The James Bond Vehicle Library

AMC Matador coupe
AMC Matador coupe
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Published 13/11-2005
Updated 09/10-2011 03:10

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Notes

Matador model was created in 1973. Totally new car design with new sport shapes aimed to be competition for middle size cars and NASCAR winner vehicle in one body ... Indeed, the car was nice and hit the attention of people and specialists from the first strike.

In the first year of appearance (1974) 62.269 units were sold. Next years were not so happy - the Matador got best notes with either the 360 or 401 V8 engines, but that was the top- and most expensive models, the basic line was "too weak". The Coupe survived untill 1978 with total sales of 94.468 units. What a pity...

In the movie Scaramanga after a succesful runaway from the street chase transforms his car into the jet plane and finally flew away to his hideout leaving astonished people on the ground ...

by MS

007 relation

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

  • Vehicle Bond steals

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: American Motors Corporation
  • Type: Matador Coupe
  • Engine options:
    232 CID 6 cylinders /100 HP (Hornet & Matador coupe standard v6)
    258 CID 6 cylinders/ 110 HP
    304 CID V8 /150 HP (Hornet and Matador standard v8)
    360 CID V8 /175HP
    360 CID V8 /220 HP (4 barrel carburator)
    401 CID V8 /235HP
  • Transmission: 3 gears manual or Automatic "Torque command" both in Column or Floor shift versions
  • Length: 5,31 m (209 in)
  • Width: 1,96 m (77,4 in)
  • Height: 1,32 m (51,8 in)
  • Wheelbase: 114 in (118)
  • Ground clearance: 13,7 cm (5,4 in)
  • Weight: 1.581 kg (3.486 lb)
  • Tyre size: E78x14"
  • Cargo space: 404 - 490 l (14,3-17,3 cu ft)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 92,7 l (24,5 gall)
  • Performances:
    (referred to Matador V8-360 cu.in - 5.9ltr)
    0-60 mph(96 kmh): 8.9 sec
  • Max speed: 116 mph (186kmh)
  • Stop distance from 60 mph (96 kmh): 55-56 m (182-185 ft)
  • Capacity: Four passengers
  • Colour: Metalic brown
  • Number plate: a-7543

Gadgets

  • Jet plane transformation kit

Sources

Links:

  • The Coupe Coop! - The most complete resource for the AMC Matador Coupe on the web - great and fantastic page - I am ready to buy and restore Matador now :)