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1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

1969 AMC AMX
Previously we showed you the build of our 1969 AMC AMX Barn Find, Click Here to see that Post and video). This was a car we found in a barn in Alabama. We brought it home and did a complete restoration on it over a three year period. Actually, it was more than a restoration. We kept the stock appearance but converted it from a 343 Go Pack to a 390 Go Pack plus a Group 19 AMC dealer performance package. We also changed the color from white with blue stripes to red with black.

It was our intent to build the car to match or exceed the car we would have ordered from the AMC dealer in 1969. If it had not been for a draft notice we would have owned a new one back then!

However, as most car projects go, once it was completed, and we did love it deeply, a new girl caught our eye. It is a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Unfortunately, we had to sell the AMX and some other toys to pay for the restoration of the Daytona. Prior to the departure of the AMX for its new home in Florida we were able to put together a Part 2 video of our overall impressions of the completed car.

In a few word we found the car to be a delight and it was everything we had planned on. We started with a rust free car with all the right factory options. We built it with the primary purpose of being a car to hit the streets with and have fun. We had much less concern about how it might do on the show field. We also were concerned about cost but not at the expense of quality. The result was a beautiful car that is seldom seen on the street or at a show; a car that is comfortable and fun to drive and one that is expected by many experts to have a significant increase in value over the next 5 years.

Check out this video and see what we have to say about this little red bomb.

In the near future we will also be bringing you are driving impressions of our most recent Project Car to be completed, the 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 CJ with factory air. Unfortunately, this Project Car will also have to be sold to help support the Daytona, Click Here.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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  1. I painted the stripes and buffed this car. I was also on the build of the 1968 Dodge Dayton. I was wondering if y’all were still building cars. Also I was trying to find more pictures or the Amx and the Dayton. Where are they now? Does Richard still own them?

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