1968 American Motors AMX
The American Motors Corporation unveiled a new stylish performance
sports car in 1968 - the AMX. This car had a lot going for it as
a muscle car. In included a powerful drivetrain, sport suspension,
and a sports car inspired appearance. This was also the only truly
1960's American two seater performance car available from the Big
3 other than the Corvette.
The car featured a short wheel base (97 inches) which resulted
in a low weight. In fact, curb weight was only 3100 pounds. Coupled
with a 315hp 390 cid AMC V8 motor resulted in a spirited driving
experience. The cars featured a heavy duty suspension, E70-14 Goodyear
polyglas tires, and a tough four speed transmission. Various engines
were available including the 290, 343, and 390 big block.
Interiors featured a relatively plain dash with deeply recessed
gauges, reclining bucket seeats, carpeting, and wood grain trim.
Each 1968 AMX received a special dash plate that identified the
the 1969 AMC AMX would see quite a few changes made in an effort
to increase sales to compete with other pony cars.
w/ 290 cid: 1,927
w/ 343 cid: 2,889
w/ 390 cid: 12,735