The American Motors eXpersmental car or the AMX is a GT type sports car, with room for two and on a short wheel base, one inch shorter than the Corvette. The car is a revolutionary twist for the conservative manufacturer built to get young automobile buyers into American Motors show rooms and to help shed its image as an economy car company. The AMX is the first steel bodied car made in the USA since the ’56 T bird and the media and buying public of the time compare it to the fiberglass bodied Corvette. The entry level power for the AMX is a 290 cu in ( 4.75 L) with a four barrel, with five larger V8 engines also on the table, but the ultimate power choice is the high compression 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine with your choice of a four speed standard or a three speed automatic transmission.
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