Rarelyseen American Motors Corporation sports car
CorrectLaredo Tan exterior andSaddle interior with Ventilair highback front bucket seats
One of 6,725 AMXs made in 1968; one of 1,317 made with this engine; one of 902 made with this engine and transmission
343 CID Typhoon 280HP V8 engine with fourbarrel carb and dual exhausts
Shift Command floormounted threespeed automatic transmission and 3.54 gearing
Laredo Tan exterior with black racing stripes and Saddle Ventilair interior
Power steering and power brakes
American Motors AMX was much more than a Javelin minus the back seat. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to present this seldomseen 1968 AMC AMX. Thisparticular car was made in AMCs Kenosha, Wisconsin factory and is one of 6,725 AMXs made in 1968, one of 1,317 made with this engine and one of 902 made with this engine and transmission combination.The 343 Typhoon V8 under the hood was one of the most potent (280 HP) powerplants you could get in any AMC, and with a 4barrel carburetor it has a rather impressive torque curve. AMC didnt stamp VINs on their blocks back then, but this original TCode car definitely still houses a proper periodstamped drivetrain, that after inspection, leaves little doubt with us that this is a numbers matching car, even if a 68 AMX can never truly be called as such.
Finished in Laredo Tan with black racing stripes, the cars paint and trim are in great condition overall. The cars windows are clear and intact. Its lights look good and the cars bodywork is straight. The engine bay is extremely tidy, has the original windshield washer bag, the battery appears new and the chrome bumpers look great.
This AMX rolls on Firestone Wide Oval radials, size E7014 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted on a factory Magnum 500 bodycolored steel wheels. The tires are in very good order while the Magnums are in excellent shape.
Under the hood is AMCs 280HP 343 CID Typhoon V8 engine with fourbarrel carburetor (code T) and breathing through standard dual exhausts, mated to AMCs Shift Command threespeed automatic transmission, and in this case, with a floormounted in the center console and backed by a 3.54:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include power steering and power brakes.
Inside, the cars Saddle interior with Ventilair highback front bucket seats are in great shape, as is the brown and black carpet. The tan headliner, brown and black inner door panels are in very good order as is the unique, injectionmolded, onepiece dashboard, an industry first. The interior Apillars also featured an innovative, fiberglass padding, an idea borrowed from the Javelin. A threespoke, aftermarket steering wheel, the center console and shifter all look good. Rounding out the interior is a Kenwood AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
American Motors promoted the midmodel year launch of the AMX to automotive journalists at Daytona to emphasize its sports car performance, as well as with a marketing agreement withPlayboy Enterprises.To introduce the AMX to itsdealers, AMC held meetings at ninePlayboy Clubs.
The AMX was introduced to the public on February 24, 1968, five months after the Javelin and other 1968 AMC cars. It was promoted as the only American sports car that costs less than $3500. American Motors advertisements also showed a helmeted race driver revving up at the starting line in one of AMCs sporty AMX models, which it describes asready to do 125 miles an hour.
The AMX was not only sporty and attractive, but it introduced many industry firsts. The AmericanSociety of Automotive Engineersnamed the AMX as the best engineered car of the year in 1969 and 1970.
For its firstyear recognition, the reasons cited included the cars dashboard, which was injectionmolded in one piece for safety purposes, an industry first. The AMXs new 390CID engine was developed to have a large displacement within its minimal external dimensions and moderate weight, while the use of common components and machining with AMCs 290 and 343 engines assured manufacturing economy. The 1968 models also included an innovative fiberglass safety padding, a plastic on the inside of the windshield posts that was first used on the AMC Javelins.
The twoseat AMX was meant for a small, welldefined market niche, and it pulled in young people into AMC dealer showrooms in never before seen numbers. Numerous road tests described the new AMX as a handsome twoseater with Americanstyle acceleration and Europeanstyle handling. Journalists gave it a real run workout on all kinds of terrain and wrote, that the AMX is one of the bestlooking cars if not the bestlooking car made in the U.S.A.
All AMXs came with fourbarrelcarburetedsmall blockAMC V8 enginesin several versions: 290CID (Ncode), 343CID (Tcode), as well as the 390CID AMX (Xcode). All derived from the same external sized block. However, the three engines differed vastly internally, the 343 used larger valves with a thicker block webbing.
A ShiftCommand threespeedautomatic transmissionwith the capability of manual shifting (BorgWarner model M11B or M12) was optional together with afloor consolemounted shifter.
A popular GoPackage option came with either the fourbarrel 343 or 390 engine, and included power assisted front disc brakes, TwinGripdifferential, E70x14 redstripe performance tires on Magnum 500 styledsteel wheels, heavyduty suspension with thicker swaybars, heavyduty cooling and other performance enhancements. A wide range of specialized performance parts were also available through AMC dealers for installation on customers cars.
Competition to this AMX in 1968 included its Javelin sibling, Chevrolets Camaro and Corvette, Dodges Challenger, Fords Mustang, Mercurys Cougar, Plymouths Barracuda and Pontiacs Firebird.
If youre looking for a classic car with some spunk and sass, it would be a major mistake to ignore this AMX. Take it to a car show or enter it in a cruise night event and you may not see another one. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check this one out before its too late.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 82,421 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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