1974 AMC HORNET- OLD SCHOOL MODIFIED STREET MACHINE-PRO STREET-MELLOW YELLOW

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:AMC
Model:Hornet
Year:1974
Type:Coupe
Color:Yellow
Mileage:1,000
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Black
Engine:350 Cu. In.
Trim:STREET MACHINE
Number of Cylinders:8
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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.


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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.

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