46,215 Miles: 1981 AMC Concord

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As someone who drives between 40,000 and 50,000 miles a year, it’s always strange for me to see a car as old as this 1981 AMC Concord is with only 46,215 miles on it. This low-mile two-door Concord can be found here on Craigslist in beautiful, warm Scottsdale, Arizona. The seller is asking $2,880 for this Concord. Thanks to J Liu for sending in this tip!

Most of us know that the Concord was AMC’s somewhat upscale Hornet that replaced the Hornet in 1978 and went away in 1983. I believe that this is a D/L model, the mid-level trim model, but I’m not sure. There are only five photos in this listing, unfortunately, and none of the interior other than one showing the speedometer and odometer. There are no engine photos showing the 258 cubic-inch inline-six with 110 hp but it’s being used as a daily driver and it “runs good”. Although, with only 46,000 miles on this car it must be a very short daily commute.

Lee Iacocca would have approved the padded vinyl landau top on this baby! The seller says that it’s “All original. It is a good car and a daily driver, Only 46,300 Miles. Nice interior,. AC is cold, Heater. AM FM original deck, Automatic, inline 258 six cylinder, 4.2, easy on gas, around twenty miles per gallon. Original Paint,. New tires. Runs good. It is a daily driver. Needs head liner”. That’s the whole listing, other than this one last photo showing the mileage. It’s hard to tell, of course, if the mileage claim is true or not with only five photos but it is what it is. For less than $2,900 what are your thoughts on this Concord.


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  1. Mitch RossMember

    Both of mine cost way more than that but are not as nice. Even with a lack of details, A 2 door Concord with a rust free body, decent paint and running well is worth more than he’s asking.

    Like 9
  2. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Agree on the price being very reasonable.

    Like 7
  3. Kenneth Carney

    My late wife and I had an ’82 wagon. That thing was damn naer bulletproof.
    We were paper carriers at the time, and
    aside from replacing a serpentine belt,
    that car did not disappoint us. The only
    soft spot in the car was the torque con-
    verter for the 904 Torqueflite tranny. Had
    lots of room inside for whatever you
    needed to carry with it. When we first got it, the kids I worked with thought I’d bought a 4-wheel drive! And, like my wife,
    I sure miss that old car!

    Like 7
  4. txchief

    I have for some reason liked these cars since they were new. I think it may be because they are the ultimate “lipstick on a pig” vehicle. I’ve always had a soft spot for the underdog.

    Like 5
  5. Jett

    If I had the room and the money, I’d be on a plane down there. It would nicely complement our family’s ‘78 Concord hatch (owned since new…).

    Like 3
    • Mitch RossMember

      You can leave that 78 hatch with me

      Like 0

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