Playmate-Approved: Curvaceous AMX 36-24-35 For Sale

Measurements are within acceptable tolerances.

Perfect for the gentleman whose driving slippers poke out from under his silk smoking jacket, or for the prospective Playmate herself, this ’68 AMX might just have the most unique model identifier ever affixed to a product to come out of Kenosha.


Of course, much like any Playmate this many years on, it seems to need some cosmetic attention to get back up to centerfold par. Certainly a nip and tuck on the front quarter panel will be required, and no self-respecting Bunny would be seen near it without a respray in the original “Playboy Pink.”
Needs some serious airbrushing …

It’s not for the attention-shy, that’s for sure – an AMX brings enough attention on its own without a Playboy-themed exterior treatment. Of course, it’s not rare or unique enough to attract disapproval for serious modifications. Imagine this: commission Simpson to work up some Nomex smoking jackets and a helmet with bunny ears, put a sinister race motor under that pink hood, and hit the track. License plate frame reading “Entertainment for Men” is entirely optional due to the potential for multiple interpretations.
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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Pic 1: Wooo
    Pic 3: Ouch!
    I love the AMX. Love love love. But this, sadly, not so much. Also, no stick!

  2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    somebody hit her right in the face…

  3. Alff Avatar

    Nice color. Is it pink on the inside?

    1. SirNotAppearing Avatar

      That's what Tiger said?

  4. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

    I don't put much value on either skin mags or automotive provenance, but that would still be a cool backstory to have about your car. The fact that AMX's were pretty groovy to start with doesn't hurt.

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    Looks like the headlights have drooped a little over the years.

  6. Matt Avatar

    The only other pink AMX ever built is covered in the book: "The Hemi in the Barn". This car bears the unique "VIN" tag of the playmate's measurements, the other pink car does not have this.
    BTW – the book is an awesome read.

    1. Alex Kierstein Avatar

      Thanks for the suggestion, sir. I'll have to pick this up, maybe do a Hooniverse reviews on it.

    2. LTDScott Avatar

      Didn't LeMons use that book as one of their black flag punishments?

      1. Armand4 Avatar

        Yes. It's the "Preach to the Converted" penalty– You have to stand atop your crapcan and read a segment about finding a Pinto, which Judge Jonny considers unbearably pretentious. I've heard that most of the segments in the book are pretty good, though.

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          Man, I wish they'd implemented that at New England this past weekend.

  7. engineerd Avatar

    She did not age gracefully, but it's nothing a little freshening up and some mild surgery won't take care of. The sun and time weren't kind to her finish, it looks like she got hit in the face, and there's some rust in her hind quarters. But you forgive her, because she was a Playmate centerfold and, better yet, had a role in an episode of Hogan's Heroes.
    The car, on the other hand, doesn't sound like it did too bad after 42 years on the road.

    1. PFG Avatar

      I wonder if she ever appeared in some of Bob Crane's other works?

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    It's awfully thrashed. The seller says it was still one-owner – has she driven it for 42 years? I'm skeptical.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      The current registration is still in the name of Victoria Vetri, "Angela Dorian's" real name. I doubt know why it seems suspect. Cars get old even for the original owners…
      <img src="http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad163/marinaauto1628/1968%20AMX/reg.jpg&quot; width="520">

      1. Mad_Hungarian Avatar

        RAMAM? Guess the state of California couldn't decide what to call the make. Okey dokey, but RAMAM? Pick one or the other. The correct one being AMC; no Javelin or AMX was ever sold as a Rambler.
        As for Ms. Vetri, or Ms. Dorian if you prefer, she is now 65. Her movie/TV career seems to have faded a while back, but somehow, despite her eligibility for Medicare, I suspect she has held up a lot better than the poor old AMX.

        1. Tim Odell Avatar

          Rambler American for some reason?
          Mitch can weigh in on it, but Rambler was supposed to be its own brand for a little while. Maybe it stuck?

          1. AteUpWithMotor Avatar

            The phase-in of AMC to replace the Rambler marque didn't begin until 1966-1967, and it was gradual — the Ambassador first, then the Rebel. Until 1969, however, the American was still officially a Rambler. Even if they had completely replaced the Rambler badge on all models, it would have taken some states a while to catch up, bureaucracy being what it is, and I assume California (and probably other states) adopted "RAMAM" or similar abbreviations so there would be a single official designation to cover the overlap. It makes sense, given that between 1966 to 1969, American dealers sold cars under both nameplates simultaneously.
            Mad_Hungarian is not quite correct. The Javelin and AMX were always sold as AMCs in the U.S., but in Australia and other export markets, they were badged as Ramblers.

      2. dukeisduke Avatar

        Wow, so she's driven it all these years? I'd like to hear what she's been doing since 1968. She would have to be about 64 or 66 now, right? Now I'm intrigued, seeing the condition of the car.

  9. Alff Avatar

    I wonder if it originally had dual exhausts. Unfortunately, we may never know, as it was built in a time when polite photographs didn't show muff lers.

  10. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    I'm torn. I'd love to have this car, and it deserves to be restored. But the minute you paint something pink it automatically becomes a parade/show car for most (but not all) hoons. And I have no use for something that you can't just jump in and drive to the lumberyard and bring some plywood home on the roof.
    Well, excluding those 8 non-running vehicles in my driveway that is. But I'm a fixin on them.
    I'd leave it black for a while and have fun till the wheels fall off, then let some weirdo seat-sniffer restore it.

    1. Alff Avatar

      They've got these things …. pickups I think they're called. I find mine alleviates the need to carry plywood in the other vehicles.

      1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

        Hmmm… ok, now that's just crazy talk.

  11. dmilligan Avatar

    And it's theft-proof. No need for an alarm system when you drive a pink car.

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Until a Mary Kay saleslady falls on hard times.

  12. TurboBrick Avatar

    Damn! That picture looks like one of those post-DUI arrest celebrity mugshots.

  13. amx cruiser Avatar

    So after a year and a hlf the playmate car is still in soCal with a new owner who will restore her to her former glory. Watch for her to come out in a another year or so.

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