Go Pack Equipped Project: 1969 AMC AMX

The AMX may be the holy grail of all AMC performance cars – unless you overlook the one-year wonders, The Rebel Machine or the S/C Rambler. It was the only GT-style, 2-passenger car to come out of the AMC staple. This edition from 1969 is a project that started but stalled. Some bodywork has been done, but the engine and transmission have flown the coop. Located in a barn in Lawton, Oklahoma, the once-mighty little AMC is available here on eBay for the Buy It Now price of $13,500.  Or you can do the Make Offer thing.

When AMC joined the “pony car” wars in 1968 with the Javelin, they also introduced a companion piece, the AMX. It would be easy to think of the AMX as a Javelin with 12 inches taken out of the wheelbase and the back seat removed, but that wouldn’t be doing the car justice. The AMX handled differently because of its shorter mid-section and weighed a little less than the Javelin, so it was quite fast with the right hardware. 19,134 of them were built over three years before AMX pulled the plug on a separate body style and the car became a performance option on the Javelin for four more years.

During the car’s middle year (1969), 8,293 examples were built. 3,620 had the 390 cubic inch V8 with an automatic transmission, of which the seller’s car was one. It also had the Go Pack (or Go Package) option for which no production numbers are known. The Go Pack would add things like the bigger engine with dual exhaust, a heavy-duty cooling system, power front disc brakes, uprated suspension for improved handling, “Twin-Grip” limited-slip differential, wide-tread red striped tires mounted on five-spoke “Magnum 500” wheels, and over-the-top racing stripes.

The seller describes this ’69 AMX as a “big money project that he’s lost interest in.” We don’t know what kind of shape it was in when he got it at least a year ago, we’re told most of the bodywork has been done but it still needs blocking. A lot of parts and components have been removed and are bagged/boxed and labeled for shipping. Some substitutes have been made with parts off a Ford Explorer (?). Since the 390 V8 and transmission that the AMX left the factory with are no longer around, no drivetrain will come with the sale. The seller will have to source these separately.

A ’69 AMX with the Go Pack in Concours condition may fetch north of $40,000, according to Hagerty. Finding a new motor/tranny plus the cost of the initial acquisition of the car will easily be half that amount if the seller gets his asking price. Is this a project you would takeover at this price point?

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Comments

  1. alphasud Member

    Based on the number of AMX cars we see on BarnFinds it seems as if the survival rate is pretty high considering the low production numbers. Looks like the owner was performing a color change to metallic orange like my friends 68 AMX. Hopefully the 390 will fit with the steering rack install. I think I need to adjust my scales since used cars/ classic cars have jumped post COVID. Seems like the asking price is double what it would have been 2 years ago.

  2. Howie Mueler

    $13,500 with no engine or trans in this condition? Good One!!

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  3. Cameron Field

    Yeah way overpriced 7,000. for a running one needing restoration. This one doesn’t even have the drive train. Not seeing it sell at that price on it.

  4. Kman

    I’d buy it. We have a spare LS sitting around.

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  5. Retiredstig Member

    Parts from a Ford Explorer were “substituted”? Run away, run away!

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