Rarely do we find a barn find that’s had maintenance performed to it while being in storage, but the ones that have are usually in the best shape. This beautiful AMC Javelin SST was well kept throughout its life, even during an almost 20 year stay in a barn in Iowa. This well maintained 1968 AMC Javelin SST can be found in Costa Mesa California here on eBay with a BIN of $11,999 and a starting bid of $1,968.
This Javelin has bounced around a bit, but has been well maintained and driven little throughout its life. From the barn in Iowa, it moved to a garage in Illinois in 1984, were it stayed for only a few years and gained very few miles. In 1986 the car was sold to a private collection in Ohio. In 2006 the current owner bought the car and moved it to California. The car is showing 16,000 original miles and looks and drives great.
The interior in this car is in amazing condition and has the rare optional Black Strata Stripe seat inserts. The seats have new foam, but the upholstery is original and looks excellent. The dash and counsel look like new and all the original gauges are in working order. This might be one of the best looking AMC interiors we have ever seen.
This Javelin is powered by a 290 V8 that produces about 220 hp and 285 lbs. of torque. The engine and transmission are numbers matching and just recently had a complete service, including new belts. The car has also had a new exhaust installed and should sound fantastic. We only wish this car had come with the optional 383 or 390 V8.
This car is in immaculate condition with only a few small surface rust spots on the undercarriage. The paint looks great, but is an older re-spray, as does the chrome work and trim. We think the Javelin SST was often underappreciated and deserved more attention than they received. The only bonus of these cars being overlooked is they are typically more affordable today then the pony cars they competed with in the ’60s and ’70s.