I can only imagine what the presentation looked like in the early 1970s when the product planners at American Motors Corp went to pitch the idea of a pink AMX to the executive committee. “Okay here’s what we got to compete with GM’s Camaro and Ford’s Mustang — we’ve got a 360 cubic inch V8, […]
The metal door vin plate on this next car has one of the most awesome inscriptions I’ve ever seen on a door plate — it says; AMERICAN MOTORS ADVANCED UNIT CONSTRUCTION; Advanced Unit Construction combines body and frame into a single all-welded structural unit, deep-dip primer paint, galvanized steel sections, plus lustre-gard baked acrylic enamel protect against body rust. It just sounds amazing. It sounds like a car that will last for a hundred years with just regular maintenance…until you remember that American Motors is AMC…and this car was built in 1977, which has been scientifically proven to be the worst year of all time for cars to be manufactured, but paradoxically the best year for a movie to be made (Star Wars, A Bridge Too Far, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Jabberwocky, Saturday Night Fever, Speedtrap, The Spy Who Loved Me, and last but not least Slap Shot). Find this 1977 AMC Hornet AMX offered for $6,500 in Colfax, WI via craigslist. Tip from Picklefork.
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! Find this 1968 AMC AMX here on eBay bidding for $8,600 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Waterford, […]
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 original AMC AMX was a V8 powered 2-seat pony car sold on AMC’s junior cars platform as a competitor to the Mustang/Camaro/Challenger, but the name was revived for the 1979-1980 model years as a performance version of the Spirit. Find this 1979 AMC Spirit AMX offered for $4,500 located on Lincoln, NE craigslist. Tip […]
The AMC Spirit was the successor to the outgoing Gremlin subcompact and was essentially a Gremlin without the funky styling…which when you get down to it is a pretty miserable formula for a car. A surprising quantity of Gremlins have avoided crusher because of style, but the Spirit was crushed en masse, like…well…spirits being crushed […]
The AMX was a two seat muscle car from AMC, built on a shortened Javelin chassis from 1968 through 1970. It may have shared the honor of being one of two Detroit built two seat hardtops, but it’s cheap steel body meant performance was a few fins short of the Mako Shark. That doesn’t […]
The AMX was a two seat muscle car from AMC, built from 1968-1970. In its time it was considered a competitor to the Corvette, as it was one of the only other two seat hardtops to be built by Detroit, but it was considerably cheaper and steel bodied. This 1970 AMC AMX is currently bidding […]