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Rare Muscle Car!
Powerful 390 V8 Engine
Tight Shifting Automatic Transmission
Brand New American Racing Torque Thrusts
Brand New Cooper Cobra Tires
AMX's are a unique part of the Muscle Car Era. The lone true 2-seater of the era. They packed 390 Cubic inches into a small package and had good success on the streets & tracks especially at the Trans Am series. Due to their limited production in the shadows of the Mustang & Camaro they were rare when new and enjoy almost a unicorn status now.
This is a good looking car. Great lines unique to AMC give you a bit of a parallel universe feel, similar but not quite Ford...not quite Chevy...not quite Mopar. It is a fun car to look at just enjoy. This is an older paint job with plenty of Patina. Overall the car is solid though there is bubbling on the quarter panels behind the wheels and a very small bit on the floors under the seat riser junction. Otherwise, a very solid car. Trim is in decent shape too. There is some body damage on the rear of the car (that was recent and the reason the car came available). The pics do show the aqua paint a bit more blue than it is in person.
Inside the interior is obviously older with wear and a couple small missing trim pieces. Easily useable as is as a 'no guilt driver' or just refinish as you go. The seats are quite comfortable and offer a useable reclining function which is super cool. The dash features a factory tachometer that works! During the cars time terrorizing the streets of Eastern Washington a roll bar was added and doesn't affect the use of seating because there is no back seat ;).
Under the hood the 390 runs great. There is an obvious cam upgrade because it sounds very healthy. Big aluminum intake manifold and large tube headers let this 390 breath freely. The automatic transmission goes into gear nicely and shifts firmly through the aftermarket shifter. The converter has a mild stall (2500 rpm?). Gearing feels like 4.11's but isn't too bad with the large roll out of the tall 275 60 tires.
The battery was relocated to the trunk. For some reason the system uses 2 batteries that work to start the car nicely. If desired one batter could be removed and the remaining one mounted back in the front as factory.
Depending on how you plan on enjoying this one, you will need to do some tinkering. Currently it fires up easily and sounds great. It stops, turns & drives. Aftermarket guages were added in the dash and the factory ones are not in use. The heater box was removed and is not with the car. All of the factory wiring appears to be in place for the systems.
The tires & wheels are brand new 15" American Racing Torque Thrusts with Cooper Cobra tires. Fronts are 245 60's and the rears are 275 60's. They really fit the looks of the car and overall fit well. The right front will just rub at a specific tight left wheel position.
For Washington State residents only, A documentary service fee in an amount up to $150 may be added to the purchase price or capitalized cost.
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