1972 AMC Matador

1972 AMC Matador

MATADOR-(SIX/V-8)-SERIES 10 — The Matador was also marketed as a six/V-8 series for the first time this year. The 1972 Matador was fighting an identity crisis and was sometimes promoted as “A car you probably never heard of.” In attempting to give it an image, AMC redesigned the grille. Ads highlighted the Matador's use by the Los Angeles Police Department. A horizontally lined, segmented pattern grille insert with three color-keyed bars amounted to the major frontal change. The rear also had new lamps and center panel trim, while the side of the car had a dual length pin stripe treatment. Old-fashioned cable controls in the heating system were switched to a vacuum operated type. Standard equipment was the same as used on 1972 Javelins, plus a front sway bar and 19.5-gallon fuel tank. The hardtop came with two side pillar lights and split-back bench seat. Station wagons had four plastic coat hooks; cargo compa ...

 

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