The AMX was designed to appeal to both muscle car and sports car
enthusiasts and was successful in both worlds. Tire melting
acceleration made them frequent fliers at drag strips around the
country and in SCCA road racing they competed in the B-Production
class against cars like the Shelby GT350. This car is stock and
appears to be an all original, survivor type of car.
While many of the AMXs were painted in wild colors and festooned with sponsor decals, this one is presented in a nice Regatta Blue that may help you avoid attracting unwanted attention while you are out for a cruise. 1969 was the last year with the headlights mounted separately from the grill of horizontal bars with AMX off to one side. The chrome and the stainless isn't new and freshly replaced, it does look great for its age. Rocker trim dresses out the lower edge of the body and a style line trails off the top of the rear wheel wells with AMX and 390 V8 emblems appearing on the rear fenders too. The rear end is sweet with the slope of the rear end descending smoothly between the sail panels to the super clean arrangement of full width taillamps. That is underlined by a sharp looking bumper with a couple of chrome exhaust tips peeking out from underneath.
Open the door and you will find a Charcoal interior with nice wood tone accents. Like the outside of the car, it is kind of understated given its performance orientation. The door panel is simple with a brushed metal line across the top and a wood tone insert behind the window crank. One thing that makes this car unique is that it was the only two seat, steel bodied, American car built since the '57 T-bird. And those two seats look great, and are comfortable, having been nicely recovered in charcoal cloth with black piping. A three-spoke steering wheel sits in front of a stock dash panel that has the tach on the left, the speedo in the center and gauges on the right. Ventilation controls are on the lower left and there is an Aiwa AM/FM/CD player in the center for your listening pleasure just in front of the shifter for the automatic transmission that rises from a wood tone console.
Open the hood and you will find a stock 390 cubic inch engine sitting down in a snug engine bay with a new aluminum radiator keeping things running cool. The air filter housing it topped with a red, white and blue, AMX 390 decal which sits on top of a 4-barrel carburetor and both the motor and engine bay appear to be true to the survivor character of this car. There has been some regular maintenance done as evidenced by new ignition components as well as newer belts and hoses, probably all handled when the radiator was installed. Because it was designed as a two-seat sports car as well as a drag racer, it has a short wheel base for good handling, and multi leaf springs in the rear with coil springs on control arms along with a sway bar in the front that was tuned for tearing up the backroads as well as the road racing circuits of the day.
Rare, unique, and potent. This car is a fun to drive collectible. Call or come on down and check it out.
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.”
The Pick of the Day is a performance model with a special race-bred engine
Iconic race car featured through September 15 at Porsche Museum
Danny Thompson spent eight years building the car that broke his father’s speed record
Luggage-style cooler blossoms at the touch of a button
Pick of the Day is a 1937 Ford with Marmon-Herrington running gear
And the preview party was held at the Petersen Museum