Some classic cars are so underrated and underrated that people in the modern age have already forgotten about them.
On closer inspection, these cars actually have the specs and features to rival more popular models.
In the end, however, no one bought enough AMXs to deserve a long existence.
This is the case of the high-performance AMC AMX model.
The AMX didn’t live long, so its production numbers weren’t huge.
That makes them pretty rare today, especially when it comes to 1971 AMX Sunoco models. YouTube channel Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean spotted one of them at a recent car encounter.
A classic 1970 AMC Javelin Vintage Racer found
Sean Dever started his YouTube video with a short visit to the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
The location houses a 1970 AMC Javelin with a 355ci V8 engine and a four-speed manual transmission.
This Javelin is a purpose-built vintage runner that someone made in 1999 for Dick Cants.
Dressed in a red, white and blue racing livery, this 1970 Javelin race car had competed in the GT1 and Group 6 classes.
Interestingly, this purpose-built Javelin copies the race-built AMC AMX that Mark Donahue rode to dominance in the 1971 SCCA Trans-Am competition.
Upon closer inspection, Sean notices that the interior of the Javelin is devoid of any comforts. Understandable, since this Javelin is a race car that had most of the interior elements removed in an effort to increase performance on the track.
1 of 18 AMC AMX Sunoco race cars
Sean also drove a few dozen miles west to Doylestown, Pennsylvania to visit the Doylestown at the Dusk Car Show.
Here he spotted a blue 1971 AMC AMX.
The AMX became a high-performance special edition of the Javelin in 1971.
Nevertheless, the 1971 AMX that Sean spotted in Doylestown was super rare and more special.
After all, the blue-finished classic car is one of the 1971 AMC AMXs that Sunoco used for its Diamond program.
Sunoco had about 18 examples of the AMX participating in the summer beautification program, in which the company checked and rated company-owned stations for cleanliness.
As the story goes, Sunoco enlisted the daughters of its executives for the program, giving them each a blue AMX to drive.
Apparently a Sunoco executive bought one of those 18 cars and kept it for 40 years.
The current owner purchased the car over a year ago.
Source: Junkyards and Barn Finds with Sean on YouTube