American Motors 1970 AMX promoting featured, “We made the AMX look harder this year in light of the fact that it’s harder this year”. They were gently facelifted taking after the initial two model years, however the progressions were sufficiently distinctive to be a different configuration for 1970. Highlighted was another front end plan with a more drawn out hood that had a “force rankle” with two substantial openings. These were a useful cool ram-air prompting framework with the prominent “Go Package” accessible with the 360 and 390 motors. The new grille was flush and full-width consolidating the headlamps. The reexamined backside likewise included full-width taillamps and a solitary focus mounted reinforcement light. Side marker lights were presently imparted to a few other AMC models. Riding on the same wheelbase 97-inch (2,464 mm) as some time recently, the progressions expanded the AMX’s general body length by around two inches (51 millimeters) to 179 in (4,547 mm).
American Motors additionally changed the AMX’s motor lineup for 1970 with the presentation of another 360 cu in (5.9 L) four-barrel (290 hp (220 kW), P-code) to supplant the 343 V8. The littlest 290 was dropped and AMC could guarantee 65 more base pull than the AMXs had already. The 390 V8 motor proceeded, yet moved up to new heads with 51 cc ignition chambers that expanded energy to 325 hp (242 kW). The code remained “X” for the motor on the vehicle ID number (VIN). The “Go bundle” was accessible with the 360 motor (counting power front plate brakes, F70x14 raised white letter tires, taking care of bundle, and the ram-air incitement framework) for $298.85, or including the 390 motor for $383.90.
Additionally new, the twofold wishbone front suspension had swiveling appendages, upper and lower control arms, curl springs and safeguards over the upper control arms; and in addition trailing struts on the lower control arms. The “Magnum 500” street wheels were currently standard, yet the new “Machine” 15×7 inch opening styled wheels were discretionary.
The insides of the AMX were likewise overhauled. The expansive wood-grained dashboard, focus console, and two-spoke “Edge Blow” controlling wheel were new. Tall basin situates now highlighted a “clamshell” plan coordinating the headrests. Cowhide upholstery was $34 additional. The outside back perspective mirror included another outline and now and again coordinated the auto’s body shading. The three “Major Bad” outside paints kept on being discretionary on the 1970 AMXs, however they now accompanied standard chrome guards. Another “shadow cover” outside completion connected over any accessible AMX shading was a $52 alternative, which incorporated a silk dark painted hood, motor compartment, front bumper tops, and side window encompasses counterbalance by slender silver striping. The discretionary “C-stripe” was $32.
1970 AMC AMX Design