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For Sale: 1970 AMC AMX in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This is one of the finer AMC AMX's we've ever seen, let alone had the privilege to feature in our inventory. An original California car way up until 2017, this super-slick silver-on-black 2-seater comes equipped with a powerful 360 V8, a quick-shifting 4-speed manual, and a host of original options that make it one of the best looking, better-driving classics on our website. Someone spent big on this restoration, there's no question about that, and the result is a car that out-shines many of its muscle car contemporaries and one that you'll rarely see at a show. You don't have to be an AMC fan to realize this is one heck of a muscle car.

The AMX is so much more than merely a shortened Javelin. The proportions that can look ponderous on the Javelin are lean and muscular on the streamlined AMX, and the design beautifully lends itself to this car's slick bright silver paint scheme, with a shade similar to the Camaro's Cortez silver offset by a black 'hockey stick' Rally stripes on the profiles. Paint and bodywork are every bit as good as they look in photos (quite likely even better) and it's incredibly rare to see this kind of investment in an AMX, both in terms of time and money. It's a higher-end, driver-quality sled, not some show car that can never be driven, but the curb appeal is off the charts and a professional clay bar-buff-and-wax job over a long weekend would easily kick things up a notch. The set-up is just plain slick with details like the big Ram Air hood scoop, fluted rocker moldings that look like side pipes, and the full-width taillight that makes the AMX look wide and low. The overall look is aggressive and powerful, like a coiled spring ready to explode off the line, and the car definitely commands attention out on the road, even if a lot of folks don't even know what they're looking at. With 1970 being the lowest production year for AMXs (ad the last year of the 2-seater), who can blame them? It's an exceptionally cool car made even more so by its rarity.

The interior has been beautifully restored and updated, but if you're not familiar with the AMX, you might overlook the cool stuff. First off, black is the perfect choice for a bright silver car, and secondly, swapping out the rather cheap AMC-spec vinyl with expensive leather was a stroke of genius by the builders. The high-back buckets are expertly upholstered and still feature factory-style patterns, and the door panels have vertical pleats that match. The two-seater configuration, of course, obviates the back seat, leaving a fully carpeted bulkhead that puts the center of gravity right under the driver's seat, so the car feels agile on the road. Plenty of woodgrained details on the dash, door panels, and steering wheel make it feel expensive and upscale inside, and a center arm rest set-up with cup holders was installed between the seats. The original gauges have been restored, the factory A/C was upgraded with all new components and blows cold, and the super-cool 'rim-blow' horn works as advertised. The only possible demerit might be that the original AM radio and clock aren't working, but you'll probably enjoy the drive so much, you won't miss it. The 8-ball topped Hurst 4-speed manual shifter practically taunts the driver to bang through gears, and the super-clean plush black carpets and taut headliner above show that nothing was overlooked in this build. There's even a decent-sized trunk out back, which includes a correct mat and space-saver spare.

Speaking of performance, it's delivered by one of AMC's top powerplants, a 360 cubic inch V8 with 290 horsepower, enough to make the AMX one of the most potent machines on the road in 1970. Sharply detailed, it wears correct turquoise metallic engine paint, chrome valve covers, and a functional Ram Air air cleaner complete with proper decals, while the block is fed through a big Holley 4-abrrel carburetor up top. The shiny new A/C compressor pops out of the engine bay, matching the tidy look of the power front disc brake and power steering systems. Factory cast iron exhaust manifolds dump into a custom dual exhaust system with Xlerator mufflers that sounds awesome without being obnoxious. The chassis is properly finished with lots of newer components in the suspension and brakes, including factory torque link traction bars and newer coilovers hanging on the twin-grip differential out back. Shiny 15-inch chrome wheels wear grippy 235/60/17 Cooper Cobra white-letter radials that help set that killer raked stance.

Beautiful, fast, and fun, it's only a matter of time before the AMX takes its rightful place among top-tier muscle. Call today and take home the best one you'll ever see!

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 AMC AMX
  • Listing ID:CC-1549207
  • Price:$46,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1970
  • Make:AMC
  • Model:AMX
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:88564
  • Stock Number:5201-DFW
  • VIN:A0M397P198471
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