Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10k Flash: 1970 AMC AMX

The AMX was a two seat muscle car from AMC, built from 1968-1970.  In its time it was considered a competitor to the Corvette, as it was one of the only other two seat hardtops to be built by Detroit, but it was considerably cheaper and steel bodied.  This 1970 AMC AMX is currently bidding on ebay for $12k with a few hours to go, located in Port Orange, Fl.



This AMC looks great in its original Avocado green paint and looks to be in good daily driver shape.



Under the hood is a 390 V8 (6.4 liter) that put out 315 horsepower when new - probably a few more given the addition of a few bolt-on components.


Inside this AMX looks well kept, and while the advertisement looks like it is being sold by a private party - we have to wonder why it has the dealer/mechanic style paper floor mat in the photos.


Overall not a bad way to spend $12k and get a rare and fast muscle car.  We give this one two thumbs up and hope it doesn't get bid up to high in the last few hours of the auction.

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8 comments:

  1. Agreed. A lot of muscle car for the money. Interesting how AMCs are exempt from a collectibility status that drives up the prices of big 3 cars.

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  2. ~ under valued, unique cars. btw, eBay posting states 360 ci engine,(285 hp. w/ 4-barrel)

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    1. ~ excellent deal, Winning bid: US $13,659.00, i frequently see these at $20,000+/-

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  3. I don't believe anyone considered the AMX to be a competitor to the Corvette, but rather a competitor the Mustang, Camaro and the Barracuda.

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    1. Perhaps not a competitor in performance/price, but it was the only other 2 seater hardtop from America at the time. The Mustang, Camaro, Cuda were all 2+2's and AMC offered the Javelin as a Pony Car 2+2 similar to Mustang, Camaro etc and even raced the Javelin in Trans-Am racing. The better comparison would be to compare the AMX to the earlier (non-hideous and bloated) T-birds.

      http://auto.howstuffworks.com/american-motors-sports-cars.htm

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  4. Someone got a good deal, helped along by green paint and the lesser 360. The 390 demands a significantly higher premium for its tougher internals.

    This was always an odd duck, a muscle car with a sports car wheelbase. I don't see people cross-shopping it with a Vette, but it's possible. It's certainly more practical. If AMC had ever gotten around to building their AMX/3 prototype, now that would have been interesting.

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  5. So this is being offered again under the same phone number , but at $21500...smells like a scam! http://gainesville.craigslist.org/cto/3528393471.html

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  6. So this is being offered again under the same phone number , but at $21500...smells like a scam! http://gainesville.craigslist.org/cto/3528393471.html

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