Market Finds: Fully Restored AMC AMX in Desirable Color

Fully Restored AMC AMX in Desirable Color

By Petrolicious Productions
May 27, 2014

The car: 1970 AMC AMX

Price: $31,999 Buy It Now

Location: Circle Pines, MN

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American Motors, the purveyor of cars for librarians and grandmas, embraced baby boomers with the 1968 Javelin, a competitor to the Mustang, and the AMX, a short-wheelbase two-seat Javelin that they liked to tout as a sports car that was $1,000 cheaper than a Corvette. For 1970, AMC claimed, “We made the AMX look tougher this year because it’s tougher this year.” And judging by its new “power-blister” hood, parking lights in the grille, and brake cooling slots where the parking lights used to be, it was.

Only 4,116 were built for the model year; for 1971, the Javelin was redesigned, and the AMX was demoted to a performance package for the four-seater.

This 1970 AMX has driven only 367 miles since undergoing a two-year rotisserie restoration. A 360 was standard but this Golden Lime example features the 325-horse 390 backed by an auto tranny, making it one of 901 built. The Shadow Mask, a low-gloss blackout trim option, is a feature that sets off this AMX from most others, while the black leather interior lends an air of sophistication that isn’t common for classic American muscle. Althought it’s stock-looking, several upgrades were made during the resto.

The seller claims the “car drives very well—steering and suspension are tight and the engine feels strong under low- to mid-level acceleration.” For the price, you can’t get this kind of quality in a Mustang or Camaro.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Adam Kellar
Adam Kellar
10 years ago

I know the AMX was the performance package and was faster and better handling than the Javelin, but I simply can’t get enough of the fender flares and curves on the ’74 Javelin.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
10 years ago

Being the AMC fanatic that I am I always wanted to have a AMX in my garage. This one seems like a pretty good example of the breed. Its a shame its a Automatic but i still take it since there wasn’t many of these made also 1970 was the final year for the AMX as its own model not to mention it was the lowest of all the AMX production. To me the AMX was sort of hybrid of sports car and muscle car tones and AMC made it work. i have always looked at it as like a American exotic. You had bold yet different style, very low production, great acceleration, and handling that was better then most other american cars at the time.

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