My Car Quest

August 21, 2019

American Motors Wins An Award At Pebble Beach!

by Mike –

My congratulations to Jurgen and Padma Wilms of Dusseldorf, Germany for their Bizzarrini class win at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday August 21, 2016.

This special AMC AMX/3 was sold through My Car Quest a couple of years ago.

There were only five AMX/3s made before American Motors shut the program down in late 1970. Then one more was assembled from the remaining parts for a total of six of these beautiful super cars.

The AMX/3 was engineered and constructed by the brilliant Giotto Bizzarrini with styling by AMC’s head of design Richard Teague. This AMX/3 was the car tested on the Monza race track by BMW who helped evaluate the AMX/3’s performance.

The cars in the Bizzarrini class were very special: all three Bizzarrini Spyders, a Le Mans class winning race car, the Manta (the first car designed by Giugiaro for his new firm ItalDesign), a Bizzarrini GT 5300 that won its class at Pebble Beach in the late ’90s, another rare AMX/3 and others.

It may be many years before there is another Bizzarrini class at Pebble Beach.

You can be sure that I will publish more on the Bizzarrini class later.

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

 

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Mike Gulett

AMC AMX/3

Photo by Jurgen Wilms

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American Motors Wins An Award At Pebble Beach!
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American Motors Wins An Award At Pebble Beach!
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This very rare super car wins the Bizzarrini class among a rarefied field at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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  1. William M. Craig says

    Racing became too expensive for most of us by the mid – sixties but one of my favorite drivers was connected with the AMX program if I remember right: Mark Donohue. Mark died at the wheel. He like my hero Dan Gurney made motor sports the glorious experience it became in my fast passing youth. I remember the drives as much as the cars.

  2. Alessio Vittorio Tesciuba says

    fantastic car presented in an amazing colour!!!

  3. Mark D. Carbone says

    Wow, if they could have produced that at a decent price………..I’d buy one.

  4. Had these cars been produced it would have clearly eclipsed the Mangusta and Pantera, and possibly have saved AMC…

  5. Don Meluzio says

    Jurgen, Your car looked fabulous, wonderful job, thank you for coming to America!! Don

  6. Don, we loved seeing your car (and Mark’s) as well. And thanks for chatting with the docents about your car — it helps the tours to be more informative.

  7. Congratulations on a great victory! I still plan on driving a beautiful AMX/3 (replica). AMX390.com Tom

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