The AMC AMX or American Motors Experiential as it was officially known made its first public appearance at the dayton international speedway on february 1968 and at the chicago automobile show. On march 1968 this car was avaible at AMC deallerships.
The 1968 AMX was the little brother of the four seat Javelin and due the weight savings of a shorter wheel base the car was a better performer that it’s bigger brother. Generally, the AMX was about a second faster for both 0-60 and quarter mile runs.
The AMX was a bold attempt by AMC to change its image from a manufacturer of plain economy cars to a manufacturer of thoroughly modern and performance orientated automobiles. The AMX was the first new two seater introduced since the Thunderbird went on sale in 1955.
There were two versions offered in 1968 although one, the Craig Breedlove AMX, is very rare. The standard AMX was available with three engine options: a 225 horse power (hp), 290 cubic inch (ci), a 280 hp 343 ci and a 315 hp, 390 ci engines. The buyer got a 4 speed manual transmission standard and a three speed automatic was optional.