1968 AMC AMX
This 1968 AMC AMX is a factory 4-speed car equipped with a 390ci V8. The AMX was only produced as a standalone-model from 1968-1970, and just 2,100 of the first year cars featured the V8 and manual combination. This example shows 16k miles and was purchased on Bring a Trailer BaT last year, and is being offered by the same seller on behalf of the current owner. The car’s third owner began this example’s restoration using a lifelong-Oregon car as a basis, and the seller completed the restoration before selling the car last year. This AMX is offered on consignment with a clean Oregon title in the current owner’s name.
The body has been repainted in its original Hialeah Yellow, and wears a dealer-installed Group 19 stainless steel chin spoiler and twin black stripes. New wipers and wiper arms are fitted, and the car wears Magnum 500 wheels. Prior rust repair was limited to the bottom corner behind the passenger side rear wheel. The car is now claimed to be rust-free, and the sills, rockers, door jambs, and trunk floor all appear original according to the seller. The original undercoating is still present on the underside of the car. This AMX is said to feature correct instrumentation, including a working clock, a stock Hurst shifter, and an optional tach. A period-correct aftermarket radio is fitted, though it is missing a speaker. All of the instruments work, including the fuel gauge and temperature following the installation of new senders. The seats are upholstered in tight fitting, correct dot-pattern material, and the black carpets are very clean. Custom AMX-logo floor mats are included with the sale. 16k miles are shown on the odometer.
Per the X and M in the VIN, this is a factory 390ci V8, 4-speed car. The current engine displaces 390ci, but is based around a 343ci block which has been overbored. The intake, carburetor, valve covers, air cleaner, and oil pan on the current motor are correct AMX items. The only noted issues are limited to some very light seepage from the Borg-Warner T-10 4-Speed and from the front pinion seal. The seepage only amounted to a small drop on the floor after the car sat for about a week. The transmission features a recent Centerforce clutch.
If your interested in this car, check it out on Bring a Trailer. The Auction ends May 12th! See link below or check out our Live Auction page to view auction.