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Rare Go Pack Option: 1969 AMC AMX

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, car manufacturers were using some interesting marketing campaigns to call attention to the high-performance vehicles in their lineups.  One of the more memorable campaigns was the first generation of the Dodge Scat Pack, which was so successful that Plymouth followed with its Rapid Transit System, the latter of which lasted from 1970-1972.  Ford was also in the game with their Total Performance offerings.  Not to be left out of the mix, American Motors Corporation came up with their Go Package, or Go Pack for short, which was available on the AMX and Javelin.  If you’re an AMC enthusiast and into the Go Package scene, this 1969 AMC AMX Go Pack might be a car worth taking a look at.  Located in Ogilvie, Minnesota, it can be seen here on eBay with bidding having reached $9,000 at the time of this writing.  Reserve has not been met and there are still 5 days left on the auction.

The 390 cubic inch V8 came with a 4-barrel carb, which in 1969 produced 315 horsepower.  The automatic transmission in the AMX being offered here is controlled by a console-operated Shift Command shifter.  The website Planet Houston AMX gives a lot of information about the AMC Go Pack vehicles, which can be seen here.  Two interesting things that can be learned from this site are that the AMC Go Pack is different from the Rally Pack option and that Go Pack vehicles have nothing in the VIN or door tag that identifies them as originally coming from the factory with this package.  Only an original window sticker, dealer order form, or build sheet can authenticate this.

The AMX being offered here is said to have had the same owner for the past 29 years and stored inside a heated building for the entire duration.  It was driven to that location when it was acquired but has not been on the road since, although the seller says that the engine does turn over freely.  The car is mostly complete with a relatively straight and solid body, although there has been some rust repaired around the quarter panels and there was a repaint at some point.  The AMX wears Cragar S/S style wheels on the rear and some kind of factory wheels in front.

Inside, we find a mostly complete interior, although it is in need of refreshment.  Glass all around is said to be in great shape.  The AMC AM radio is still in the dash, which is a good indicator that the car may not have had much tampering with, as the factory radio was often one of the first things to go on cars of this vintage.  Mileage is listed as 69,000 and the car is said to have a clean title.

The seller provides several photos from underneath and indicates that only surface-scale type rust is present, and judging from the pictures things don’t look too bad from the bottom.  What are your thoughts on this 1969 AMC AMX Go Pack?  Any ballpark ideas on where you think bidding will eventually reach?

Comments

  1. Steve Clinton

    “Owls can be seen by the photos above” (Say WHAT?) From the eBay ad.

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    • Doyler

      The owls are not what they seem.

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    • Rick

      Cannot see the Owls🙀

      Like 1
  2. Steve Clinton

    A five-figure amount is asked for the dirt and grime…the car is included.

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  3. AMCSTEVE

    To bad it’s an automatic

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  4. HadTwo

    The heated garage has been kind to that car’s interior.

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  5. Arden

    None refundable deposit? Ebay/PayPal will just snatch it out of your account. Sold a Nash to a California flake, even though I mentioned 3 times in the ad that all payments must clear before car or title leaves my possession. After waiting a couple weeks for the total amount to be paid, the weasel wanted to send a cashier’s check with the car hauler to pick up the car. I explained numerous times that there has to be a certain amount of trust and check my feedback to confirm I’m a straight shooter. You don’t trust me with hundreds of transactions and 100% positive feedback yet I’m supposed to give up my car and title with a cashier’s check! He whined to Ebay and they took the money out of my account without any discussion with me. After relisting the car, I found no one would bid because they thought something was wrong with the car.

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    • chrlsful

      the trust must go both ways. “Weasel” could not loose money AND car + pay the tower for no vehicle. Don’t B a block head, think BOTH ways. A deal is one BOTH can accept, not one or it’s nota deal. Go the distance w/the nxt owner to give-a-lill, get-a-lill. Many extra expenses besides purchase price due for buyer.

      I don’t use auctions, but do the net. Fly in, negotiate sale, rent vehicle, get trailer elsewhere, drive home (thousands of miles). To get back to shop, not loose income means 2 drivers (sleep then drive in shifts, sleep again, repeat). “Here’s the car, site unseen, gimme da money, go away” does not all ways wrk~

  6. Joe Samascott

    Rare? I think it is harder to find a base model , non-go-pak AMX than a 343 or 390 go pack car.

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  7. Howie Mueler

    Talk about poor photos (again) Just over $10k now.

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  8. Mike

    Back in the early 80’s, when this car might go for $400, these high bidders would not have even given $50 for it. Smh

  9. HRJzR

    Why does the car have an inch of dust on it, but the engine is clean but doesn’t run ?

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  10. Gary

    Back in the day I bought a used turquoise Javelin with black interior. The neighbors three doors down had two dark green AMX’s with white stripes, his and hers. A veterinarian a mile away had a dark green AMX with white stripes, exactly like my neighbors cars. AMX’s seemed to grow out of the woodwork around here back then.

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  11. BigAl

    I thought item description was for just that….not” how u must pay me” description. at least u get 3 sentences at the bottom…that helps…………

  12. chrlsful

    nother one !
    bring em on, bring em on!
    (froget the javilin)
    mismatched wheels and rust, no matter.
    One commentor was lucky, we never saw them around. Only
    one I knew – my girl’s ‘ex’ 2, 3 hrs away (1970?) I really like them now.
    He might have had the model B4 the rear seat was standard? (51 yrs ago + 70 y/o’s memory…poor combo!) Lub ta C 1 now~

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