Due to its relatively short life span, the American Motors Corporation (AMC) is a name that does not get mentioned very much anymore when it comes to the general car community. However, for a number of reasons, it still resonates greatly with many lovers of classic cars.

It was founded in 1954, but was defunct less than 35 years later in 1988. While that may sound like a long time, it’s not in the car world. This is because there were so many iconic cars that were produced during this period in automotive history, so many of the company’s options faded into the background due to the competition as well as the need to find its identity.

Despite this, AMC has some options that have become solidified in American popular culture. For example, they made the Rambler, which was often seen and mentioned in the popular '90s sitcom “That’s '70s Show.” The company also has the Javelin, but one of its most popular at the time was the AMX. Nonetheless, perhaps the model's most well-regarded option of the AMX came in the form of a racing variant.

This was the 1969 AMC Hurst AMX 390 Super Stock. It was designed to compete in the NHRA drag strip competition. Despite it essentially being a race car, this bad boy is highly sought after, which also makes it expensive. But how much would a willing buyer pay for the honor of owning this rare ride? Here is how much a 1969 AMC AMX 390 SS Hurst costs today.

The 1969 AMC Hurst AMX 390 SS Would Cost You A Pretty Penny

 The 1969 AMC Hurst AMX 390 Super Stock
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If you’re interested in buying a used 1969 AMX 390 SS Hurst, the first thing you should know is that finding one will require some patience. There aren’t very many of them, and just as with all great classic cars, the owners tend to hold on to them. The standard AMC AMX is decently available, but a Google search for this iconic version turns up very few options.

On the lower end of pricing, we found a listing for an AMX SS that sold way back in 2001 for $55,000. That same year, another one sold for $50,000, according to ssamx.com. There are also options listed that sold for less than the $50,000 price tag.

These cars can also get even more expensive. One option was sold for a little over $75,000 in 2009. However, before that, there was an ANX SS that sold for $150,000 on eBay, according to ssamx.com. The latest option we found was from 2012 and the seller had it priced for $125,000.

Notably, only 52 units of these cars were ever produced. From projections, the model is also expected to further increase in value as more people continue to not only hold on to them, but also restore them to their former glory. Interestingly, this 1969 AMC Hurst SS AMX is believed to be the final unit of model produced.

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General Specifications Of The 1969 AMC Hurst AMX 390 SS

1969 AMC ANX Hurst SS

When it came to the mechanics of the AMX SS Hurst, AMC left it to Hurst because they specialized in racing cars. This iconic racer is powered by an engine with a displacement of 6.4-liter, and paired with a Borg-Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission.

The car was advertised to produce 340 horsepower, however, the NHRA's rating puts it at 420 horsepower. As for torque, it was advertised as producing 420 lb-ft at 3400 rpm, according to asinine.com, and it has a compression rate of 12.3:1.

In terms of speeds, this beast can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 4.9 seconds, making the 1969 AMX SS one of the fastest cars of its decade. It also has the honor of being the fastest AMC car ever produced during its relatively short run on the car market.

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AMC Hurst: A Winning Combo

1969 amc hurst amx 390 super stock
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Car companies need to know what falls within their wheelhouse, and what needs to be outsourced. Without this, new ideas often fail due to poor design and implementation. AMC understood this, and it worked with Hurst to ensure they could design a racing variant for the AMX that would not only perform well at the moment, but that would also stand the test of time. The two companies coming together made history.

The AMC Hurst AMX is considered one of the best cars from that era of muscle cars. Even though most people never got the chance to drive one, the car still left its mark. The high price tag and the fact that people hold on to these cars as much as they do is a big proof, and many enthusiasts keep wishing that AMC had lasted a little longer. Towards the end, they seemed to understand the needs of the market more than they did previously, but they were often just a little too late when it came to making needed changes. However, the name lives on in the hearts of many and remains dream cars of many lovers of classic rides from almost forgotten automotive companies.

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