Javelin SST

Project 1970 AMC Javelin SST 390 CID V8

American Motors was caught flat-footed by the pony-car phenomenon. Known for economy cars more accomplished at hauling families than laying rubber, AMC knew it had to carve out its share of the market quickly. Dick Teague’s styling department launched… more»

3-Speed Manual: 1972 AMC Javelin SST

In the 1970s, American Motors faced the same problem as the other manufacturers of “pony cars” were experiencing: declining sales. The slowdown in demand for muscle cars rubbed off onto that sector and it was enough for both AMC… more»

1 of 465 Big Bad Blue! 1969 AMC Javelin SST

American Motors joined the “pony car” wars in 1968 with the Javelin and it would be produced over two generations and seven years. During its early days, the car could be ordered in one of three wild colors, similar… more»

360 V8 Pony Car: 1971 AMC Javelin SST

The Javelin was AMC’s entry into the fast-growing “pony car” market in 1968. The car would only enjoy one redesign in 1971 before American Motors would exit that space in 1974. One of the changes in ’71 would be… more»

First Year Example: 1968 AMC Javelin SST

April 17th, 1964, is the day that Ford created a monster. That was when it lifted the covers from its new Mustang, started a sales frenzy, and created a new market niche, the pony car. Every manufacturer looked enviously… more»

Original 390 V8: 1970 AMC Javelin SST

The AMC Javelin SST is the hidden hero of the classic world. With the right engine under the hood, it can match more popular models like the Mustang, Camaro, or Chevelle, but it has failed to generate the same… more»

Stored For 40 Years: 1969 AMC Javelin SST

After spending four decades parked in a barn, it would be fair to expect that any classic ar would require plenty of TLC to recapture its lost youth. This 1969 AMC Javelin SST is no exception, but its next… more»

31k Mile Running Project: 1971 AMC Javelin SST

Like the Dodge Challenger, the American Motors Javelin would be relatively short-lived in the burgeoning pony car market. While the AMC product was built two years longer than the Dodge, both wrapped up in 1974 as an indicator that… more»

Extra Parts Included: 1972 AMC Javelin SST

I’ve long admired AMC because it was a company that seemed to achieve some great things on a shoestring budget. Admittedly, it produced a few horror stories along the way, but the 1972 Javelin SST wasn’t one of them…. more»

Desert Barn Find: 1972 AMC Javelin SST

The Javelin was American Motors’ entry into the “pony car” arena in 1968. Like most AMC products, it trailed Ford, GM, and Chrysler in sales, although in 1972 AMC did build more Javelins than Plymouth with the Barracuda or… more»

Big Bad Blue: 1969 AMC Javelin SST

Some classic cars tick more of the right boxes than others, but this 1969 AMC Javelin SST ticks some good ones. It features a healthy V8 under the hood, a recently refurbished interior, and one of the most desirable… more»

Desert Find: 1972 AMC Javelin SST

American Motors joined the “pony car” race in 1967 with its Javelin (and the AMX, but that was more of a GT-style muscle car). The Javelin would soldier on across two generations before AMC retired the car in 1974… more»

Mark Donohue Edition: 1970 AMC Javelin SST

To take advantage of their signing famed racers Roger Penske and Mark Donohue to their Trans-Am program in 1970, AMC built 2,501 versions of a street Javelin as a special edition. The car could come in any color and… more»