Tuesday, April 03, 2018

AMC AMX trivia

AMC affixed a small plate with a serial number to the glovebox door or to the center of the dash.

Research has shown that the serial numbers did not coincide with the car's serial number, with actual production order or with any other identifying number on the car.

In fact, the first 550 AMXs didn't come with a serial number.

AMC reserved the first 50 serial numbers for special customers: athletes, politicians and other celebrities. Nobody took AMC up on that offer.


The American Society of Automotive Engineers named the AMX as the "best engineered car of the year" in 1969 and 1970.

the 1970 AMXs (and Javelins) were the first production cars to use safety glass windshields. They were safer, thinner, and lighter than ordinary laminated glass. and developed by Corning

There were 10 or 12 pace/courtesy AMX Pikes Peak Pace Cars


As their name suggests, between 10 and 12 Pikes Peak AMX’s were commissioned in ’69 with the sole purpose of hitting the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. They were actually used for practicing purposes prior to the event and didn’t compete. All AMX Pikes Peak Hill Climb Pace Cars had the 390 Go-Pak option, and were painted Frost White and finished with red stripes, decals and interiors. Only one of them has survived to date.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think there are a ton of AMC (Rambler) fans but I've always loved the older AMX', Javelins and the red, white and blue Rebel with the 390 CI, 340 HP power plant.