Many hard core car buffs my not realize the AMX, shattered 106 national, and international, speed and endurance records, before it was introduced to the public, Feb 28th 1968 at the Chicago Auto Show, it was awarded the " BEST ENGINEERED CAR OF THE YEAR " by the American Society of Automotive Engineers. The pictures and video tell much of the story on my rare 390 X code Go Pack , 1969 AMX. A certified, (with supporting notarized paper work), 51,853 mile AMX, once owned by a Top Fuel Dragster team owner / driver. Can be described as a combination of restored, and very well maintained original, rust free, and solid as they get, at 49 years and counting, ( note: paint style was inspired by a prototype AMC design , shown June of 1969, a similar paint version was a production option, in 1970 , as the shadow mask , see photo ) . Equipped with authentic group 15 aluminum front spoiler, period correct long tube header's, Mallory dual point distributor, very rare 15" Kelsey Hayes Magstar wheels dated 8 22 68 , replaced headliner, carpet, otherwise presents much as it was in 1969.
Factory optioned, with the robust 390 X code , rated at 425 ft. lbs of torque @ 2800 rpm, (all 390,'s were built with forged steel crankshaft's and forged steel heavy duty rods ), factory over ride traction bars, optional 3:54 gear, air conditioning , quick ratio power steering, " Command Shift " automatic, (one of 2183 390 automatic's produced in 1969,,, 20% with factory air, a USAC certified as stock , 390 automatic AMX, under the control of one Craig Breedlove , was timed at over 200 MPH at Bonneville in 1969! ) , "GO PACK", performance option, included H.D. Cooling , sport tuned suspension. , power front four piston disc brakes, "Twin Grip" positraction, all in a highly detailed slick 3000 lb. package ! Functioning detail items , include, ( recent upgrade, tachometer upgrade to three wire "air coil", calibrated see pictures, same as NASCAR tach drive and accuracy ,maintains all O.E.M. looks with the added reliability of maintaining ignition even if tach fails, unlike O.E.M. set up which would render the vehicle inoperative if the 50 year old electronics failed. Backed by a six year warranty,) OEM clock, rare, " Weather Eye " factory air conditioning , AM radio with indicator light, automatic trunk light, dash lights , interior lights, glove box light , headlight warning buzzer , back up lights, horn's , electric wiper's. and washer's, fully reclining leather seats, doors lock smoothly with the original key. Sure footed handling, big time torque and performance, (even by todays standards ) , heavy duty front sway bar, the right gear , power disc brakes,working factory a/c converted to 134a , make for a rare great driving experience, feel free with any question's, thank you for looking.
Pick of the Day is a British-American hybrid that needs someone to complete
Pick of the Day is a two-seat 1969 AMX AMC sports car
The private seller of Pick of the Day, this 1970 AMC AMX, says that the goal of the build “focused on reliability, low maintenance, and updated appearance.”
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