The AMX (1968-1970) was a 2-seat muscle/sports car that used a shortened Javelin chassis and V8 power to offer decent performance for the money when new. Today, the AMX is one of those forgotten sports cars that hasn’t been swept up in a whirlwind of speculative collectors cash and you can get decent examples for the price of a new econobox. Like this 1969 AMC AMX here on eBay bidding for $14,250 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located in Seattle, WA.
One of the things I like about the AMX is that it has styling that looks early 70s, but bumpers that are chrome and tucked into the body. If the model had continued a few more years it would have the face of a proboscis monkey and the horsepower of a donkey.
Lucky for us, in 1969 folks didn’t care that the air was black with vehicle emissions, so the 390 cubic inch V8 with “Go Package” pushes out 315 horsepower and 425 ft-lbs of earth moving torques. For a 2-seater that wasn’t a Corvette, this thing was fast.
Thankfully the original buyer of this AMX opted for the 4-speed manual which will make the car a much better weekend fun car. The interior is a delightfully funky combination of plastics, faux wood, metal and more plastic.
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