1969 AMC AMX
Rumors persist that every 1968-1970 AMX started life as a full-size
Javelin body shell. Once assembled, a 12-inch chunk was sliced from
behind the front seats on a specialized modification line. This is
not true. Though AMC worked with a much smaller budget than its
Detroit competitors, this level of hand fabrication would have been
far too costly. The fact is AMC body engineers designed a specific
body shell for the two-seat AMX. Thus, two-seat AMXs (97-inch
wheelbase) and five-seat Javelins (109-inch wheelbase) employed
dedicated body shells that traveled down the same Kenosha,
Wisconsin, assembly line on their way toward completion as finished
A 3-owner consignment of the 1969 AMC AMX. Consigner states and
documents a recent engine rebuild as well as a transmission
overhaul. An X Code 390ci V8, M-12 automatic, full solex tinted
glass, and a respray from 20 years ago that still has its Frost
White luster. A great design which in its day was the muscle car to
have, and still is! Come and get it...ding... ding.... ding...
Sitting on American Racing Torque Thrust 5 spoke wheels this racy
car with its long front hood and beautiful long sloping back has
its luster on the Frost White paint from 20 years ago. Just a few
cosmetic pimples of rust showing mostly on the lower doors. Gaps
are decent, and badging is kept to a minimum with a simple circular
AMX on the wide B pillar. Chrome is minimal as well with just the
bumpers which are inset into the body on the front and rear. A
ribbed stainless rocker trim is also seen grounding the white along
with the wheels. Looking at this design it was really ahead of its
time with the inset door handles, and the flush mounted bumpers.
Dual chrome tipped exhaust pipes peek out from underneath the rear
bumper..smoke 'em if ya got 'em, and this car does!
Grabbing onto the inset door handle and giving it a swing, we see a
clean black vinyl smooth panel covering the door, a large rectangle
of wood applique is framed by thin chrome and houses the window
crank. A big armrest and door actuator for the inside is also hung
on the middle of the interior doors. Moving inside dual high back
buckets with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters and
headrests all in black vinyl and all looking fab. A wood applique
center console races from front to back and houses the shifter as
well as camouflages the center hump. In the center of the dash
rising out of the center console is a lighter and "ash " receiver,
AM/FM radio and another large wood applique panel with 2 round
vents and a hidden speaker which curves itself on to the dash top.
In front of the tri pointed star center, wood rimmed steering wheel
is the original dash with a trio of inserts circular gauges with
white centers and black ringed outers. Temp and fan controls are
deeply inset to drivers left as are the headlight and wiper knobs.
Very nice black carpet covers the floors and with no rear seat,
there is plenty of storage and black carpet covering the
"hatchback" rear interior. A seam free, smooth black headliner
hovers above all this 1969 design interior.
With being the beneficiary of a complete engine rebuild, the
original 390ci V8 which still pumps out 315 HP is topped with a
4-barrel Holley 750 CFM carburetor. On the back is a 3-speed M-12
automatic transmission and this throws power rearward to an AMC
Twin Grip 3.15 rear axle. There is a rebuilt correct fuel pump with
a vacuum pump, a K&N air filter within a shiny round air filter
holder with a blue and red surrounding stripe. This is all within a
highly detailed engine bay, with no corrosion and supple hoses and
aluminum ribbed Edelbrock valve covers.
Underneath is rust free with white unibody rockers, floorpans and
toe kicks. A black painted rust-free driveshaft and rear pumpkin
are seen as well as black painted drum brakes and suspension all
around. The bottom end of the engine is drip free with a nice
transmission bell housing. New trunnions, ball joints, tie rod
ends, bushings, idler arm and bearings are seen on the suspension
and steering, and the consigner stated the drive shaft has been
balanced. A Dynomax dual muffler system is installed
She fired right up and on the test track was a pleasure to drive.
This car offers up lots of interior room, while maintaining its
sportiness and somewhat compact size. Smooth acceleration, good
handling, solid stopping, and quiet shifting for the automatic were
experienced. The A/C is inoperable, and the tachometer was
intermittent, as well as the wipers which struggled to go across
the glass but ultimately did make it.
A great example of the AMC muscle car version direct from the time
machine of 1969. Beautiful pony car lines with the long front and
over exaggerated sloping rear, this 2 door is cool. It is also
nicely preserved, and runs like a Swiss watch, and for this writer
it's love American (Motors) Style!
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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