1968 AMC AMX

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Chassis number 
    A8C397X283695
  • Lot number 
    199
  • Reference number 
    199
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
A8C397X283695

Estimate:
$ 30,000 - $ 50,000 US

The AMC AMX debuted on Feb. 24, 1968, as a mid-1968 model. It was the first steel-bodied, two-seat American production model since the 1957 Ford Thunderbird. American Motors created the AMX (American Motors Experimental) by cutting approximately a foot out of its Javelin body, eliminating the rear seat, and making it a proper two-seat sports car.

Its short 97-inch wheelbase cut the AMX curb weight; at around 3,100 pounds, a stock AMX was capable of 0- to 60-mph times below seven seconds, with quarter-mile times under 15 seconds. Optional twin racing stripes down the hood, roof and trunk even made the AMX look fast. In February 1968, then world land-speed record holder, Craig Breedlove, set 106 class-based world speed records with an AMX. According to sourced material, 6,725 AMX’s were built in the 1968 model year.

This AMC AMX sport coupe has been frame-on restored and is finished in Matador Red and is complemented by white “racing stripes” and black bucket seat interior. Powered with the respected 390-cid V-8 engine and backed with a floor-shift four-speed manual transmission, this AMX is gorgeous and “ready to drive.” This is a great example of the uncommon and illusive AMX, the prize of the AMC brand. Among the equipment are the distinctive factory wheels, called “mag-style” by AMC in period literature, interior woodgrain trim elements, power steering, power brakes and radio. The engine bay, brightwork, interior and body are all restored to what is described as “showroom condition.” The work is reported as completed to stock factory specifications and is well prepared to be driven or shown.
1968 AMC AMX