1969 AMC AMX

1969 AMC AMX CHANGES
The AMX was in its second year and was largely carried over from the 1968 model year. Small differences in trim and details were made. The 5-spoke Magnum 500-like styled steel wheels were no longer chromed, but now they carried a stainless trim ring. Racing stripes were now available in 5 colors. Inside, there was a new 8000 RPM tachometer and a 140-MHP speedometer, along with revised door panels, new carpet and the option of leather upholstery.
WILD NEW COLORS FOR 1969 AMC AMX
Following the 60s tradition of crazy names for option packages, AMC released its “Big Bad” series of special day glo paint colors, including Neon Brilliant Blue (BBB), Neon Brilliant Orange (BBO) and Neon Brilliant Green (BBG). The option package was only $34, and included color-matched front and back bumpers, special front grille trim and rubber bumperettes for the back. Great idea perhaps, but not many takers. Fewer than 800 were ordered in the wild color schemes combined.
1969 AMC AMX MECHANICALS
Engine choices remained unchanged from the ’68 model year. All AMXs had floor shifters, whether standard or automatic. All 4-speed manual-equipped cars now came with Hurst shifters. Command Shift automatic-equipped cars now had clearly marked shift quadrants that helped capitalize on its manual-shift capability. Marked “1”, “2” and “D”, the first 2 allowed you to hold that gear without fear of an automatic upshift. Once in Drive or 3rd gear, it acted like a conventional auto. Scrappy, under-capitalized AMC pulled off this coup decades before the rest of the industry caught on.

1969 AMC AMX SPECIFICATIONS

Body style

Body style #

Production

Price when new

Shipping Weight

Curb Weight

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Track, front

Track, rear

Tire size

Brakes, front

Brakes, rear

ENGINE OPTIONS       

290ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

343ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

390ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

TRANSMISSIONS         

Manual

Auto

Final drive ratio

Fastback Coupe

6939-7

8,293

$3,297

3,097 lbs / 1,394 kg

3,164 lbs / 1,435 kg

97.0 in / 2,464 mm

177.22 in / 4,501 mm

71.57 in / 1,818 mm

58.36 in / 1,482 mm

57.0 in / 1,447.8 mm

E70 X 14"

 (disk brakes optional) 10" / 254mm drum

10" / 254mm drum


225hp / 300 lb/ft

290hp / 365 lb/ft

315hp / 425 lb/ft


4-speed, floor-shift

"Shift Command" 3-speed auto

3.54:1


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