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The 1968 AMX was basically a shortened Javelin, and was the first American two-passenger steel-bodied production sportscar since the 1957 Ford T-bird. AMX stood for 'American Motors Experimental' and it came in base-model form with a 20Ocl (4.8-liter) V8, though did have a 343ci (5.6-liter) option and monster 390ci (6.6-lire) V8 which turned it into a screamer. When Craig Breedlove took a 390ci AMX to Goodyear's Texas test track in February 1968, he established 106 World Speed Records. AMC even made 50 Breedlove specials with red, white and blue paint jobs to celebrate, but they only came with the 290ci (4.75-liter) engine. Independent front suspension with an anti-roll bar were part of the good handling set-up, along with quick-rack power steering, front disc brakes and a limited-slip differential, so the AMX was as capable through the twists as pounding down the drag strip.

AMC AMX Specifications

Top speed:125 mph (200 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.6 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:390 ci (6,390 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:315 bhp (235 kW) @ 4,600 rpm
Max torque:425 lb ft (575 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:3,400 lb (1,545 kg)
Economy:13 mpg (4 km/I)

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