1974 AMC Matador Coupe

The 1974 AMC Matador Coupe looks like it was born for the race track. Instead, this sleek coupe was designed to compete with personal luxury cars like the Pontiac Grand Prix or Chevrolet Monte Carlo, although the slippery shape certainly benefitted Roger Penske’s NASCAR team. Unfortunately the coupe was launched just days before the first Arab Oil Crisis. The victim of bad timing and bad luck, the Matador had excellent first year sales but rapidly declined afterward. This 304 V8-powered Matador Coupe came from Wyoming and had just 9,123.9 miles when photographed!