AMC’s 1969 AMX California 500

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AMC’s 1969 AMX California 500

Post by koimaster » April 12th 2021, 11:20am

When it comes to automotive marques, AMC is not exactly a household name, and likely unknown to anyone born after the demise of the company. American Motors Corporation was wheezing along on financial fumes when Renault acquired a major interest in 1979. By the time AMC was renamed Jeep Eagle in 1988 and finally absorbed by Chrysler in 1990, its best years were long since behind the brand.

What used to be America’s number-four carmaker began in 1954 as the coming together of Nash and Hudson to represent the largest corporate merger in American history. Of course, AMC was still quite a distance behind the Big Three—GM, Ford and Chrysler—in terms of volume and revenue, but found a niche with a lineup of smaller cars like the Nash Metropolitan and Rambler American. The company was not without its memorable models. Some, like the AMC Pacer, remain the archetypal expression of aesthetic oblivion, but such is that car’s charm. (Squint your eyes and it’s a Porsche 928!) And for a few brief years, AMC made some truly exciting performance cars.

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Re: AMC’s 1969 AMX California 500

Post by koimaster » April 12th 2021, 11:39am

labman wrote:
April 12th 2021, 11:30am
I always liked the Javelin(similar in looks IMO to the AMX).

Never saw/see very many AMC cars around.
a 90+ year old neighbor has one in his garage. Has not been started in 20 years or so. Funny looking little cars.
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Re: AMC’s 1969 AMX California 500

Post by MAX » April 12th 2021, 11:54am

Owned a big engine 68 Javelin SST for 7 years and would have had it longer if I hadnt given it up in my divorce.

Fun car, pretty quick and bulletproof. Besides normal tuneups 1 waterpump but needed new mufflers every 10, 000 miles.

Love to have it back today.

Always thought the AMX was funny looking.
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