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

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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!

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RegalRegalia spotted this rare machine on his way to class:

I was walking to class at the U of M through dinkytown, the almost universally student-populated neighborhood, when I saw this beauty. It was the first snow of winter, barring the couple of times it snowed in October, but I think it adds a bit to the menace of the Javelin. This beautiful beast asleep in the snow has the 304 and the SST trim. I know it's a 71-74 because of the incredibly sexy arches, and from what I can find the recessed grill was only on the 74, but what do I know?

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This is the kind of thing I see all the time here in Green Bay, WI. There's the running beaters like this as well as the cars that are left to rot in a yard. Currently there's a '65 Mustang Fastback, a '50 Chevy Panel Truck, a '61 Ford Falcon, a '61 Rambler American Convertible, and a '61 LaDawri Conquest kit car powered by an aluminum Oldsmobile V8 that reside, non-running, near me. There's also a running '49 Chevy Panel Truck, '46 GMC Panel Truck, '67 Camaro, '69 Camaro SS, and a 1961 VW Beetle that live through the winter being driven. An hour away in the U.P., there's a lot more and a whole dealership with rotting, running classics.