1973 AMC Hornet

1973 AMC HORNET BACKGROUND
AMC had assembly plants in Kenosha Wisconsin and Brampton Ontario, Canada. There were 4 AMC Hornet models in 1973. A 2-door and 4-door sedan, a wagon (called a Sportabout) and a Hatchback. 1973 was the first year that any North American manufacturer produced a hatchback. The big three followed up in 1974 and later years with the Nova, Maverick, Duster etc. in hatchback configuration.
1973 AMC HORNET MODELS
The X-Package basically added Rally Wheels, Rally Stripe, and Stainless bodyside trim (currently missing from this example). There could be other little things associated with the X, like the X badging, but it was essentially a little bit of "window dressing". Most options in the package could have been ordered separately.

1973 AMC Hornet INTERIOR: Levis-edition


1973 AMC Hornet ENGINES

1973 AMC HORNET ENGINE OPTIONS
There were 4 engine options for Hornet's in '73. 232 inline 6cyl, 258 inline 6cyl, 304 V8, 360 V8 (360 was only available on the Kenosha Line). This car was a "special order" built in Brampton in March, 1973 and delivered in early April to Orr Motors in Ottawa. The original owner wanted the 360 V8 but they didn't build 360 cars in Brampton. So, to avoid the wait, they settled for the 304.

AMC Hornet PRODUCTION NUMBERS

Total AMC Hornet production
Kenosha Plant, Wisconsin
Brampton Plant, Ontario Canada
133,468 units
101,137 units
32,331 units

1973 AMC Hornet SPECIFICATIONS

2nd-generation Hornet, years
Driven wheels
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Wheelbase
Track, front
Track, rear
Curb weight
Engine type (304)
Displacement
Bore & Stroke
Compression ratio
Horsepower output
Torque output
1973 through 1977
Rear wheel drive
4696 mm / 184.9 in
1803 mm / 71 in
1330 mm / 52.4 in
2743 mm / 108 in
1433 mm / 56.4 in
1448 mm / 57 in
1393 kg / 3071 lbs
90-degree OHV V8
4981 cm3 / 303.9 ci
95.25mm X 87.38 mm / 3.75" X 3.44"
8.4:1
150 HP
245 lb-ft

Check out these AMC BOOKS

AMX & JAVELN MUSCLE PORTFOLIO 1968-1974


JAVELIN PHOTO ARCHIVE: FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY


AMC MUSCLE CARS


AMERICAN MOTORS CORP: RISE & FALL OF AMERICA’S LAST INDEPENDENT


CARS OF AMERICAN MOTORS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY


HISTORY OF AMC MOTORSPORTS



AMC RAMBLER LIMITED EDITION EXTRA 1956-1969


AMC JAVELIN & AMX MUSCLE CAR RESTORATION 1968-1974


THE METROPOLITAN STORY


AMC CARS: 1954-1987, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY


ILLUSTRATED AMC BUYERS GUIDE


AMERICAN MOTORS: THE LAST INDEPENDENT


1973 AMC FACTORY SHOP MANUAL REPRINT


1966-72 AMC HI-PERFORMANCE MODS MANUAL





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