1978 AMC AMX

These late model AMCs are very well styled. Advertised on ebay USA in August 2022, this one was asking $23,000 USD. Love the turbo style wheels which I understand are factoru fitted. At the time this one was offered, the seller made the following comments:

AMC has always offered distinctive cars with lower production figures than The Big Three. That's what makes this 1978 AMC Concord AMX so intriguing. It's a complete and distinct example of a bold and rare coupe.

This is a great year for fans of unique American classics. 1978 was the first year for the Concord name, and the AMX package moved to the small Sprint for 1979. So this was a single-year car, and there are believed to be only about 2,500 examples. So over 40 years later, you can imagine how many fewer have survived to be this complete. And the details are what make this generation AMX so special. The color-matched bumpers, rear window slats, and vector-style wheels give this a sporty style. And the targa-like bar around the b-pillar is a very cool touch. The color theme is nice with the factory-correct Quicksilver Metallic providing a base to showcase the full graphics package that could make the Trans Am's hood bird jealous. And the full-length pinstripe highlights all the lines of this curvy hatchback. It makes for a good driver-quality presentation, which is often ideal for a driver-ready classic like this.

The blue interior looks good against the silver exterior, and it has all the right elements you'd expect from a classic performance machine. Bucket seats and a center console make it instantly inviting. You love the grip of the correct AMC three-spoke sports steering wheel, and you get a commanding view of the full gauge package with large speedo and tach. There are even auxiliary readouts on the floor next to the shifter. This is attractive for its originality, right down to the working dome light. But you'll also appreciate the right comfortable touches. There's an upgraded AM/FM digital tuner with cassette and the factory air condition just needs servicing to blow cold again.

Under the hood is a very correct-looking 258 cubic-inch inline-six. There are plenty of people who already know some hardy V8s fit in here to create a very cool lightweight muscle car. But before making new plans, you may want to appreciate what's right here. The bold blue on the motor should remind you that this is a similar torque-filled powerhouse to what Jeeps relied on for go-anywhere ability. So you can get up from the stoplights with pep, and this has an overall responsive feeling that comes from the light and compact package. Add in the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes, and you'll love cruising this AMC everywhere.

See the original listing for this 1978 AMC AMX here.

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Added on 18 Aug 2022

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
United States
Build date: 
built in 1978
Automatic (floor shift / T bar)
65,761 km
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Interior Colour/Code: 
Blue vinyl
Engine Type: 
6 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
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