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Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 10:11 a.m.

I need this like I need a hole in the head, yet I am still the high bidder on it...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-amc-amx-11/

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
3/9/21 10:14 a.m.

Wow. I don't think I have ever seen one of those at a vintage race. Racing versions of those are rare.  

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 10:18 a.m.

Suits you, sir.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
3/9/21 10:38 a.m.

Vintage racing is more and more interesting to me.  Have fun, in a pack, with a more laid back crowd that really frowns on contact. Plus, the old cars are just fun.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 10:47 a.m.

I would say the biggest "if" with that car is the safety equipment - or lack of a full cage.

It may be a good idea to contact the vintage racing group you plan/hope to run with and make sure the current roll-bar only is compliant with their rules. It says it has the SCCA logbook, but doesn't seem to mention when the last entry was. Was it raced recently?  Unless you just plan to use it as a track-day toy, then have at it.  My WAG is based on the sequence of bids, it'll sell somewhere in the $20K range.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/9/21 10:49 a.m.

Beacuse you need a place to spend that Corvette money!! :D

APEowner
APEowner Dork
3/9/21 11:11 a.m.

Because that's seriously cool and vintage racing is fun!

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/9/21 11:16 a.m.

Curious where the bidding ends.  Seems like a pretty approachable price.  

Would you keep that livery?  

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 11:18 a.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

I kind of view it as the perfect car to make my own track rat out of. Although it raced back in the day, it was a regional car that had no significance, so it's not valuable in that way. It's a little too hacked to go back to stock original, and it's not race car enough to truly race. I hope it will sell cheap and I can make a TT/DE car that can be street driven to the track.

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
3/9/21 11:26 a.m.

That is distilled awesomeness. Pulling for ya!

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 11:27 a.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

Beacuse you need a place to spend that Corvette money!! :D

It helps if I sell the Corvette first! blush

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 11:28 a.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

Maybe for a little bit, but not permanently. I know it's a bit sacrilegious to remove such an old one, but it's not that good and it's not even the car's original one.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UberDork
3/9/21 12:21 p.m.

I love this, saw it a few days ago. I hope you get it.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
3/9/21 1:29 p.m.

The 390ci V8 was rebuilt by Don’s Auto Parts & Machine Shop of Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2016. 

oh, how cliche.........Kenosha.....

 

Kendall_Jones
Kendall_Jones HalfDork
3/9/21 1:48 p.m.

That seat back brace hurts my back :)

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/21 2:00 p.m.
Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

I kind of view it as the perfect car to make my own track rat out of. Although it raced back in the day, it was a regional car that had no significance, so it's not valuable in that way. It's a little too hacked to go back to stock original, and it's not race car enough to truly race. I hope it will sell cheap and I can make a TT/DE car that can be street driven to the track.

Sounds perfect. Good luck!  Do you have a "max bid" in mind?

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
3/9/21 6:09 p.m.

It is awesome and deserves an Evil Kenevil leather jacket and some sweet enormous 70's sunglasses.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 8:29 a.m.

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

Over $16k bid... still in the running?

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
3/10/21 9:14 a.m.

That thing is awesome. Had low expectations when I clicked the link.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 9:55 a.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

Over $16k bid... still in the running?

Yes, but I think I'm at my max now. Much more than this and you're better off just buying a nice driver AMX anyway. Plus I do not think it has met reserve. 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UberDork
3/10/21 10:33 a.m.

It's awesome, but I'm not sure I'd want to spend 16k on it

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 1:31 p.m.

It's in definitely not worth it territory now. Oh well.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 1:40 p.m.

Yeah... didn't meet reserve at $24K.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 1:43 p.m.

Did you also see the comment about the engine specs?  Sounds like the car would be limited to mainly track use.  Seller runs 110 race gas, but guesses it "might" run on 100.  That could get tedious depending on how far from a track you live.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/10/21 2:53 p.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

A smaller cam and less timing would solve that instantly. It wasn't that crazy of an engine build, just an 11:1 390 with out of the box Edelbrock heads. 

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