You Probably Haven’t Even Heard Of These 5 Exceptional Classic Muscle Cars!
Two big independent car companies Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company merged in 1954 and the American Motors Company – AMC was started. The union , fusion of the two companies was due to the threatening of Detroit’s Big Three – Chrysler, GM and Ford, to conquer and undertake the market.
Being an economy car manufacturer from the beginning to the end, just as AMC was meant that this company had to be active in producing new models and searching for new concepts if they wanted to survive in the market. AMC AMX is one of those concepts and is creative and appealing model.
In 1968 AMC AMX was presented to the muscle market as a new performance model. Beside AMX there was the Javelin , other muscle car model by AMC. Despite of the two models were similar.
Together with the Corvette AMC AMX were the only two-seated models on the U.SS. market AMC AMX was attractive, strong, powerful muscle car with a shorter wheelbase, 390 V8 engine with 360 HP, and a lot of go-fast options. It could be bought at an acceptable price.
The Javelin was easier to sell which was not the case with AMC AMX. The two-seater AMX soon became out-of-date because people wanted more space in their muscle cars. It has been on the market only for two years. Today AMX is a forgotten and little-known muscle car despite of its success in drag racing championships.