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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Let's see the AMC's AMX-GT concept

American Motors Company (AMC) is one of the most famous automotive companies from America since it first appeared in the 1950s until the end of its life in 1988. The American automotive manufacturer formed from the merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Car Company. As quoted from Wikipedia, the merger was intended as the first step to merging the car's marques Nash, Hudson, Studebaker, and Packard into one company.
The first appearence of 1968 AMX AMC-GT concept when sat on display at the 1968 New York International Auto Show. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Furthermore, the manufacturer produced a lot of automotive products ranging from small cars such as the American Rambler, Hornet, Gremlin, Pacer, and others. Then the midsize and full-size cars, including the Ambassador, Rebel and Matador. Besides there are muscle car models including the Marlin, AMX and Javelin; as well as the early four-wheel drive variant of the Eagle, the first true crossover on the US market. Especially, the AMX models that we've thought to be one of the best American-designed supercars ever made ranging from 1968 to 1974, and here's the first car models;
This was the AMX-GT shown at the New York International Auto Show. The front was basically an AMX and the rear became the basis for the Gremlin. (Picture from: n0kfb.org)
The first concept car model dubbed as the AMC AMX-GT been launched by the auto manufacturer in 1968 and said to be the first prototype to use plastic materials. The unique rear-wheel drive grand touring-type car features the design of  pillarless coupe of monocoque construction with two doors and a truncated rear end treatment was influenced by AMC stylist Dick Teague.
The second appearance of 1968 AMX AMC-GT concept featured with an alloy five-spoke wheels design wrapped with Goodyear white-letter tires, and followed by repainting the hood and roof in a contrasting dark blue. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
As you can see, the AMX-GT is built on a Javelin 4-seater coupe which has shortened its wheelbase to 2,464 mm, then chopping the roof to lower it and cutting off the tail. The one-off AMX-GT body used fiberglass rear also featured side-mounted macho external exhaust pipes. This car has appeared in 2 versions.
The AMC directors posed along with the AMX GT. Front, left to right: Roy D. Chapin Jr., William V. Luneburg, and Richard E. Cross. (Picture from: Wikiwand)
When it sat display on  the 1968 New York International Auto Show, it appeared in red with a white stripe on the sides that ran across the roof. It also had plain and flat wheel covers, generic all-black tires, side-mounted exhaust, ram-air hood, integrated roof spoiler and fixed rear side window (quarter glass) without support pillars (or "B").
The second appearance of 1968 AMX AMC-GT concept featured with an alloy five-spoke wheels design wrapped with Goodyear white-letter tires, and followed by repainting the hood and roof in a contrasting dark blue. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Then the car's appearance changed when the wheels were replaced by an alloy five-spoke design wrapped with Goodyear white-letter tires, and followed by repainting the hood and roof in a contrasting dark blue. The color scheme follows the main character line of the car, and was applied to some of the early manufacturer-sponsored race cars, before AMC changed to bands of red, white and blue. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSTYLING.RU | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND | ADRIANFLUX ]
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