Comments - Pony Car Icons, Part 4: AMC Javelin

Published: Jun 01, 2012
Description: Annual sales figures for the big names in pony cars, such as the Mustang and Camaro, numbered in the hundreds of thousands in the mid to late sixties. The cars became legends almost overnight, and it&...
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Taylor Little Jun 03, 2012
2nd favorite pony car.
Jimmy Williams Jun 01, 2012
Chevelle's are still technically a class up though; not pony cars. Couldn't agree more Bill!
Phillip Greene Jun 01, 2012
I wouldnt say boat its not that big, the impalas roadrunners and 300s were the boats
Jordan Smith Jun 01, 2012
The Chevelle was more of a muscle car than a pony car. It was as big as a boat on the road.
Jack Higgins Jun 01, 2012
I love this car. Total badass
Chris Penza Jun 01, 2012
This is an icon but the chevelle isn't?
Drew Storrusten Jun 01, 2012
I almost got a 73 javelin over my 71 mustang, but the guy changed his mind at the last second. Lol. Love them cars a lot!!!!!!
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jun 01, 2012
The wont because the Cuda & Challenger are basically the same
Dillon Dixon Jun 01, 2012
Nice pick carbuzz! Keep 'em coming!
Paul Trahan Jun 01, 2012
Yes!! Truly an unsung hero from this era!
Jimmy Williams Jun 01, 2012
Holy crap I'm so excited you remembered these.
Josh Banning Jun 01, 2012
The title pictures from forza 4
Esam Mohammad Jun 01, 2012
When will you review the challenger !!! It was a great pony car ! And still a great one with the new model .
Description: Of course, that is a debate which could go on for years, but it was still an amazing accomplishment for a car from such a small company to be able to give the heavy hitters from the big three a run fo...
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Michael Davidson Jun 02, 2012
Wow, that a clean ride.
Theo Hubbard Jun 01, 2012
A good looking car but the back is eh. It's a hatchback looking thing. Didn't quite fit the era. Still a very fast car none the less.
Description: This was, quite simply, because they had a good product. AMC didn't have the money to develop several different body styles for the Javelin, and even the idea of a convertible had to be abandoned...
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Christopher Bryant Jun 01, 2012
Yes, they had 2 different slant 6 options.
Zeus Mocha Jun 01, 2012
I think there was more than one six cylinder option, not sure either though.
Mark A. Young Jun 01, 2012
Back then, for was not that much. Mopar had a 6 cylinder, the 318 V8, the 340 V8, the 383 V8, the 426 Hemi V8, and the 440 magnum V8. Im not sure of there was more than one six cylinder option.
Paul Lissona Jun 01, 2012
Yah that is ha, two or three is really good also.
Esam Mohammad Jun 01, 2012
4 engines are more than enough !!
Description: The 390-equipped Javelin was once described as "dangerously fast", although it's safe to say that our idea of what is fast has changed a bit in recent years. The car was fast though, an...
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Clint Edwards Jun 01, 2012
Trust me, manual steering, no power drum brakes on all corners, and floaty suspension, you'd be surprised how fast 70mph feels
Description: This included finishing third place in the series, despite having an all-new car and very little in the way of time and money to prepare it for racing duty. This came as a surprise to everyone, and se...
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Description: The AMX ceased to be a separate two-seat model in 1971, and became instead a performance trip level for the Javelin. This meant that, among the ten different engines offered for the new Javelin, there...
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Taylor Little Jun 03, 2012
Look at that godly splitter.
Rocky Rocker Jun 01, 2012
This was an amazing vehicle. Power, looks and purrs like a kitten, with headers. A old friend of mine had one of these beasts, beaten up mind you, but Go. 390HP with extras. When cruzin at 60mph, downshift and chirp those rear Mags. Reminds me like it was last night
Description: As was the case with several other pony cars, the Javelin was discontinued in 1974, amid a huge, but largely unsurprising decline in sales. AMC didn't hold out too much longer after the decline o...
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Description: The history of the Javelin is a sad one, since it is unlikely that we'll ever see such a thing again. Pony cars aren't the kind of thing that can be built by a small car company anymore. Pon...
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Alex Long Oct 24, 2012
One of my favorite's right there
Dillon Dixon Jun 01, 2012
Ive always lived this car. It's so unique and it's instantly recognizable.
Theo Hubbard Jun 01, 2012
Such an interesting little car
Paul Lissona Jun 01, 2012
I like the beetle as you can tell it is from the rear bumper, in front of the red car. Also the white Mercedes behind the red car.
Buddy Robinson Jun 01, 2012
I'll be honest, I've never seen one of these or heard of it before, but I really like it. Looks amazing, especially with those fenders
Clint Edwards Jun 01, 2012
I like these, shame you don't see more of em
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Jun 01, 2012
Its nice but I rather have the AMC Rebel "the machine"
Dillon Dixon Jun 01, 2012
The article said 335hp. This picture looks so good.
Zeus Mocha Jun 01, 2012
Trivia really isn't a question. It's actually more information than it is a question. How much did the 401 javelin put down?
wfdowns Jun 01, 2012
that would not be trivia buddy, that would be a piece of information, trivia is a question
Tegra1 Jun 01, 2012
I will always have a place in my heart for the Javelin,AMX,Matador coupe,Rebel machine and even the Alliance GTA.Here is a little trivia for you all,back in 72 the state of Alabama used a few Javelins w/401 v8 as state police interceptors,how I would like to find one now
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Jun 01, 2012
This one is nice.
Abraham Mendoza Jun 01, 2012
Looks so good, so good.
Dillon Dixon Jun 01, 2012
Those were the days. When a small company could enter racing and win.
Tegra1 Jun 01, 2012
Hail,Mark Donohue
Abraham Mendoza Jun 01, 2012
Woah, look at that!!!
Taylor Little Jun 03, 2012
Why would you take the engine out, it would no longer be the same car. Rebuild and roll.
Phillip Greene Jun 01, 2012
Screw restoring it shoot a flat clear on it throw in a masive v8 and hit the streets barn find syle
Zeus Mocha Jun 01, 2012
Agreed, I would have fun lots if fun restoring this.
Chris O'Brien Jun 01, 2012
love the patina.
Clayton Corley Jun 01, 2012
Best one on here