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AMC Spirit AMX : 1979

1979 - 1980.
Filed under:  Classic
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MSRP Engine HP Manufactured
n/a 258 CID 6-cylinder n/a 1979 - 1980
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Meet AMX for 1979. Inside and out it's bold, commanding. Expect to be noticed.

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B&W factory photo of a 1979 AMC AMX.

AMX standard features include front and rear black bumpers with bumper guards and nerfing strips, front air dam and rear deck spoiler with accent stripes, front and rear fender flares, blackout grille. Turbocast II aluminum wheels, ER60 x 14 belted radial tires, dual remote mirrors, eye-catching AMX graphics and more.

Inside you'll find Sport Vinyl or Caberfae Corduroy bucket seats, brushed aluminum instrument panel overlays, leather wrapped sport steering wheel, center console with armrest and a full array of functional gauges. And don't forget the AMX handling experience with rally-tuned suspension package, performance-tuned exhaust sound (with optional V-8 and manual transmission). You can even order a pop-up moonroof option for a fresh air feel.

AMX -- very moving experience. The only thing more exciting than its looks is the way it acts.

1979 Spirit AMX includes these standard features:
- 258 CID 6-cylinder engine
- 4-speed manual floor shift
- G.T. Rally-Tuned Suspension
- High beam Halogen headlamps
- Performance tuned exhaust sound (6-cylinder with manual transmission; or V-8)
- Gauge package and tachometer
- Intermittent wipers
- Inside hood release
- Power liftback release
- Extra quiet insulation
- Dual horns
- Courtesy lights
- Custom bucket sears in Caberfae corduroy or Sport Vinyl
- Folding split rear seat back
- Custom door trim panels
- Full length console with integral center armrest
- Brushed aluminum instrument panel overlay
- Color-keyed leather wrapped sport steering wheel
- Custom headliner and sunvisor color-keyed carpeting (12 oz.)
- Color-keyed seat belts (front)
- Spare tire cover
- Instrument panel parcel shelf
- Black bumpers with guards and nerfing strips (front and rear)
- Front air dam and rear deck spoiler
- Fender flares with accent stripes
- Black grille insert and black headlight bezels
- Turbocast II aluminum wheels (4) with black accents
- ER60 x 14 Flexten belted radial OWL tires
- Dual black remote mirrors
- AMX graphics and AMX flame decal on hood.

- Wheelbase 96.0"
- Overall length 168.5"
- Overall width 71.8"
- Overall height 51.6"
- Track front 58.1", rear 57.5"
- Head room front 37.8", rear 33.5"
- Leg room front 40.8", rear 27.7"
- Cargo vol. (cu. ft) 24.8
- Curb weight (lbs) 2970

Optional packages.
Air Conditioning package:
- Air conditioning
- Heavy duty cooling system
- Heavy duty alternator
- Flex fan
- Tinted glass (all windows)
- Power steering
- Instrument panel parcel shelf (standard on AMX; Spirit DL and Limited models)

Optional Groups.
- Convenience group *1
- Visibility group *1 (not available on AMX)
- Light group *1
- Protection group *1
- Heavy duty cooling system (included with air conditioning)
- Auxiliary automatic transmission cooler (with V-8 engine only)
- Cold climate group
- Inside hood release.
- altitude drivability option (all models destined for principal usage or high altitudes)

(*1 standard on Limited models)

(source: amx-perience)

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1979 AMX (source: 1980 AMX Information)

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This 1979-80 AMC Spirit AMX stripe kit is manufactured to meet or exceed OEM stripe/decal standards, from phoenix graphix.

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This 1979-80 AMC Spirit AMX stripe kit is manufactured to meet or exceed OEM stripe/decal standards, from phoenix graphix.

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AMX flames, on a 1979 AMC Spirit AMX.

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AMX flames, on a black 1979 AMC Spirit AMX.

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1979 Spirit GT emblem.

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American Motors Corporation logo.

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bad3517 days ago

Nice Site!

CT3517 days ago

Thank you. :-)

Marty3445 days ago

Just found a 1979 amx with black & black(ext and int) 304, 4 speed can any one fill me in on how this car was in its day.

jose ochoa3291 days ago

tengo un amx 1980 desde nuevo y lo estoy restaurando nesecito saber donde encontrar los spoilers del frente , tambien las cantoneras,coderas de defensas, para convertirlo en GT

ft2814 days ago

The girl is just as awesome as the car. Another vintage car that I like. Why am I such a sucker for vintage cars?

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Anthony2689 days ago

The 1979 AMX was my first car. I worked two jobs during summer break to buy it in 1993 when I was 17. I had the 304 w/ the Borg Warrner 4sp. I had no mechanic skills at the time, and it needed some work. Wish I had never gotten rid of it.

AMX12440 days ago

Got a blue one in the garage with about 10,000 original miles on it!

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