April 19, 2024

Wade Through Films

The Ultimate Driving Machines

Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1981 AMC Concord station wagon

Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1981 AMC Concord station wagon


We love AMCs, we also love station wagons. Frank Polito is the lucky guy who checked off all of our boxes with his ridiculously clean AMC Concord station wagon sporting a bit more power than Kenosha had planned.

We’ll let Frank give you the low down…

“I bought this new in Feb. 1982. It was used as family car till 1998. I decided it wasn’t fast enough with the 4-cyl engine. My nephew had a 1989 Mustang 5.0 fuel-injected roller engine in his garage. He helped me install it along with the computer along with some modifications along the way. It’s actually the 4th engine in it now (2005 install). It has 23,000 miles on the engine. I had the car painted in 2000 along with reupholstering the seats. The car still looks new. Not very many people kept these cars, so I think I have a unique car. This station wagon sports a 1989 Mustang 5.0 FIE engine, T5 trans, E-cam, .30 over pistons, 70mm Mass Air Meter, 8-8 rear end with  3:73 posi gear. It looks great and is fast as hell.”