1968 American Motors Company 'AMC' AMX 390 These cars are Awesome! 2-Seater Sport Coupes with Attitude to Spare. Rare Cars and not many regularly available Out of 6725 AMXs built in 1968 only 2287 were in Automatic with the 390V8 Only 1418 were with the Tan/Saddle Interior and that includes all exterior colors. Not very many In Scarab Gold over Saddle in Automatic with Center Stripes. How many are intact today with original driveline, body panels, and interior,,, don't forget under 100k miles. This one is... A very solid and well kept AMX! True to form and a gentleman's Muscle Car! Back when Pony and T/A Cars were getting all the attention AMC creates an Instant Cult Classic with it's Sport Lines and Street Attitude; The Two Seater AMX is Born! The 'Ol School Hurst Styled Torque Thrust Wheels are Awesome! Adds to the overall appearance of this car and Kudos Everywhere. This has been one of my very favorites all along. We had this car 7 years ago, sold it to a long time friend and customer and now had the privilege of owning again. History of the 1968-1970 American Motors AMX American Motors was in trouble. With the departure of Studebaker to Canada in late 1963, AMC’s Rambler was the only non-Big-Three automobile manufacturer of any consequence left in the United States. The introduction of a Chevrolet intermediate in 1964 only exacerbated the company’s problems, and by 1966, it was on the ropes. As the saying goes, there is nothing like the prospect of being hanged in the morning to focus one’s attention at night, and the small but bright and dedicated team of engineers and designers forged ahead with plans for a car to compete with the Mustang. The Javelin and the shorter wheelbase two-door car based on the Javelin, known as the AMX, were introduced in 1968 to huge acclaim. The Javelin sold 55,124 cars, while the AMX added 6,725 to the AMC sales ledger that year. AMC’s nearly brand new 290 and 343 cubic inch “mid-block” lightweight engines were on deck and could be had with as much as 280 hp, which provided for more than sparkling performance in the lightweight AMX and Javelin lines. If the AMX proved anything, it was that AMC could adapt to the marketplace. It was intended to be a rolling statement saying just that to the motoring public, and in that sense, it succeeded admirably. AMC survived until 1987 before being absorbed into, and many say, saving, Chrysler Corporation to live on to fight another day. Nothing like it had ever come out of Kenosha before, and nothing like it would ever come out of there again. While AMC was no slouch in its ability to offer high-performance V-8-powered cars, most car buyers in the 1960s saw the company as being focused on economy and thriftiness, not on flashy displays of power. But on the heels of the Mustang's stunning success, AMC, like every other American manufacturer at the time, was forced to recognize that small, sporty cars had a place on dealer lots, not just on the showroom turntables. Sure, doctors and lawyers could buy Corvettes and Thunderbirds all day long, but now college students and secretaries could look forward to driving something with a little more guts than the average family sedan. So, for a brief span of about five years, AMC totally devoted itself to capturing the youth market. AMC first responded in September 1967 with the Javelin. Given the pony car-mad public, they knew it would sell, but with Dick Teague's urging, the company decided to go one step further with the AMX in February 1968, the only mass-produced American two-seat sports coupe aside from the Corvette, and at $3,245, more than $1,000 less expensive than its honored competitor. A lot of people saw the AMX as a 12-inch shorter derivative of the Javelin, given the shared body panels and chassis. Yet AMC engineers and stylists designed both the AMX and the Javelin on separate tracks at the same time. By February 1968, with concept versions of both vehicles running the show circu
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