The 1979 AMC Spirit AMX May Be the Slowest Specialty Performance Car Ever

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The 1979 AMC Spirit AMX May Be the Slowest Specialty Performance Car Ever

The late 1970s may be known for disco balls, raging club parties, and over-the-top polyester fashions, but in terms of automotive performance it was the beginning of nearly two decades of  sub 15-second quarter-mile dark ages. Remember, in 1978 the fastest production vehicle from 0-100 mph was not a car, but rather the Dodge Lil Red Express pickup truck. Yeah, sorry Corvette. So when we spotted this 1979 Spirit AMX among the listings for the Mecum Auctions Event in Kissimmee, Florida—taking place January 6-16, 2022—blistering performance wasn’t high on our list of expectations. But even though it’s no pavement scorcher, you could still get your Saturday Night Fever on with a vehicle like this as your daily driver.

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