Get the Javelin beat with this 1969 AMC dealer promo

At the height of the muscle car wars in 1969, car companies were doing some new and interesting things in order to make their models stand out. » 12/31/11 9:00am 12/31/11 9:00am

1971 AMC Javelin is a strong performer

For 1971 AMC's Javelin was completely redesigned inside and out. Already a radical departure from AMC's traditional styling, the Javelin received all new sheet metal for 1971. All the changes were not in the looks department either, according to Car and Track host Bud Lindemann the AMC offered many surprises on the… » 9/11/11 4:00pm 9/11/11 4:00pm

1969 AMC Javelin SST

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Somehow, a Javelin has been hiding mere blocks from my house! » 5/15/10 9:00am 5/15/10 9:00am

Minneapolis '73 AMC Javelin SST Was Born In Wisconsin, Doesn't Worry…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Here's an AMC that's beaten the odds and survives on the snowy Minnesota street! » 12/13/09 1:00pm 12/13/09 1:00pm

1973 AMC Javelin for $19,000!

In 1973 the Endangered Species Act became law. Here's a car that would make the list. It's Nice Price or Crack Pipe time again, and we're recalling AMC's entry into the pony car wars. » 3/26/09 9:00am 3/26/09 9:00am

PCH, George W. Romney Edition: 1970 or 1973 AMX?

For reasons that no doubt made sense at the time, the utterly hopeless Cord triumphed over the absolutely impossible Lamborghini in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. After those two high-ticket machines, I figured we should take a look at some good old American muscle, from the Golden Age of V8-powered… » 1/08/08 5:00pm 1/08/08 5:00pm

Junkyard Javelin

During the same junkyard expedition that brought us the Hippie Tercel, I ran across this forlorn '73 AMC Javelin. These things are rare enough on the street, but it's been at least 15 years since I last saw one at a self-service junkyard. Still plenty of parts for the picking, so let's hope other AMCs will live on… » 9/14/07 11:00am 9/14/07 11:00am

Project Car Hell: Zagato or Javelin?

Jalopnik readers- or at least the readers who bother to vote in our polls- have decreed that they'd be crazy enough to take on the awesome Purple Datsun 510 Limo over the slightly less awesome Bugamino in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity matchup. But let's say we're willing to jack up the cost of admission to a Hell… » 8/02/07 5:30pm 8/02/07 5:30pm

'69 Javelin Facilitates Wife-Swapping

This ad, though entertaining, is a little puzzling. Was AMC trying to convince potential Javelin buyers that the cars would be as common as seeds in a typical 1969 lid of reefer? Or that they'd make it easier for married couples to do a little mixing and matching, Kenosha Key Party Style? Sadly, the Javelin never… » 5/23/07 1:30pm 5/23/07 1:30pm

Mr. Holland's Javelin: 1970 AMC Spot

Richard Dreyfuss isn't exactly the first actor we think of when we think "street tough." But apparently, AMC thought enough of him to give him a gig shilling for the '70 Javelin. Somehow, we think we think it's best to keep the Roger Penske/Mark Donahue Trans Am effort in our hearts as the pinnacle of AMC… » 2/26/07 8:45pm 2/26/07 8:45pm

We're Not In Love With Saturday's Children; We're In Love With the…

For Google's sake, that may well be the longest headline we've ever written. This blogging crap is ridiculously wordy work now and then. Regardless, here're a few shots of the Mopar/AMC contingent, who for reasons we do not know, didn't run in Saturday's Trans-Am session at the Monterey Historics. Which, frankly, was… » 8/23/06 9:30am 8/23/06 9:30am

Yes! The Pierre Cardin Interior!

Criminy. We so want one of these. Even if the seller talks about "carberaters," "tacks," "gages," and "distributor mallonies," we'll forgive his or her sub-literacy because this car simply totally fucking rules. Why? Two words: Pierre Cardin. One more: interior. One of the more random options in an era rife with… » 2/16/06 9:10pm 2/16/06 9:10pm