This 1969 AMC AMX is painted in the special Hurst Super Stock color scheme.

It may come as no surprise that the Fourth of July inspired Ken More to apply a red, white and blue color scheme to his once all-white 1969 AMC AMX. But before we can jump to those eye-catching exterior hues, a little background on his classic ride is in order.

Ken More owns this restored 1969 AMC AMX.

Ken More

This tri-color car isn’t the South Barrington resident’s first American Motors Corp. product; the lifelong AMC enthusiast has owned several AMXs over the years, even imparting his passion to his offspring. More owned a red 1968 example during the early seventies.

“When my son was a baby, he used to hang around in the area behind the front seats.”

Once his boy reached driving age, Ken bought him a yellow 1969 AMX. When it left the family garage several years later, Ken began to yearn for another AMC of his own. That’s when he went on the hunt.

**Want to keep reading to see where Ken found his AMC dream machine and how it got its patriotic paint? Head over to our full feature on the Daily Herald HERE**

The 1969 AMC AMX during the restoration.Here's how this 1969 AMC AMX started off in the restoration.

The once-drab AMC went through a total overhaul and restoration, all of which Ken completed in his home garage. The final result is an eye-catching patriotic machine that is the perfect holiday cruiser for the July 4th week.

This 1969 AMC AMX was restored in Super Stock colors.

Ken modeled the paint scheme after the famed 1969 AMX Hurst Super Stock drag cars. Only 52 were produced.

Historical photos courtesy of the More family.

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