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1969 AMX/3: The Greatest AMC That Never Was

Posted in AMC, Concept Cars, Favorite Cars by Dustin Driver | March 26th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Looks like it wants to slice you open at the shins, doesn’t it? It’s the AMX/3 prototype, a mid-engine super car designed by the legendary Dick Teague in 1969. It was AMC’s answer to the Pantera—a slick, lightweight sports car with wicked good looks and vicious acceleration. There’s a thumping, roaring 390 c.i. V-8 under that sexy bodywork, producing the kind of torque and horsepower that gives tires nightmares. It handles, too. The chassis work was done by Giotto Bizzarrini, the legendary madman known for stuffing 327 c.i. Corvette V-8s into sexy Italian bodies. Unfortunately, the AMX/3 never made it to full-scale production; the Oil Crisis killed any hopes of making the gas-swilling American rocket ship. A total of five running cars were built. Only a few of them survive today.

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  1. Rémi says:

    I prefer the AMX/2, much cleaner lines.


  2. nospaces says:

    I’m looking at the black windows on that amx II and it screams clay model to me.