A big car made by American Motors from 1971-1978. The most famous style being the 2 door fast back coupe introduced in 1974. This car was made popular in the James Bond movie "The Man With The Golden Gun", when it's turned into an airplane by the main antagonist. The Matador was also offered as a Sedan and Wagon, but was not a big seller after the gas crisis. Some Police and Taxi companies used them, but not many. The coupes sales died too, as it's styling was not well received by the public. AMC ditched the Matador in 1978 to focus on smaller cars.
The AMC Matador was unappreciated when new, but it was a very solid reliable car. '74 - '78 Coupe models are very rare today.
by Metalhead83 November 20, 2011