AMC Hornets for Sale From 1970 to 1977, the AMC Hornet provided American consumers with an economical choice in the compact car class. It replaced the Rambler American and marked an end to that classic nameplate. It was an important car for the company with a new platform that served as the base for numerous cars over the next 18 years. Wildly popular in the U.S., this small car was also marketed and sold successfully in numerous countries around the world. Today, you can search for your classic AMC Hornet using the ads at FossilCars.