1969 AMC AMX

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Overview


The AMX's full second model year saw only slight changes. The five-spoke Magnum 500 steel road wheels were no longer chrome plated, but now came with a stainless steel trim ring.


The AMX's full second model year saw only slight changes. The five-spoke Magnum 500 steel road wheels were no longer chrome plated, but now came with a stainless steel trim ring. The racing stripes were now available in five colors. The interior featured a revised instrumentation with the 0–8000 rpm tachometer moved to match the speedometer that was now calibrated to 140 mph. Interior door panels were revised, carpeting was upgraded, new leather upholstery was optional, and the gas pedal became suspended. Later production cars received a hood over the instruments in front of the driver.

Starting January 1969, all manual transmission AMXs came with a Hurst floor shifter. The center console-mounted three-speed "Shift-Command" automatic remained optional with "1", "2", and "D" forward settings. The "D" mode was fully automatic, but the driver could shift manually through all three gears by starting out in the "1" setting for first-gear with no up-shift, and the "2" setting for second-gear with no up-shift.

A “Big Bad” paint option for $34 became available starting in mid-1969. The neon brilliant blue (BBB), orange (BBO), and green (BBG) exteriors included color-matched front and rear bumpers, as well as a special slim bright lower grille molding for the front bumper and two vertical rubber-faced painted bumper guards for the rear.

Also available was the limited (only 52-53 built) AMX SS examples sent to Hurst for legalization as drag racing cars. The 390 engine was topped by a pair of 650 cfm Holley four-barrels on an Edelbrock aluminum cross-ram intake. Doug's headers and other modifications resulted in a conservative advertised output of 340 bhp. The suggested retail price of $5,994 was nearly twice the regular sticker price of the base AMX.

Production Numbers


AMX 8,293
Total Production 8,293

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
V8 290ci 1x4bbl 225 300 lb-ft - -
V8 343ci 1x4bbl 290 365 lb-ft - -
V8 390ci 1x4bbl 315 425 lb-ft 6.6 sec 14.8 sec at 95mph

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manual Borg Warner
  • "Shift-Command" 3-Speed Automatic Transmission

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Matador Red
Ascot Gray
Castillian Gray
Beal St. Blue
Regatta Blue
Alamosa Aqua
Surf Green
Hunter Green
Frost White
Willow Green
Pompeii Yellow
Butternut Beige
Cordoba Brown
Bittersweet Orange
Black Mink

Interior

Charcoal
Medium Blue
Medium Green
Red
Brown
Medium Avocado

OEM Brochures


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