1978 AMC Matador Sedan - NO RESERVE - Triple Black


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Augusta, Maine, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: AMC
Model: 4 door Sedan
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base Level
Year: 1978
Mileage: 108664
VIN: A8A857N2714
Color: Black
Engine: 360
Cylinders: V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1978 AMC 4 door Sedan Base Level

This 1978 AMC Matador Sedan was purchased by Fred Russell of Canton Ohio in February 27 of 1979. It was a Dealer Demonstrator model and had 10,000 miles on the car. The total price was $6,899.00 which was pretty hefty for an AMC in 1979. The car was lovingly cared for until May 1997 when Mr. Russell sold it to Michael Lafoilleitte. Every single penny spent was included in a log book. Owners manual and receipts for many many transactions included thru 1996. Warranty paperwork and old registrations included. Mr Russell had installed after the car was a few year old a Sun Roof from Tidy Cars. It was also factory Zeibarted from new, you can see under the car and also in the troughs in the engine bay, the car is literally covered in Zeibart. The car runs and moves. I bought her for 800 dollars in November 2018 from an AMC collectors Estate. I'm the fourth owner. It appears that between 1997 and 2010, 11,000 miles were put on the car. It was left parked outside to sit for 9 years. The last inspection sticker is from PA in 2010. You can see the damage done to the hood, roof and rear trunk paint job from being outside in the elements. The car itself is extremely solid, but the almost 10 years of being parked outside took it's toll on the Roof and C Pillars. It isn't that bad, the rust, two spots at a seam. The trunk is solid as is the floors board snd rocker panels. These tend to be in very bad shape normally in an AMC and require restoration. Unibodies don't normally hold up in the North East USA. This car needs no rust repairs on the underside or sub-frames, only the two spots on the roof.

The interior of the car is amazing, you can see from the photos and it still has it's original factory front floor mats with the AMC logo on them, that's impossible to find. I put a battery in, worked with the wiring and then changed the fluids and put new tires on the car. It has the factory aluminium road wheels which are really in very nice condition, they polished up very well. I'd like to get back the money but, it's not the end of the world if I don't break even, I feel like I saved a car. You can see a youtube video of this running, my site is OsbornTramain on youtube and if you search 1978 AMC Matador, you can see videos of me picking the car up in PA where it was located in Johnstown and bringing the car home to Richmond VA and then getting her running.https://youtu.be/_o-a34nehSI
The car comes with it's original title signed by the previous owner. If you want a brand new Title from the State of Virginia, that will mean an extra 250.00 to the price tag added on. Let me know your preference, it will come with a Bill of Sale. And either a new title from Virginia for 250, or if you are only using for parts, then the Title from the previous owner signed and left blank.
For the price of this car, you can part it out and make money ( I won't do that ). the interior is beautiful, I own a yellow and white car and this interior would be very nice in it, but I can't bring my self to parting it out. It's too nice. With mechanical work and a paint job, you'd have yourself a very nice Matador.
Personally, I've got 30 vehicles, my friends and family think I'm a horder, they might be right. I've decided I have to thin out the collection, I own five other Matador or Ambassadors so this one really needs to move. Just too many cars here and the money would be nice.
The car needs to be removed in 60 days. It's located in Richmond VA. After 60 days, there will be a 20 dollar a day parking storage charge.
If there appears to be no interest in the car, I reserve the right to end the auction early if there are no bids.
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