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Market Snapshot 

1968-70 AMC  AMX

1969 AMC AMX

American Motors, always at a disadvantage financially compared to the Big 3, arrived late to the pony car party. It wasn’t until 1968 that they fielded a true contender, the Javelin. Shortly after that introduction, they chopped off 12” of wheelbase, took out the back seat, and presto, an AMX is born. A little bit of simplification, but not much.
The AMX sported a standard 290ci 4-barrel V8 with 225hp, but you don’t see too many of those. Up one notch was the 343ci 4V at 280hp and at the top of the option sheet was the 390ci V8 with 310hp.
Standard fare included a 4-speed manual transmission (automatic available), front disc brakes, special suspension, and of course, an appearance package. Look for the “Go Package” (not available with the 290) and it's upgraded suspension, posi rear, heavy duty cooling, tach, 140mph speedo and redline tires. The “Big Bad” color option helps in the muscle image department, though we haven’t seen a measurable effect on values.
A facelift greeted buyers in 1970, along with a revised (and improved, we think) dash. The 290 was dropped, and a 360ci V8 replaced the 343. Values are about the same as the earlier models.
AMC products almost always lag in market value but the AMX and the special Javelin editions have been making a run of late. The time to make easy money is probably past, but they’re a unique and fun ride.  
   (note: this snapshot appeared in the Dec. 2005 issue)

American Parts Depot

AMC Rambler Nash

409 N. Main St.

W. Manchester, OH 45382


Blaser's Auto

Nash • Rambler • AMC

3200 48th Ave.

Moline, IL  61265


Kennedy American AMC
7100 State Rt 142 SE
W. Jefferson, OH 43162

(614) 879-7283

1970 AMX interior




Market Activity

The Int’l American Motors Owners Association

AMC Muscle Cars
by Larry G. Mitchell • ISBN: 076030761X


68 AMX 343/auto             #2   $7,000 s   kra 5/05
68 AMX 390/4spd/go pkg  #2  $48,000 s  mer 5/05
69 AMX 390/4spd             #3    $6,800 s   kra 9/04
69 AMX 390/4spd/go pkg  #2  $18,000 s    lkt 6/04
69 AMX 390/4sp/go pkg    #2  $10,000 s krac 2/04
70 AMX 390/4sp              #3+ $10,750 s bjaz 1/02


1969 AMX orig 390 and at. Original bill of sale with all dlr books. Runs good,.nds resto (floors and trunk). All #s match, $4000 obo MA 9/05

Auction Trends

Data Point Last Yr 2ys ago %change
 Offered  6  8 -25
 Sold  5  6 -17
 High sale  $48,000  $25,500 +88
 Low sale  $7.000  $5,500 +27
 Avg sale  $19,600  $14,000 +40
 Avg cond  2.5  2.4 -4