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    Default Questions about 1979/80 AMX

    Hi, I like the 1979, 80 Spirit based AMX and was wondering how many of these cars were made, and what would be the value of one in mint condition Thanks.

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    Default Questions about 1979/80 AMX

    According to the "Standard Catalog of American Motors 1902-1987" in 1979 there were 3,657 AMXs made. For 1980 AMX production figures it lists N/A. It seems that I have heard there were only 800 or so made in 1980 but I could be way off.

    For 1979 the 258 CID 6-cylinder engine was standard, the 304 CID V-8 engine was the only engine option

    For 1980 the 258 CID 6-cylinder was the only engine offered.

    I honestly don't know their current values. I haven't seen enough of them sold recently to give you an idea. They're a hot looking car and there's enough performance parts available to make the 258 a real runner.

    Maybe somebody else has those 1980 producton figures handy and will post them along with current values.

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    Thanks for the info, I suspected not many cars were made. Being a Gremlin fan I like these cars. Dick Teague's 1979 fastback styling made the car look just as modern as the new 1979 Mustang IMO.
    Some years ago I saw a black 1979 AMX with the turbine rims. It was for sale in Montana, the original 304 had been replaced by a 401 but the car was stock apart from that.
    Due to the fuel crisis the 304 V8 wasn't offered for 1980 MY I suspect. You might recall the Mustang lost the 302 at the end of 1979 MY and like the 1980 AMX it also had a 4.2 as the top engine in 1980 (a 255 ci version of the 302 V8). Pontiac were using a 4.3 V8 and the Camaro had its 4.4 too (262 ci) at the time.
    I want to get one of these AMXs in the coming year so if anyone has a mint 1979 or 80 automatic please speak up.

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    I have a 79 AMX and have seen two this fall for sale. Mine is not though. Mine was my dads. It has 74000 original miles and has a stroker 304 in it. otherwise totally stock. From what I have seen a nice 79 V-8 car goes for $6000 - $8000

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    It's good to hear there are some owners out there. I just noticed there is a 1979 V8 AMX for sale in Florida in the classifieds section of this site, but it's a project car.
    I am selling one of my cars, a V8 Fiero, once that gets done I will be watching for those 79,80s AMXs. Even the 258ci I6 is a relatively large engine for a car of that size.

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    i bought a white 304 4 speed amx for 4000, was super clean 61,000 mile just needed minor stuff, i also bought two more, i paid 4400 for a nice black 304 4 speed and then i just recently bought a red 304 4speed for 2025 that just needs a going over, original everything with 43000 miles... there are good deals out there on these cars

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