One-family owner, California Black Plate Car, 93,000 original miles, rare A/C

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Matador Red
Interior Color:Black
Engine:290CI V8
Number of Cylinders:8
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This AMX is an exceptional car. A garage find with 93,918 original miles on the clock it has only been driven slightly more than 2,000 miles per year. A California Black Plate car it is in exceptionally good original condition, showing only a little rust underneath the back window where they all do that. This is a lifelong California car. The original owner purchased this car and when he could no longer drive gave it to his daughter. We acquired the car from her.
This AMX comes with the 290 4-barrel V8 original engine mated to the original Shift Command three-speed automatic transmission that moves through the gears effortlessly. After dusting the AMX off and checking all of the fluids, we filled it with gas and drove it 80 miles on the highway to get it home. Lights and turn signals work. The brakes are great. The car runs straight and true and has been well maintained. After getting the AMX home, we rebuilt the carburator, rebuilt the transmission, replaced the radiator, replaced all of the fluids and filters, charged the AC, changed out the brake lines, installed a new kick-down switch, cleaned it up, replaced the fuel pump, and redid the driver's seat. In other words, all of the hard stuff.
The tires have great tread. This AMX is equipped with air conditioning that blows cold. All glass is original. The AMX does have a power antenna that goes up and down, it is connected to the original AM radio. This is a very original car. All chrome pieces are intact and on the car and are in driver quality condition. The paint could use some freshening, but is in presentable survivor condition. This AMX is in its original Matador Red.
The hub caps are original. This AMX also has power steering. As you can see in the pictures it also has its numbered console plate. The passenger’s seat looks to have been very rarely used. The driver’s seat, has been reupholstered in the original seat material. The dash has one slight crack above the glove box. From what the owner told us and what we can see, this AMX has always been garaged. The ashtray indicates that this car was never smoked in.
This AMX was one of the last ones made in 1968 based on its plate number. It is one of:
967 with air conditioning
3,676 with black interior
1,009 with the 290 engine
3,673 with Shift Command automatic transmission
2,249 with standard wheel covers
4,619 with power steering
4,445 with power disc brakes
1,418 with electric wipers
1,411 with wheel covers
484 with the 290 and automatic transmission
This car is in its original Matador Red and given its age the paint shows pretty well. You can see from the underside pictures that this AMX has no rust issues and is very dry underneath.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tom 619-807-8770. Life is too short to drive boring cars.

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