripping for the windows and doors. Love to drive car up to four wheeling areas just to piss them off.
1972 Matador Sedan 258 auto, 2barrel Grasshopper green, green plaid cloth interior A2A157A... 54,598 orig. miles
Twin grip, front/rear sway, Ind. reclining seats, air shocks, PS, AC
Barry Bowers, Sr.
Milton, PA bbowers@wpspower.com
1972 Matador Sedan 258 Brown/brown vinyl interior, original paint A2A157A... PS, PB, AC, AM radio, vinyl seats
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Becky Riney
Keokuk, IA
bekki001@interl.net
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1972 Sedan 304 CID 2-barrle carb. Torque-Command Column Shift Automatic Transmission Metallic Admiral Blue/blue cloth interior A2A157H PS, heated rear windowAM & Cloth Interior Laura Gardner
sway_22@webtv.net
Camden, NY
I bought it for $100, it runs great. I was going to use it for dirt track racing. But now i think i'm going to rebuild it for street racing.

Matador Wagon Registry

Year Model Engine Color VIN Pics/Add'l Info Owner
1978
*NEW*
Matador Brougham Wagon ORIGINAL 360 727 AUTO Trim: WOODGRAIN
Paint: AUTUMN RED METALIC
PS, PB, AC, tilt, cruise
VIN A8A887N 41K actual miles
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Bobbi Halverson
Cook MN amx78@lcp2.net
Bobbi: A VERY NICE CAR USED ONLY IN SUMMER DR IVEN TO SHOWS CRUISES WORK RACING MY HUSBANDS PARENTS EACH HAD ONE NEW IN 77 MAROON 78 BLUE SO HE WANTED OUR SON TO GET A CHANCE TO GO IN A 9 PASS AMC WGN EVERY PLACE JUST AS HE DID WHEN HE WAS LITTE WE WOULD LIKE TO USE THE WAGON MORE BUT WE HAVE ALOT OF OTHER AMC'S TO DRIVE IT GETS 18MPG HIGHWAY PRETTY GOOD FOR A FULLSIZE CAR THE 3INCH DUALS HELP TO BREATH BETTER MY 88 GRAND WAGONEER HAS A 360 WITH 80,000 AND GETS ONLY ABOUT 12 WE ALL LOVE THE MATADOR WGN AS WE CALL IT OUR 'KENOSHA CADILLAC'
1977 Matador Wagon 304 Auto, 2V Loden green metallic, with tan pin-stripes, interior/tan A7A883H... 105K, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM, ind. reclining/vinyl seats, power rear window, roof rack, remote mirrors, vent shades aftermarket. James Lagoda
Snellville, GA
tjblag@aol.com
770-985-1609
James: My dad gave me the car July 2000. He bought the car in 11/79 from original owner. I am in process of complete restoration. If you have any parts or contacts, please email or phone me. Looking for body panels.
1975
*NEW*
Matador Brougham Wagon 304 torque flight 720, 2V, PS, PB,AC, tilt My brother bought it off the original owner for $700. He bought a new truck and I had a bed liner for it, so we traded. That was over 5 yrs. ago. The best deal I ever made. Still runs great. VIN a5a887h2 79K original miles, green ext., tan vinyl interior, ind. reclining seats Mark, mka25@aol.com Missouri
1975 Matador Wagon 360 auto, 2V Sand Tan exterior/interior ? Factory RH Drive assembled in Port Melbourne Australia, currently being used as a farm car by a friend of mine. Purchased at a local car yard that was closing down and got it real cheap. 124K est., PS, PB, disc front brakes, AC, tilt, rear sway, bumper strips, AM/FM, Individual reclining vinyl seats, lpg gas system fitted. Andrew Tuck, amcsting@senet.com.au Salisbury Heights, South Australia
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