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April 10, 2009

Hot: Gucci-Edition Hornet Interior!

By Jen Dunnaway


If you think that high-end designer trim packages on limited-edition vehicles is some new thing, you’re dead wrong. Back in the day, AMC was all over that, and personally I think they made it a little less boring than the current offerings (like Hyundai’s yawn-worthy Prada edition Genesis sedan. I mean really, what’s so Prada about it? Woo, it’s got leather seats–big deal). At the Tom Mack AMC auction this weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Rich Truesdell spotted this heavy-on-the-green 1973 Gucci edition Hornet Sportabout. Rich thought it was hideous, but I like ugly things–and I totally want this! Come on, how often do you see a car with emerald green carpeting? I’d make this my Fremont car in a second. More details and pics at Automotive Traveler.


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Jun 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

I wanna convert my Sportabout into a Gucci Edition….

Apr 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm

This interior is great! Very unique with rich colors.

Apr 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm

It’s hideous but I’ve owned one 10 years ago. Paid $550 for it, had it for 5 years, drove it 25,000 miles, sold it, if I recall correctly, for $1,500. It had a 304 V8 and with the overall light weight, was something of a screamer. It was green just like the car I saw in NC; I think that in silver or black, two of the four available colors, it would look so much better.

Click on the link in Jen’s blog to see more shots of the car as well as many other unique AMCs I snapped last weekend in NC.

Apr 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

This is why I for the most part like older vehicles. Newer cars have gotten (with the exception of Mopar and the occasional Ford) too blan with color schemes. I wanna see the Hemi Oranges, the bright Limes, and yes even the hidious Grabber Greens and the browns the world has too offer. Automakers need to ease up on the silver and white and consumers need to venture out a little more. I would definitely take this AMC if I could.

Apr 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm

That is tight I like that a lot its not ugly I don’t even think of Gucci it juss looks like one of those well appointed old school interiors

Apr 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

Didn’t they have a Gucci or LV Chrysler on the 70′s? or was it a Mercedes?!

Apr 10, 2009 at 8:20 am


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