Throughout AMX production various special editions were offered. One such model was the California 500 Special, commemorating the 1969 Riverside 500 where the AMC AMX served as the pace car. The California 500 Specials were replicas of the pace cars offered exclusively by members of the Southern California American Motors Dealer Association. Each car was finished in Big Bad Green with black racing stripes. It is believed that 32 California 500 Specials were built for 1969.