First-built AMX/3 to get long-overdue restoration – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

First-built AMX/3 to get long-overdue restoration

In June of 1969, under codename E18, BMW engineers took delivery of an aggressively styled mid-engine coupe for development and testing. Except the car wasn’t theirs, wasn’t even built in Germany, and was destined for the American market. That car, the first-built American Motors AMX/3, did eventually make its way to the United States, where it proceeded to sit for decades before a recent sale got the ball rolling on a once-promised restoration.

“(This is) arguably the rarest American muscle car in existence,” George Huisman of Classic Design Concepts said of the AMX/3, chassis No. 1, which will make its public debut after more than 50 years at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Rosemont, Illinois.

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First-built AMX/3 to get long-overdue restoration

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Categories: 1969, AMC, American Motors, AMX/3, Daniel Strohl, Hemmings, Restoration

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