This AMX was built in October 1969. The original 360 C.I. engine which is still in the car was built on October 8, 1969. Since the restoration began in December 2007 it has only be driven on sunny days and remains in show condition. The engine runs well and strong. The transmission shifts smooth and all mechanical components are in perfect working order including the clock, gauges and radio. The following is list of items which were replaced or rebuilt during the restoration. All items were NOS or the correct reproduction. Car has had ground up restoration using over $30,000 worth of NOS, new and reconditioned parts. All original identification tags with correct date codes are present. The restoration was started in 2008 and the car has been kept in climate controlled garage ever since. The result is unmolested original car that looks as good as it did the day it rolled off the Kenosha assembly line in October 1969. The also car comes with custom car cover cut to fit as shown in the photos.
Interior: New headliner, new carpet and floor mats, new glovebox, all gauges refaced and restored by the Tach Shack, woodgrain console and dash panel refinished by Amark, steering wheel restored by Rim Blow Buddy, new horns, New leather seat covers including springs and foam by Alpha Auto Trim, new seat backs, new arm rests, new door panels, new weather strips, new scuff plates, new trunk mat, AM radio rebuilt, original seat belts were restored by Snake-Oyl, heater control switches were rebuilt, and the clock was rebuilt.
Drive Train: The correct carburetor was rebuilt, the engine was completely rebuilt by Active Engines one of the most respected engine builders in Canada. This included new timing gears and chain, cam and lifters, new bearings, new pistons and rings, new gaskets, new water pump, oil pump was rebuilt. An electronic ignition kit was installed under the existing distributor cap to maintain stock appearance. Other new components included new ram air actuator, all new ram air ductwork, new date coded correct spark plug wires, correct AM belts and radiator hoses and clamps, new washer bag and pump, correct reproduction fuel tank and bolts, new fuel sending unit and fuel lines were replaced, fan shroud was replaced, transmission pan gasket was replaced.
Exterior: Front windshield was replaced, the chassis was completely stripped sanded and repainted and new floor plugs installed, the front passenger floor pan was replaced due to rust, the car had some existing surface rust on the rear quarter panels which were repaired, bumpers, tail light lenses, and all chrome trim was re-plated and all stainless moldings were polished, aluminum rocker panels were re anodized, new door handles were installed, all panels were realigned then the car was block sanded and primed in epoxy primer, followed by the original Bitter Sweet Orange color followed by five coats of clear coat. wet sanding and high speed polishing. The paint is still perfect with no scratches chips or dents. The Magnum 500 wheels were sanded repainted and NOS center caps installed. All emblems and decals have been replaced with reproduction or NOS. All plastic light lenses have been replaced or restored. New stripe was then installed. The grill on the car is original and in excellent condition. The tires are not original to the car but for handling purposes it currently has BFG radials installed. When sold the car will come with an extra NOS oil filter.
Steering, Suspension Brakes and exhaust: The suspension was completely rebuilt including new coil spring seats, urethane bushings, new shocks, new ball joints, all new upper and lower control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, new bolts on the rear springs, all existing suspension components were sand blasted primed and repainted, steering box was rebuilt, power steering pump was rebuilt, new rear brake drums and shoes were installed, front calipers were and pads were replaced, new emergency brake cables were replaced along with all new brake lines flex lines and power brake booster. The existing exhaust system was removed and replaced with stainless steel one in 2015.
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