ABOUT THIS CAR
IDEAL FOR USE ON: P2P / Road to Saigon / Himalayan Challenge / Slartibartfast / Great Amazon Adventure
Rally Preparation Services is delighted to have been commissioned to sell this brute of a long distance rally car.
The AMC AMX or as it was known in Australia the “Rambler AMX” is a two-seat GT-style sports car that was produced by American Motors Corporation for the 1968 through 1970 model years. The AMX was also classified as a muscle car, but “unique among other American cars at the time due its short wheelbase”. The AMX was also the only American-built steel-bodied two-seater of its time, the first since the 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird. To a degree, the AMX was a competitor with America’s only other two-seater of the era, the Chevrolet Corvette.
This car is the result of three years of research and development. There is hardly an inch of the shell that hasn’t been worked over or strengthened. A full roll cage protects the crew and offers amazing rigidity. The car comes with nearly everything required for an event.
Overall competition kerb weight is approximately 1,750kg plus the weight of the crew. Weight balance, with full 200 litre fuel tanks and the crew on board, is almost 50/50 with nearly all the weight held low and between the axles.
The engine although modest in power (peak 272hp) provides great gobs of torque from the bottom of the rev range (peak 475 NM). The engine was deliberately de-tuned to run on any fuel available
The car comes with a good spares package to carry in the car and a set of critical spares to hold ready at base. A complete camping set up of mats, tents, and sleeping bags good for -20 Centigrade and a recovery set of hi-tech sand mats and low-tech Chinese shovel.
A competition trolley jack is mounted at the top of the boot in a bespoke holder to facilitate quick wheel swaps with an impact driver holstered alongside combined with a pair of collapsible axle stands for fixed services. The ignition coils are mounted in tandem so a quick change can replace a failed one.
A Peltor intercom is hard wired to the car with headsets and an iPod lead for music on the go. Two Monit displays with GPS aerials on the roof, the navigator’s has a backup wheel sensor, with a GPS aerial in the spares kit. A tracking device is fitted in car and is live for the rest of this year. Roof mounted GPS Aerials and dash mounts for two Garmin GPS devices come with the car.