If anyone watches the drama-injected TV show Fast ‘N Loud, then you’ll know the owner of the shop, Richard Rawlings, loves green cars. I wonder if he’s checking out this claimed-original Jolly Green AMC Javelin here on eBay. The seller seems quite colorful, which may be the understatement of the year as it relates to his candidness and honesty about how little work he’s done to the car.
For starters, that’s a lot of green! And not in the sense that you’ll be stuffing your pockets with cash afterwards. Quite the opposite, in fact, since this Javelin needs a fair amount of work. Though the car may be an original Jolly Green paint code example, it appears to need the full complement of cosmetic repairs and restoration, from the exterior surfaces to the seat covers. The seller says there have been some disputes as to the car’s true color; anyone agree?
The seller also points out that the car currently doesn’t stop and the front end is very much out of alignment. The motor does run but smokes if you let it idle for too long. Still, at least it runs, though we don’t know if the powerplant is numbers matching. The seller also says due to the car coming from Georgia, there is no title – which I find curious, since the last project I purchased was also from GA and came with a title, despite being over 25 years old.
Among the few things the seller has done to improve the car are new tires, incorrect center caps and a brake master cylinder that doesn’t fit. It will come with a new roll of pre-formed carpeting for the trunk. Overall, I personally dig the paint color but I’m curious as to why the seller calls out those who disagree with him on that particular aspect of the car. Is it a different shade of green? Has it been repainted? I don’t know, but we’d welcome our AMC experts’ thoughts!