12th Nov 2017, 16:49
I remember rows of AMX in my college with 343 or 390s. Gremlin X were also plentiful. The Levi’s package was popular with many us early 70s students wearing them. There was a 71 Hornet SC360 4 speed pretty cool. I went over to some hot Chevrolets, but my Gremlin X with the 304 V8 was a very good car. Started everyday, getting me to school and after school jobs.
13th Nov 2017, 12:45
Read again. It was before the pre 1974 oil embargo in college. Maybe you were not driving then. These were not show cars. We even had a Pantera, no doubt bought by mom and dad. Moving to an apartment complex shortly after college then, it was loaded with all types of muscle cars as well; it was that period of time. That era was a great period of time. Long after the collector car auctions and baby boomers with higher disposable incomes shot values up. As a guess you could have picked up a used 69 AMX for 1500-2000.
14th Nov 2017, 00:18
Sorry, but I would strongly agree with comment 21:16.
The total production numbers of the AMX in its 3 year span was 19,134 units. Highly unlikely that there were rows of them in school or apartment parking lots.
Here's another example for you; remember the Chevy SSR (also a 2 seater)? In 4 years production numbers were a little over 24,000. Never really saw rows of those in any parking lot, did you?
14th Nov 2017, 12:11
I was there my friend. There’s no prize for disinformation. There were also 2 body styles of the AMX at that time on our large campus. But I liked the first gen. There was only one Mark Donahue Javelin; a different model which has always been my favorite. Even over the AMX. I bought my AMC at a combination AMC/Olds new car dealer. There were 232, 258 and 304 engine options in the Gremlin. I special ordered the Gremlin X, which took over a month to arrive.
14th Nov 2017, 18:23
OK, I guess because you were there all 19,134 AMXs across the US were on your large college campus. Whatever you say my friend. Instead of admitting that your comment of seeing rows of them was a little far fetched. Then changing the subject mentioning engine sizes in the Gremlin. My point has been made. Done here.
14th Nov 2017, 22:43
You were where? The "University of Kenosha"? (never existed either).
00:18 was right on the money. There never were "rows of AMX" anywhere, not even the "glorified Javelin" second generation, no matter what you may think you remember.
15th Nov 2017, 01:31
That statistic comment means absolutely zero. Just because you have statistics does not mean it didn’t occur. We had a very large successful AMC dealership. Sold a lot of AMC in our part of the state. In addition I would suspect there are higher concentrations of AMC in Wisconsin than in Maine as an example. All 50 states are no doubt not equally distributed. I owned 3 AMC, one an earlier Rambler myself so I had an affinity. I don’t know what your point is or if you even had one. That’s entirely up to you to share any experience. Or remain anonymous. But my comment was factual. If you don’t like it, get over it. It is a free exchange of ideas on here. There are always hundreds other car make and year reviews to move over to. Or stay in the conversation and relive a piece of automotive history. Or learn if you were not born or a part of it yet.
15th Nov 2017, 11:55
22:43 has a crystal ball and speaks for all others. You should have a coveted seat on the stock exchange.
15th Nov 2017, 14:59
So, how many actual "rows of AMX" were on your campus 3, 4, maybe even 5? All you need now is a few rows of other AMC models and your college could have been mistaken for an AMC dealership.
15th Nov 2017, 23:23
"crystal ball"? Predicting the future?
OK, I predict that you will continue to insist that there were "rows of AMX" at your school (wherever that was) in the far distant (and, in your case, fuzzy) past. And, that you will not be dissuaded from this assertion by the fact that this model never was built in enough quantity to be found in "rows" anywhere, even a dealer!
16th Nov 2017, 08:07
OK, I'm locking this thread as it's run its course.
Someone has stated something that seems very unlikely, but not actually impossible. It's fine to point that out, but leave it at that. There's no need to post comments that attempt to ridicule the views of others.
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