In just a quick glance, you can tell that this AMC Javelin isn’t even remotely messing around. A menacing face, a huge hood, and massive fenders wrapped over three-piece HRE wheels. A thousand horses from a 6.2-liter supercharged Dodge Hellcat engine. An opulent gold paint job.
If the American Motors Corporation were around today, it would want you to get out there and drive like a champion.
The Mustang has defined the sporty car (but not sports car) segment in America ever since it debuted in 1964. But it hasn't been the only car in its class.
Back in the '80s, you could pick up a muscle car or a huge, rear-drive American land yacht for next to nothing. Of course people thrashed these things like a beater Nissan.
Ever since we read Ate Up With Motor's history of the Ford Flathead V8, we've been totally hooked on AUWM's take on automotive history.
AMC may be long gone, and Fiat owns the Jeep brand nowadays, but classic AMC ads will never die!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We need more AMCs in this series!
Sure, there were plenty of Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers- not to mention a few furrin jobs in the 2-liter class- roaring around the track in the Historic 1966-74 Trans Am Cars event yesterday, but: red-white-and-blue Javelins and AMXs! The sound of 40 V8s WFO on the track overwhelmed my poor camera's…