The AMC AMX is a two-seat sports car that was produced by the American Motors Corporation between 1968 and 1970.
The name AMX is derived from ‘American Motors eXperimental’. The code was used on concept cars and then on two prototypes introduced at Project IV in 1966. One was a fibreglass, two-seater ‘AMX’ and the other was a four-seater ‘AMX II’.
On his debut in February 1968, racer Craig Breedlove set 106 world speed records in an AMX. To celebrate this, American Motors built around 50 special versions of the AMX Craig Breedlove Edition in red, white and blue.
Since a limited budget prevented AMC from launching a vehicle too expensive to produce, it was decided to make the AMX a shortened version of the Javelin with a modified tail section.
AMC AMX specs:
- top speed – 183 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 6,7 s
- horsepower – 325 hp
- power density – 223 hp/t
- engine volume – 6392 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1460 kg
AMC AMX engine:
Under the bonnet could be one of three bespoke engines: a 290 V8 producing 225 bhp, a 343 V8 producing 280 bhp and a 390 V8 developing 315 bhp.
There was a choice of two Borg Warner gearboxes, a T10 four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic Shift-Command with console selector and manual override.
AMC AMX 0 – 100:
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.7 seconds.
AMC AMX top speed:
The top speed reaches 183 kilometres per hour.
AMC AMX interior:
Basic AMX equipment included reclining bucket seats, branded floor mats and a neat wooden interior.
AMC AMX price (AMC AMX for sale):
The car is available from €75000.