COLLECTOR-OWNED AMX, FULLY RESTORED, 390 V8, 4 BBL, AUTO, PWR STEERING/BRAKES!
For reasons nobody has ever been able to explain, the AMX has never quite become as famous or as desirable as the more common Camaros and Mustangs of the period. The good news is that this 1969 AMC AMX is available for a reasonable price, bringing a 390 cubic inch V8, a slick 2-seater body, and plenty of performance.
Maybe the world just wasn't ready for a 2-seat muscle car in 1969, but the AMX totally pulls it off. Obviously born with Javelin DNA in its veins, it is shorter, chunkier, and definitely more aggressive-looking and the proportions are exactly right. The long hood and fastback profile combined with the bright Frost White paint and Matador Red stripes certainly gives the AMX a high-performance look that's more than just for show. It was restored a few years ago, so it's not a trailer queen, but for the price this is a nice-looking cruiser that will get plenty of second glances on the road. It wears a stock flat hood with cool hash marks that look racy and the AMX never needed a wing or spoilers to look right. The simple grille with tiny AMX badge, the ribbed rocker panel moldings, and the slim taillights that hug the rear bumper all look great and the chrome really is quite nice all around.
AMC really nailed the muscle car look inside, with red bucket seats flanking a center console and a racy twin-cockpit dash. The seats are in very good condition and it's hard to say whether the upholstery is new or original, but either way there will be no complaints. Matching dark red carpets cover the package area behind the seats, and the door panels are in very good shape and like the seats, might just be too nice to be original. The woodgrained center stack and console are matched by a Grant GT wood-rimmed steering wheel and the factory gauges have cool white centers that were decades ahead of their time. The factory AM radio fits neatly in the center of the dash, although it's not working and seems to be begging for an upgrade, what with all that space behind the seats. And speaking of the storage area behind the seats, there's also a spacious trunk that comes complete with a factory-style mat and space-saver spare tire and jack assembly.
The 390 cubic inch V8 was one of AMC's more potent powerplants in 1969 and was fully rebuilt in 2007 and has been driven very little since then. With a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, it's a very strong runner that puts its light curb weight to good use with a very impressive power-to-weight ratio. The engine bay was detailed in correct red, white, and blue that seems to suit the all-American AMX, plus a few chrome bits just for show. A dual exhaust system gives it a throaty V8 sound that leaves no question about the performance potential of this 2-seater, but it never gets annoying on the highway. The 3-speed automatic transmission powers a set of highway-friendly gears out back, and while the AMX was all about performance, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well it rides. And for fans of '70s performance, the Magnum 500 wheels will look very familiar and look exactly right wrapped in 205/70/14 blackwall radials.
The good news is that you can have a V8-powered 2-seater for pennies on the dollar with this unusual AMX. Why wait? Call today!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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