“Why not think about having fun with something different,” the advertisement on ClassicCars.com begins. “Start a lot of conversations at car shows and cruise-ins, and spend a lot less than those other folks have sunk into their look-alike vehicles?”
The advertisement is for the Pick of the Day, a 1982 AMC Concord DL sedan, a vehicle that is, indeed, different than the usual vehicles you see at car shows and cruise-ins.
Not only that, this car is a 38,350-mile survivor that the private seller advertising it says still wears its factory paint, vinyl top and factory interior, adding that “All (are) in terrific condition.”
The seller writes about being involved in the old car/truck hobby for a long time and enjoying finding special, low-mileage vehicles and “bringing them up to date so people can enjoy driving a classic car at an affordable cost.”
But isn’t the Concord a survivor? Yes, but even when stored inside, “seals dry out and leak, rubber gaskets dry and crack, grease hardens, and room humidity rusts… These are machines and need regular maintenance to be ready for the road.
“I buy them, refurbish them, and sell them to people who want to have simple fun.”
The seller says, “This ’82 AMC was supposed to be my own keeper, so I went overboard on the parts I replaced and the work done. But, after a back injury, I now find that entry and exit from any 2- or 4-door sedan is rather painful, so I’ve decided to sell the car. Guess I’m doomed to SUVs or trucks.”
The ad lists the various components replaced. It also notes that the car is not perfect, and has a few dings and rock chips.
The engine is a 258cid 6-cylinder linked to an automatic transmission.
The exterior color is Copper Brown Metallic and the interior is Carmel-colored velour. Photos in the ad show an immaculate car — outside, inside and underneath.
The car is located in Brashear, Missouri, and the asking price is $11,750.