Lustre-Gard Baked Acrylic: 1977 AMC Hornet AMX

The metal door vin plate on this next car has one of the most awesome inscriptions I’ve ever seen on a door plate — it says; AMERICAN MOTORS ADVANCED UNIT CONSTRUCTION; Advanced Unit Construction combines body and frame into a single all-welded structural unit, deep-dip primer paint, galvanized steel sections, plus lustre-gard baked acrylic enamel protect against body rust. It just sounds amazing. It sounds like a car that will last for a hundred years with just regular maintenance…until you remember that American Motors is AMC…and this car was built in 1977, which has been scientifically proven to be the worst year of all time for cars to be manufactured, but paradoxically the best year for a movie to be made (Star Wars, A Bridge Too Far, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Jabberwocky, The Car, A Saturday Night Fever, Speedtrap, The Spy Who Loved Me, and last but not least Slap Shot). Find this 1977 AMC Hornet AMX offered for $6,500 in Colfax, WI via craigslist. Tip from Picklefork.

From the seller:

1977 AMC AMX
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 21000
odometer rolled over
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: automatic


Too many projects, this 1 has to go. Very rare car, only built 1 year on this platform. Car has spent it’s life in Wyoming until last fall. Very solid, but not totally rust free. Original firecracker red paint, no bodywork. Unibody and floors are perfect. 304 V-8, auto on floor, has the AMX rally gauge package, Has the Desert package with white seats. Headliner and door panels are great, will need carpet and front seats redone. Updated wheels and tires, Very nice 14×7 and 14×8 Western wheels with 235-60-14 and 245-60-14 tires. Glass is all good. Runs, drives, stops, no leaks, but has not been on the road for 10+ years, bring a trailer. Still has factory exhaust with cat. Lots of work done but needs more TLC. Call with questions please. Clean Wyoming title.

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