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1971 AMC AMX 401 4 Speed

1971 AMC AMX

Condition: Used
Make: AMC
Model: AMX
Type: Coupe
Trim: Vinyl roof
Year: 1971
Mileage: 59
VIN: A1M798Z244495
Color: Blue
Engine: 401 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States

Description for AMC AMX 1971

For sale is this Heavily optioned 1971 AMX 401 4 Speed. Tilt wheel, heated rear glass, power steering, power brakes. Straight out of the late 80's as that is the last time it was really on the road. Barn kept since mid 80's. I have went through the carb and changed oil. It runs well. I do have new floor pans included.

Doors are not original as they are maroon and don’t match vin. As you can see in pics that the radiator is not original, no back seat but can provide you with a light brown so you at least have a core to start with. Inner front fenders are solid, left rear shock mount ripped out in trunk and will need to be remounted.

Needs to be restored as you can see but what a RARE piece. See info below on how rare this car actually is! Its the whole reason I bought when I found it 10 years ago. I brought it home and put in my shed until now. Your chance to own one of rarest cars Muscle cars!

If you are not overly familiar with AMC AMX's please take time to read below. Thanks for looking and God Bless!

The big news for ’71 was the introduction of a 401-cubic-inch V-8, a bored-and-stroked version of the earlier 290- to 390-cubic-inch AMC V-8s. For only $137, the 401 helped the Javelin AMX come alive with 330 advertised horsepower at 5000 rpm.

Some 2054 Javelin AMXs were built in ’71 -- just seven percent of Javelin production -- and only 745 are believed to have been equipped with the 401 V-8.

The 1971 Javelin was completely re-styled. Prominent, sculpted fenders, a twin-canopy roof and new full-width tail lamps made the cars look even bigger and heavier than their 3,244-lb. listed weight. The interior was completely redesigned and upgraded. It featured a curved cockpit-type instrument panel inspired by aircraft motifs. In addition to having a rear seat and entirely new profile, the new AMX had a rear-facing cowl induction hood, flush wire mesh grille and optional front and rear spoilers that were credited to Mark Donohue, who raced Javelins to victory on the SCCA Trans-Am circuit where AMC won the championship that year.

With its flamboyant design and loud colors and graphics, the AMX definitely stood out in a crowd, and it packed plenty of fun under the hood, too. The base two-barrel 360-cid V-8 was rated at 245 hp, but for a few more greenbacks added onto the AMX’s $3,432 base price, one could jump up to a 285-hp “Go Package” 360 with a four-barrel carb. If they really wanted to dust somebody between stoplights, buyers could go to the top of the menu for the 401-cid V-8 that offered 330 hp.

There were only 2,054 Javelin/AMX made in 1971 and out of those only 748 401’s.
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Chrysler dumped all of the production records when they bought AMC in 1987 so no one knows how many were 4-speed 401’s, some guess 150. At last count from varied sources there are only 30 left, so this is a very rare car.
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