Oh, California. I should know better than to lust after your fruit. You are, after all, on the other side of the country, and the shipping costs would kill me. But then I see cars like this clergy-owned 1973 AMC Hornet for sale on Hemmings.com, and I think, dang, that’d make for a nice daily driver, with or without those wheels. Of course, here in Vermont (where “minimal rust” in the local classifieds means I would only have to replace the floors and quarters), I could only drive it from May to October. From the seller’s description:

Freshly rebuilt 258-cubic inch (4.2L) straight six.  Parts are amazingly easy to find, since this was the standard engine in most Jeeps up until the early 80s.  I run an open K&N air filter on the stock Carter single barrel carb, but still have the stock “snorkel” style air cleaner unit. Automatic transmission.  I’ve done nothing to it and it runs fine. Numerous new parts in the front suspension (pitman arms, lower control arm, bushings, etc). New rear shocks new rear leaf springs (raised the rear end by about 2 inches). New BF Goodrich Radial TA tires, P205/70/R14 in front and P235/60/R15 in back. New American Racing Wheel Torque Thrust II polished aluminum wheels, 14 x 7 front and 15 x 8  rear. New exhaust, almost factory except for the Cherry Bomb muffler (not too loud, just enough)

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