Various AMX Information
Specifications: 1968-1/2 AMX 2-Door

List Price -- $3,245

Unit body/frame construction

2-passenger Coupe

Wheelbase -- 97.0 inches

Width -- 71.6 inches

Length -- 177.2 inches

Height -- 51.7 inches

Curb Weight -- 3097 lbs.

Turning diameter -- 33.5 ft. curb-to-curb

quick ratio manual (opt.), power steering (opt.)

Engines -- 290 V-8 (std.) -- 225 hp

343 V-8 (opt.) -- 280 hp

390 V-8 (opt.) -- 315 hp, 425 lb-ft torque

Carburetion 4 bbl (Carter AFB)

Compression 10.2:1 (390)

premium fuel

Transmission 4-speed manual (std.)

3-speed automatic (opt.)

all floor shift

Brakes drum/drum (std.)

power disc/drum (inc.w/Go pack)

Wide Oval tires (std.), Red Line (inc.w/Go pack)

Front Suspension

independent coil spring (trunion type)

Heavy duty springs

Rear Suspension

4 1/2 leaf semi-elliptic springs, traction bars (std.)

Hypoid rear axle, Twin Grip (inc.w/Go pack)

As tested performance by:

Motor Trend, March 1968

Mechanics Illustrated, March 1968

Car Life, April 1968

Engine & transmission:

390 V-8 4-speed manual

390 V-8 4-speed manual

390 V-8 automatic

0-30 mph

2.9 seconds

2.8 seconds

not tested

0-45 mph

4.5 seconds

not tested

not tested

0-50 mph

not tested

5.3 seconds

not tested

0-60 mph

6.9 seconds

7.1 seconds

7.2 seconds

0-75 mph

9.9 seconds

not tested

not tested

0-100 mph

not tested

18.1 seconds

not tested

1/4 Mile

15.4 sec's @ 92 mph

15.4 seconds

14.59 sec's @ 96 mph

Top speed

not tested


not tested

Stopping Distance from 60 mph

119 feet

not tested

not tested

Curb Weight (as tested)

3035 lbs.

3035 lbs.

3350 lbs.

Fuel Economy

not tested

not tested

12.5 mpg

Among many features of the AMX praised by the automotive press was the car's handling characteristics. AMC included a long list of performance enhancing equipment as standard. For more performance, an optional "GO" package was offered with either the 343 or 390 engine. This included even more desirable mechanical features and the over-the-top racing stripes. The AMX also had great results on race tracks including 5 wins in SCCA to take a division championship.

X-Ray of the 1968 AMX

No "X-Rated" views from Playboy magazine here, but the 1968 AMX was the "Official Car" for the Playmate-of-the-Year!

The AMX was also subject on Saint Lucia postage stamps -- Note that the 1969 model illustrated on the stamp was almost identical to the 1968.

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