ACM AMX restored by students
Image: Greg Gjerdingen, 2013
It is always thrilling to see an ageing muscle car that has fallen into a state of disrepair undergo serious restoration, so as to reinstate its former glory.
NJ.com reports that a recent overhaul of a 1969 AMC AMX has been particularly impressive, not only because it was completed by students at a college in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, but also because the work was carried out to boost the morale of its unwell owner.
The car was purchased new in the year it was manufactured and kept within the same family ever since, although it has been largely unused for 40 years and did not get stored in a state that was particularly conducive for mechanical longevity.
The students of Hunterdon Tech spent the entirety of the spring semesters working on the AMX, under the watchful eye of their teacher and a special ceremony was held to herald the first official firing up of its engine, at which the owner, Edward Akins, was present.
A spokesperson for the college said that letting the students work on an old muscle car was beneficial because it let them get to grips with technologies and systems that are no longer in common use.