1976 Rambler Matador

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1976
  • Mileage 
    80 971 mi / 130 311 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    A4A157PAC43
  • Lot number 
    120
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1976 Rambler Matador
Year: 1976
Make: Rambler
Model: Matador
Body: 4-Door Sedan RHD
Odometer: Indicating 80,971 miles
Engine: 5.9L Typhoon V8 360cu
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Green
Seats: 5
Description/extras:
- Australian assembled AMI example
- Matching numbers
- Original condition
- 1 of 78 Matador Sedans of 1976
- Rare RHD configuration
- Powerful 5.9L Typhoon V8 360cu
- Owner's manual/original purchase receipt

This factory right-hand-drive example is one of only 78 Matador sedans built in 1976 and is a highly collectible classic. This is a car that is rarely seen on Australian roads with such low production numbers.

Originally sold new at Premier Motors in Perth in April 1976, this Matador remained in WA and eventually formed part of the display at the Bodallin Motor Museum, as part of the John Ivey Collection.

The 'Willow Green' paintwork presents in reasonable condition for its age only showing some light crazing and patina. The 'Chamoiskin' upholstery is in fantastic condition and the cream-finished seat trim shows no splits as well as the roof lining, door cards and the dash showing minimal wear.

Powered by a 5.9L 360cui Typhoon V8 with 4-barrel carburettor, it produces a powerful 195Bhp. Paired to a 3-speed column mounted, Torque Command - automatic transmission, the configuration of this vehicle allows optimal driving performance and handling. The Australian assembled Matadors were equipped with power steering, power windows, air conditioning, and an AM radio.

A design with character was the Rambler Matador, boasting pleasing simplicity and character. A production series that made a breakaway from the ostentatious, these would make an excellent addition to any classic car collection.

The Australian-assembled Rambler Matadors were constructed from knock down kits at Australian Motor Industries (AMI) in Port Melbourne. Differing from Americas AMC Matador's they used locally sourced components to finish the cars to gain tariff concessions resulting in uniquely designed Australian examples. Targeted to the top market segment and advertised as the American luxury limousine made for Australians and built for Australian conditions.

Chassis: A4A157PAC43

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1322

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