Image credits: © AMC.

1970 AMC AMX III

Why did AMC, long producer of solid, dependable, family cars being producing fast-moving, expensive sporty cars? Image. In the late 1960's, Richard Teague, AMC's vice president in charge of styling, decided to aggressively court the youth market. Various automobiles came out of their push including the Mustang-inspired Javelin, and two-seat AMX and the SC/Rambler, the most unusual car produced during this time was the AMX/3.

Based on the Javelin, but patterned after European exotic cars like the Lamborghini Miura and the Lotus Europa, the AMX/3 was one of the most unusual cars to come out of Detroit in the late 1960's. The Italian firm of Giotto Bizzarrini handled the chassis development, and BMW assisted with testing. With styling by Richard Teague, the mid-engined car's equipment included an Italian transaxle, cast magnesium wheels by Campagnolo and four-wheel disc vented brakes by the German company Ate. With a 390 cubic inch engine, the AMX/3 could glide along at a whopping 160 miles per hour. The AMX/3's major competition would have been the Ford Pantera, a similar vehicle also targeted at the your market. But this was never to be.

AMC's continuing sales problems, projected engineering costs for meeting new federal safety standards, and concern that the selling price might double the original projections of $10,000, conspired to put the AMX/3 on the shelf after just six examples were built. All six of the prototype cars still exists, and this AMX/3 was one of Richard Teague's personal cars. Teague, a long time Museum supporter and contributor, lived north of San Diego. After his death, Mrs. Teague kindly loaned the car to the San Diego Museum for display.

Collection of Mrs. Richard A. Teague

Source - SDAM

Related Reading : AMC AMX History

The AMC AMX, representing American Motors Experimental, was produced in low production numbers produced during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It had similarities to AMCs pony car, the Javelin, but was smaller and had seating for two. The AMX was not only sporty and attractive, but it introduced many industry firsts, including being the first production vehicle to use a one-piece injection molded....
Continue Reading >>

1970 Vehicle Profiles

1970 AMC AMX III vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 4

In mid-1968, soon after American Motors had decided to drop its Javelin-based two-seat AMX, then-Chairman Gerry Meyers commissioned Italian design house Giugiaro to prepare a mid-engine sports car styling prototype and told AMC styling chief Dick Tea....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 4 


Concepts by AMC



Recent Vehicle Additions

Related Automotive News

Record-Breaker: Volkswagen To Present Legendary Automobiles During The 2019 Classic Days At Schloss Dyck

Record-Breaker: Volkswagen To Present Legendary Automobiles During The 2019 Classic Days At Schloss Dyck

Volkswagen Classic presenting five famous vehicles at Schloss Dyck from 2nd to 4th August Six decades of Volkswagen history with the Mille Miglia Beetle, the VW-Porsche 9144 and the Volkswagen W1...
THE McLAREN F1

THE McLAREN F1

FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLARENS WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without...
ACURA SPEEDING TOWARD THE BIG APPLE WITH NSX SUPERCAR AND ILX ENDURANCE RACER

ACURA SPEEDING TOWARD THE BIG APPLE WITH NSX SUPERCAR AND ILX ENDURANCE RACER

Mar 30, 2015 - NEW YORK Fresh from its first victory with the Acura TLX GT in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge racing series, Acura will showcase an audacious new ILX endurance race car alongside...
All-new Alfa Romeo 4C and New Dodge Charger Win ‘2015 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards'

All-new Alfa Romeo 4C and New Dodge Charger Win ‘2015 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards'

February 12, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - MotorWeek, televisions original automotive magazine, today announced that the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is the winner of the publications Drivers...
1958 Monaco Grand Prix: An Unlikely Frenchman Steals the Show…Again

1958 Monaco Grand Prix: An Unlikely Frenchman Steals the Show…Again

In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever...

© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.