For Sale: 1970 AMC Javelin in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd 2017 at Russo and Steeles 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. growing and lucrative ponycar market the sporty Javelin marked a revolution at the normally conservative carmaker. Available with a broad range of 6-cylinder and V-8 engines ranging from mild and economical to powerful and downright wild the Javelin was initially offered in base and upmarket SST trim and followed by March 1968 by the shortened Javelin-based 2-seat AMX. DIntroduced on September 26 1967 as American Motors entry into the fast-growing and lucrative ponycar market the sporty Javelin marked a revolution at the normally conservative carmaker. Available with a broad range of 6-cylinder and V-8 engines ranging from mild and economical to powerful and downright wild the Javelin was initially offered in base and upmarket SST trim and followed by March 1968 by the shortened Javelin-based 2-seat AMX. During 1968 AMC contracted with successful road racers Ron Kaplan and Jim Jeffords to prepare and campaign two Javelins in the SCCAs Trans-Am series with the AMC effort gaining fame as the only factory-entered team to finish every race entered that year. Drivers included George Follmer Peter Revson and Lothar Motschenbacher. Growing confidence and success marked AMCs Trans-Am effort for 1969 and then in 1970 AMC scored a coup by signing Roger Penske and Mark Donohue the reigning 1969 champions who soon guided AMC to back-to-back Trans Am series championships for 1971 and 1972. The Javelin was also successful on the showroom floor with robust sales and several base SST and Big Bad high-performance models plus around 53 all-out SS/AMX cars built by Hurst Performance for NHRA Super Stock drag racing use. Sales declined by 1970 in line with the general trend for high-performance cars at the time a combination of rising gasoline prices insurance rates and stricter federal vehicle-emissions mandates. Only some 28000 Javelins were produced for 1970 ranging from base models and SST cars to 100 SST Trans Am cars 60 Big Bad Orange Javelins and 2501 Mark Donohue edition Javelins. Based on regular and SST Javelins the Mark Donohue cars featured a special ducktail-style rear spoiler personally designed by the famous racer/engineer for racing homologation purposes. A decal with Mark Donohues signature was also included. Offered without reserve this 1970 Javelin is a restored rust-free example featuring Mark Donohue styling. Power is provided by a rebuilt 304 V-8 engine equipped with a new 4-barrel intake and new exhaust. Riding on new wheels and tires the Javelins other highlights include a new paint finish and striping a new interior and a modern stereo and 8-track player. As offered this Javelin marks the final year for the original 1968-1970 body style and stands as a great find that is sure to attract admirers everywhere.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-926852
  • Year:1970
  • Make:AMC
  • Model:Javelin
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10619
  • Stock Number:8235