Auto World’s model is a handsome reproduction of the 1969 AMX with its long hood and chopped looking rear-end. The white paint job is smooth and pure looking and collectors will like the painted chrome trim around the windows while the wipers, mirrors, hood pins and flush door handles appear more metallic. The car’s five-spoke Magnum 500 wheels also are bright chrome and the bright work on the grille, bumpers and around the realistic lights looks good. There are tiny red, white and blue AMC logos with the “390” moniker on the rear quarter panels and AMX logos on the grille and rear light panel. AMX logos on the quarter panels near the rear window are not as well executed. Inside the model looks like a standard AMX, but with the optional leather upholstery and a hood over the instruments in front of the driver, which came out later on the 1969 models. Plus there’s the big Hurst floor shifter, as you’d expect. I like the wood-look 3-spoke sport steering wheel too, and the wood-like inserts in the AMX’s door panels. The rest of the interior replicates black leather. Naturally the hood, doors and trunk open and on the Elite line the steering also is functional. The V8 engine bay is well detailed too, while under the car are short white exhaust pipes and bright red shocks for the rear suspension, giving the underside a realistic look that you don’t get with all diecast models, even some pricier ones. There’s even a clever “Frosty” personalized Utah license plate front and rear. There simply are not enough good AMC models in 1:18 scale, so congrats to Auto World for taking the chance on this one. It’s uniqueness and eye-catching in its bright white paint job. For the price, a nice and unusual muscle car.
Product: 1969 AMC AMX Hurst SS
Maker: Auto World
Stock No.: AMM979/06
Rating: 3 stars
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