519 Horsepower: 1976 AMC Hornet Sportabout

They say that all is fair in love and war.  Well, the same adage could be used in the world of street racing.  While we here at Barn Finds do not, under any circumstances, advocate going out and laying… more»

62k Mile Survivor: 1974 AMC Hornet Sedan

American Motors brought back the Hornet name in 1970 for its new compact that replaced the aged American. That change also brought an end to the use of the Rambler moniker. The car would remain in production through 1977… more»

British Barn Find: 1934 Wolseley Hornet

Here’s an obscure one for you, a 1934 Wolseley Hornet Special. Manufactured by Wolseley Motors Limited, a Birmingham, England manufacturer. This right-hand drive, and now in two-seater form, has been languishing, hidden away in St. Louis for many years…. more»

Mostly Original 57k-Mile 1953 Hudson Hornet

One of the strong points the Hudson Hornet was known for is its good handling capabilities, with a low-to-the-ground design that also made it an excellent choice for the stock car racing circuit back in the day.  But this… more»

Cheap Wheels V8! 1974 AMC Hornet

A hallmark of American Motors from its formation in 1954 to the end of the line in 1988 was building and selling economical automobiles. During the 1960s, the Rambler American was the company’s compact offering, and it was finally… more»

Affordable Driving Project: 1974 AM Hornet Hatchback

Enthusiasts always welcome affordable project candidates, and their attraction grows if they run and drive well. This 1974 AMC Hornet Hatchback ticks those boxes, and the fact it appears rock-solid adds to its appeal. It will almost certainly never… more»

327 Powered Low Rider! 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe

1954 was sort of the end of the line as everybody knew it for the original Hudson Motor Car Company, which began manufacturing automobiles in Detroit all the way back in 1909.  Or maybe it’s fairer to say ’54… more»

Restored in ’90s: 1952 Hudson Hornet Coupe

Hudson was the iconoclastic choice for auto shoppers in the late ’40s and early ’50s. The Big Three were copying each other’s design elements and innovating in a narrow band – where to position headlights, for instance – but… more»

Round Two: 1977 AMC Hornet With 21,000 Miles

Barn Finds journalist Scotty Gilberton covered this low-mileage 1977 AMC Hornet four-door sedan in February when it was listed on eBay. It’s now here on craigslist, with a price of $11,900 after failing to sell at a high bid of… more»

Needs Work: 1977 AMC Hornet

American Motors would resurrect the Hornet name for its all-new compact in 1970, replacing the aging Rambler American. The car would remain in production through 1977 before morphing into the Concord the next season. This last-year Hornet looks good… more»

Two-for-One: 1952 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe

Hidden in this garage is a promising project. It is an essentially solid 1952 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe. Although it needs work, the included second car should supply many parts required to return it to its former glory. It… more»

Early NASCAR Star: 1954 Hudson Hornet

When racing resumed in the United States after World War II, the concept of stock car racing according to the gospel of Big Bill France slowly gained speed in the South.  One of the first cars to become a… more»

Estate Find: 1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible

Hudson was on a long slow production slide for years well before WWII began, losing the competition for buyers to Ford and FM. But it still achieved a few moments of glory in the early 1950s when the Hornet… more»

Déjà vu Again? 1977 AMC Hornet AMX

Largely forgotten in the muscle car world is the 1977 AMC Hornet AMX. It was a one-year effort to resurrect the AMX name three years after it was last used on the Javelin pony car. Though a lot of… more»

Almost Fabulous: 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin H-Power

In 1948, Hudson introduced the innovation that would both inspire one of the most famous cars of all time, and contribute to the demise of the Hudson name: the Step-Down. The Step-Down affixed the floorplan of the car at… more»

No Reserve: 1954 Hudson Hornet With 14k Original Miles!

Sometimes, the history of even the most cherished classic cars can be tinged with sadness. Such is the case with this 1954 Hudson Hornet. It is a low-mileage car that presents beautifully and underwent a meticulous restoration that returned… more»