1977 AMC AMX located in Sweden (Page 1/2)
CoolBlue87GT NOV 18, 12:07 PM
I've been in contact with a guy in Sweden, town of Uppsala, who owns a 1977 AMC AMX, he has restored it. For the past week, we've been exchanging photo's and stories about his car and the 1974 Hornet that I owned. When the 77 AMX came out, I loved the look of them, why I didn't trade in for one, I don't know. - Oh yeah, I remember now, I was only 18 years old, couldn't afford one.

I find it fascinating that an American car of that year ended up in Sweden, it's still left hand drive. He installed a 401 engine with around 400hp in place of the stock V8.

In his words, Bought it 5 years ago from Whitefish, Montana. A lady sold it. 1100 dollar. Standing still since 1996. The car was damaged a lot, almost everywhere. Alot of rust. Engine was not in good condition, gearbox the same. It took 2 years to fix the car.

This was the "Before" photo when the car arrived in Sweden.

I'm going to send the owner a link to this post. By the way he did say he liked the look of Fiero's , after I sent some photo's to him.

Following are copied from the emails we've sent back & forth.

If I ever sold off the Fiero’s, I’d love to pick up another Hornet, yours is the best looking example I’ve seen in many years. I’d have to install A/C, as Florida is pretty
warm all the time. I know there aren’t many Hornet AMX's available anymore that would be worth my time.

Here’s a few shots of my 1974 Hornet Hatchback.

While on the trip to Calf, found this window covering, it had tiny pin holes where you could see thru it enough from the inside to keep it legal. It kept the car cooler. These were popular in the late 70’s. It was before aftermarket window tinting existed.

Added this tachometer, was a blank plate before.

Had a black interior, was an automatic, I modified the floor shifter, put a Hurst boot and T handle.
It made it look like the car had a four speed. I always wished it had A/C.

258 six, installed Hooker Headers, dual exhaust, free flow mufflers, equivalent to what are now Flowmasters.

The car held up pretty good as I was 16 when I got it, I didn’t treat it to bad, my dad, who was a policeman would have killed me if I tore it up, as he paid for it.

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RWDPLZ NOV 18, 01:58 PM
Cool stuff
RayOtton NOV 19, 10:38 AM
I had a '73 with the 360.

Loved the AMX version but by then I was married with children sooooooooooooooo...............

CoolBlue87GT NOV 19, 11:28 PM

Originally posted by RayOtton:
I had a '73 with the 360.
Loved the AMX version but by then I was married with children sooooooooooooooo...............

Nice, yeah, I understand.

Here a video the AMX owner sent me

And a few more photos

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CoolBlue87GT NOV 21, 01:16 PM
Just figured out how the underneath photo was taken, the garage has a pit. This photo was taken during the tear down.

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davylong86 NOV 22, 09:40 PM
Nice car! Cant imagine there are many AMXs in that part of the world. Thanks for the detailed post with pics.
LitebulbwithaFiero NOV 24, 08:06 AM
Looks like he did a good job on it.
Kind of jealous of that pit...
Tony Kania NOV 30, 10:47 AM
Great read. Thank you.
rogergarrison DEC 08, 05:57 PM
I never seen one of those before and didnt know it existed.

This is an AMX as far as im concerned, great little 2 seat car with 390 v8.


Javelin then came out with an AMX model which killed the flavor, and I thought the name went with its death. I got into a discussion with a guy at a car show last year when I said the AMX was a 2 seater. He said I was wrong that his buddy had an AMX with a back seat. I told him that wasnt a AMX, but a Javelin AMX...totally different animal. Its like saying a Corvette is the same as a Chevrolet.
Patrick DEC 09, 06:53 PM

Originally posted by rogergarrison:

This is an AMX as far as im concerned, great little 2 seat car with 390 v8.

Car of the Week: 1968 AMC AMX

Yep, to old farts like us... that is an AMX.