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Shortened: ’69 AMC AMX 390


We sort of didn’t have much respect for the AMX back in the day. Yes, it had a capable 390ci engine and could be had with a proper 4-speed but it kind of looked like they tried to make something out of nothing. We think differently now. Absence makes the heart grow fonder works here. AMX 390The Javeline and AMX were created to compete with the Mustang and help American Motors survive to fight another day. It worked. The Javelin sold well in its 1st year and the shortened AMX did pretty well too. We were drawn to an AMX when a reader, thanks Arthur B., sent us an old road test video he found on YouTube. We have included it here if you have time to look. Old road tests of any car are fun and an interesting way to see how far technology has come. The Matador Red AMX is a 390, 3-speed automatic and one of the more popular drivetrain combos of the day. It is fully restored to a high standard with the only non’original part being an Edlebrock Carb. The list of features and repairs done to the car is impressive. If you want to know more after you see the video, click here!

AMX Road Test


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