1969 AMC Javelin SST

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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!

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Illustration for article titled 1969 AMC Javelin SST

Even in Alameda, AMCs have become depressingly scarce. Prior to today's car, we've seen this Ambassador wagon, this AMX, and this Pacer. Other than the SC/Rambler and the Marlin, the late-60s Javelin may be my favorite Kenosha product, so finding this survivor really made my day.

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Illustration for article titled 1969 AMC Javelin SST

This car came with a 290-cube V8, but there's no telling what sort of swap madness has taken place since it rolled off the assembly line. 343? 390? 401?

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SagarikaLumos
SagarikaLumos

These bear a lot of resemblance to Aston-Martins of the time in the very good way. I don't think that the market of the time realized what a gem the AMX/Javelin were.