1969 Javelin

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1969 Javelin

Post by 73Ranchero » Fri 07 Jun 2013, 13:31

Was reading the posts on the forum, when I remembered often seeing a Javelin in Johannesburg. Never knew what car it was and still wondering about it. Anyone on here have one ?
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by 73Ranchero » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:16

Hey, 40 of you guys looked at it , with no response. Doesn't anyone on here know these cars? Here is another angle and a nice girl to help jog your memory. :lol:
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by IndianaJones » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:22

I know of at least one in Cape Town

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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by Burnthosetyres » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:35

It was made by AMC not many in SA but have seen a couple for sale & in SA Hot Rods if I Remember correctly.
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by Tony69 » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 19:08

I've seen five of them in jhb.
My granfather had one when it was new.

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Post by ZA Perana » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 21:49

IndianaJones wrote:I know of at least one in Cape Town
I also know of one in CT.
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by RASSIE » Mon 10 Jun 2013, 07:30

I had 2 Javelins. One with a 289 and one with a 343. Nice cars. My other 2 AMC cars was a 68 Ambassador and a 74 Matador. I still got 2 Javelin door handles.
Very nice cars with a Ford bolt pattern. 114 x 5 stud and a Trans Am P/S steering box. A mix of Chevy and Ford. Very rare cars.
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by 73Ranchero » Mon 10 Jun 2013, 09:07

8O A mix of Ford & Chev ? How did that work? They have a good shape, as far as muscle cars go. Was it an aftermarket or something like the Puma hibrid?
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by RASSIE » Tue 11 Jun 2013, 06:33

From Wikipedia.
(American Motors Corporation (AMC) was an American automobile company formed by the 1954 merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company. At the time, it was the largest corporate merger in U.S. history.)

They made many models!! Some bad looking. :(
In 1968, AMC finally emerged as a legitimate muscle car contender.

That year the company introduced two new performance offerings: the Javelin and a truncated variant called the AMX. The Javelin was a much better attempt at cracking the pony car market than the Marlin, and the two-seat AMX was a new sort of animal altogether.

Both cars were available with 290-, 343-, or 390-cid V-8s, with the 390 pumping out a respectable 315 bhp. Cars equipped with the 390 were generally good for high-14-second quarter-mile times, putting AMC in the thick of the muscle car battle.

However, the Javelin and AMX were not the only AMC performance offerings. In 1969, AMC worked with shifter manufacturer and specialty-car builder Hurst to produce the 390-powered SC/Rambler. It followed that up in 1970 with the Rebel Machine, which packed a 340-bhp 390. When the Rebel was retired, the 1971 Hornet SC/360 took its place as AMC's low-buck muscle car.

AMC's biggest-displacement performance engine arrived for 1971: a 401-cid V-8 rated at 330 bhp. The 401 was the top option for that year's new, larger Javelin, as well as the AMX, which ceased to be a separate model and became part of the Javelin lineup. Real AMC performance faded as the 1970s progressed, but the Javelin/AMX soldiered on with a low-compression, 255-bhp 401 for a few years. When the Javelin ended production after 1974, AMC's performance personality died along with it.
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Re: 1969 Javelin

Post by 49Shoebox » Mon 12 Aug 2013, 08:33

I had one of those, then i married her.... what a F up.... as for the AMC never really liked them hey.
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