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1969 American Motors AMX
£34,573.33 (€38,635.91)($37,500.00)
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The American Motors Corporation, known mostly as American Motors or AMC, was formed in 1954 with the merger of Nash and Hudson. At the time it occurred it was the largest corporate merger in US history. They found their stride in occupying specialty market segments left untouched by the "Big Three" competitors in Detroit. While they had a good run they were ultimately acquired by Chrysler later in their life. Their chief stylist was Dick Teague who was known for making the most of his investors while operating on a much tighter budget than other manufacturers. This is likely the only reason AMC saw the success that they did. They started out in the world of small cars like the Rambler until the muscle car era arrived in the 60's. This saw the introduction of the AMX which was produced only from 1968 to 1970. Goals at the time were to attract a younger audience and offer performance at a reasonable price. Uniquely the main competitor for the AMX was not the other muscle cars on the road like the Mustang or Camaro but actually the Corvette as these two were the only 2 seater vehicles produced in the US. They were named after the prototype "American Motors Experimental" and in 1968 specialty versions were made which broke world speed and endurance records at Goodyear track in Texas. These cars had a sporty look with a dramatic fastback roof line and also incorporated many industry first in regards to safety.

This clean 1969 AMX is a beautiful example of one of these cars and you just don't see many of them still around. It has 48,925 original miles on it and it has clearly been well maintained since new. It has lived a large portion of its life in Texas and is all rust free. It is painted in a very nice Pearl White with the signature thin Black dual racing stripes running down the center. The unique AMC circle badges are in place as well as the thin Gold pinstripes running around the side window lines. All of the stainless trim is in great shape as is the chrome bumpers. The glass is all good too and tinted. The car rides on a set of original Rally wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires.

The car was ordered with the largest motor available and is still sporting its original 390 cubic inch 6.4L V8. These new motors were specially developed to have a large displacement while minimizing external dimensions and weight. Uniquely all displacements offered used the same external block size but each step up including internal upgrades with the 390 offering larger valves, thicker block webbing, a forged steel crankshaft, and larger rod bearings. It has a mostly stock look under the hood with nice chrome valve covers and the classic Blue/Red AMC air cleaner. A lot of these came with a 4 speed but this one was special ordered with the "Shift Command" 3 speed automatic with a floor shifter. The car drives out really well and has power brakes with disc in front and power steering. It has a great sound with dual exhaust that exits out of the rear.

The interior is all Black and in good shape. It has dual high back bucket seats that sit to each side of the original center console with woodgrain accents. One of the unique features on the AMX was its industry first dash which was injection molded and all 1 piece for extra safety. Things like that are part of why the AMX was named "best engineered car of the year" in 1969 and 1970. The car has its original 140 mph speedometer and tachometer. On the center of the dash is the temp and oil pressure gauge.

This cool car is very unique and you just don't see many of these AMX's still out on the road. If you are in the market for a 60's classic that is going to stand out at all the shows this is one to check out.


  • Transmission Automatic
  • Exterior Colour Pearl White with Black Stripes
  • Number of Doors 2
  • Interior Colour Black
  • VIN CODE A9C397X146308
  • Drive LHD
  • Year of manufacture 1969
  • Miles 48925