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1968 American Motors AMX

1968 AMC 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 serial number.

the 1969 AMC AMX would see quite a few changes made in an effort to increase sales to compete with other pony cars.

1968 AMX interior

1968 AMC AMX

Production Information:

AMX:19,134
w/ 290 cid: 1,927
w/ 343 cid: 2,889
w/ 390 cid: 12,735

 

Powertrain Options:

 

Cid HP Info
290 225  
343 270  
390 315  

 

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