A mid-engine two-seater, the AMX/3 was the crowning commodity of the move to reverse AMC’s decorous graphic, an effort that also saw the beginning of the Javelin and the AMX. Interestingly, it transported together several boxers of late-1960s sports-car building, BMW did designing, engineering and try-out. Italy’s Giotto Bizzarrini (who also did work for Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Iso) created the bodies and mixture and Italdesign engineered the body, from a design by AMC’s Dick Teague.
Joining the evaluated intellectual actions at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January 2017, vintage gifts by Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Packard, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz, is one from an American manufacturer whose wares aren’t usually found in such rarefied environs, American Motors. Although it reached from the groups who transported you the Gremlin and the racehorse, the AMX/3 was a bona fide foreign, one that has every right to asset the platform with the good known vintage-car premium payment at the Gooding sale.
Energy reached from an amc 390-cubic-inch V-8 joined to a four-speed transaxle. Assembly was to take place in Italy, we say was to because, although first ideas labelled for an act run of 1000 automobiles, only five were made before the work was stopped.
This instance, a model that experimented at Monza (where it surpassed its top-speed target of 160 mph), is fresh from its second impression at the Pebble Beach show tract, where it hold first position in the Bizzarrini collection. That turn of events may increase a few thousand dollars to the closing striker value, but with their heavy pouches, those AMC people no doubt will be resolute.
This example, a prototype that tested at Monza (where it surpassed its top-speed target of 160 mph), is fresh from its second appearance at the Pebble Beach show field, where it took first place in the Bizzarrini class. That turn of events may add a few thousand dollars to the final hammer price, but with their deep pockets, those AMC collectors no doubt will be undeterred.