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Yes, that’s a Rebel Machine. And an Eagle Kammback. And…
Our buddy Eddie Stakes recently wrote us to let us know about a sizeable and fairly desireable AMC collection that has just hit the market and needs to be disposed of within the next two months. Eddie writes:
Longtime AMC collector and fan Edward (Ed) Hooper passed away in Dallas in March 2010 after a short illness; he was diagnosed with brain cancer only 3 months before. Ed was a fixture flying the AMC flag at many swap meets like Pate, Chickasha, Arlington, Conroe to name a few. He had over 100 AMC vehicles at one point when I spoke with him a few years ago; but had sold some off. Heck, he even owned my dad’s 76 black Gremlin X 304 dealer demonstrator and my own 73 Maxi Blue AMX and 76 Matador!
This is the remainder of his collection, located in Fate, Texas, about 45 minutes NE of Dallas metro. I flew up May 22nd rented a non AMC car and drove out, documenting the cars and taking photos; flying back to Houston that night with heavy heart knowing would never see Ed again.
All of these cars are projects of some sort, from the Rebel Machine body to the almost concourse 70 Hornet and 81 SX/4. You will find basic description, VIN, door tag trim info and a comment or two next to the photos. Also there is CONTACT information for the estate, and good friend Tommy who was Ed’s sidekick thru years helping him bring many of these cars to Texas. I have added a list of TRANSPORT companies to the file in effort to help buyers.
ALL OF THESE CARS MUST BE SOLD BY JULY 15TH, 2010 as the property has been sold, so don’t be afraid to make a offer. If trailering yourself, youmay need rims and tires for some; or winch. Some have titles, others may not, but all would have BILL OF SALE.
Good luck and home some of Ed’s passion for everything American Motors is passed on to those folks who end up with one or more of his ride……God bless you Ed, we will miss your wry sense of humor!
We see a few cars we’d love to add to our stable, and there are several more that we know are much in demand. And while the collection’s mostly AMCs, there’s also a couple Checkers as well as a couple late 1970s Mopars. The gallery below is just a sample of what’s there; the full list of more than 50 cars is at the page linked to above.