“No Deposit No Return” was the name given to the Pick of the Day, a 1968 AMC AMX, when it was competing in National Hot Rod Association drag races back in the day.
After its racing career, the car was deposited in a barn, where it was parked for 34 years, according to the Philadelphia dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.
It would appear that this car would fit right in at one of the nostalgic drag racing events held at various venues across the country.
“In 2005, the car was found and brought back to life,” the dealer notes in that ad. “Original paint with 60’s style spider webbing and Black interior.”
A quick web search found a report that the car had covered the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds back in the day, but no additional information about its NHRA racing career.
The dealer goes on to note that a replacement 401cid AMC V8 engine block has been bored and stroked to 424 and pumps out around 500 horsepower. The engine has Edelbrock heads and an Edelbrock Torquer intake with a 950 cfm Holley double pumper providing fuel.
The gearbox is a 727 Mopar unit with a 2,700 stall converter with gear vender 3-speed over and under.
“Everything is kept cool by two electric fans and an electric water pump,” the dealer adds.
At the rear, the car has an inner pinion bearing support and 4:10 gears with a Detroit Locker set up, Strange axles and leaf springs.
The car also has disc brakes at all four corners, the dealer points out.
“Take home a piece of Racing History,” the dealer suggests.
The car is being offered for $39,000.