This 1968 AMC AMX represents the first year of a performance car
revolution at AMC. So it's great to find an example that is a nice
mix of vintage style and the right driver-ready feel so that it's
easy to enjoy.
The AMX was an individual sports car on a shortened Javelin
platform, and the rare bespoke bodywork from the A-pillar continues
to look distinct and sporty. Plus, these had the best details
around with ribbed power domes in the hood, flared fenders, mag
wheels, ribbed rockers, and a hint of flying buttress in the rear
to draw added attention to the fastback-like profile. And with a
muscle car this significant, it's nice to have it looking bold in
red. The finish has a nice luster without getting so fancy that
you'd be afraid to drive it, after all, the point of a car like
this is to enjoy it out on the road. It's the kind of classic that
can impress when it's out in the world because there's a clean and
complete style with form-hugging chrome bumpers, a wide grille, and
all the correct badging.
The interior continues both the bold and vintage style with the
bright red interior. There are nice classic details, including the
wood-like trim on the doors, AMC floor mats, stock AM radio used
for a display, and working courtesy lights. There are even
provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to
blow cold again.) And while this is highly stock, it also looks
like they replaced some of the essentials over the years like the
carpeting and dash pad. But the real attraction is that the AMX was
specifically built to be a driver's car. That's why there's only
room for two, and you each get a bucket seat. The center console,
three-spoke steering wheel, power steering, and full gauge package
are both stock and sporty.
Under the hood is the correct-style 290 cubic-inch motor for this
N-code coupe. AMC's V8 has earned a reputation for being both
trusty and powerful. You have a bright Edelbrock air grabber and
nice blue block paint for a touch of flair in case you feel like
showing this one-off. But overall, you can tell it's built for
driving. The four-barrel carburetor lets this V8 inhale deeply, and
it makes a sweet sound out of the dual exhaust and newer mufflers.
It fires up easily, drives nicely, and the three-speed automatic
transmission shifts smoothly. So it makes for a distinct muscle car
that's also a solid cruiser.
Unique AMC muscle cars that are this complete don't come around
very often, and they are rarely this affordable. Don't miss your
opportunity. Call now!