For Sale at Auction: 1970 AMC AMX in Scottsdale, Arizona

Vehicle Description

In a 1966 Detroit meeting of the society of automotive engineers, American Motors Corporation officials introduced a compact short-wheelbase two-seat prototype coupe with fastback styling and, of all things, a rumble seat. Named AMX, the push-car prototype soon found its way into automotive periodicals, where it was lavished with praise. A Vignale-built second car joined three other idea cars as a star in the AMC project IV shows that toured seven American cities. The public loved the AMX and, desperate for a win in the face of dwindling finances, in late 1967, AMC rolled the production version into showrooms across the nation. The rumble seat was nowhere to be found, especially not in Ralph Nader's America, but the production AMX gave AMC fans a real performer that just got better with each passing year of its brief three-year existence. Fresh out of the gate, factory-prepared AMXs using 304ci engines and driven by racer Craig Breedlove and his wife Lee set more than 100 speed records. The same powerplants worked well in the SCCA's Tran Am series, and 50 AMXs specially prepared by Hurst Corporation for NHRA Super Stock competition, the most famous one driven by "The Dragon Lady" Shirley Shahan, set a number of class records to elevate AMC to third place in NHRA standings for 1969. All that competition improved the breed and the 1970 AMX was a well-developed performance machine that was at its best. This example, finished in blue over a blue interior, is powered by a 4-barrel carburetor-equipped 390/325hp engine and 3-speed manual transmission.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 AMC AMX
  • Listing ID:CC-1556480
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1970
  • Make:AMC
  • Model:AMX
  • Exterior Color:BLUE
  • Interior Color:BLUE
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:137433
  • VIN:A0M397X160316

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Barrett-Jackson Auctions
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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