If you like the looks of the AMC Javelin, you're going to love this extremely affordable and quite potent 1973 Pierre Cardin example. It's had a ton of work, a big engine upgrade, and is an inexpensive way to join the hi-po dare to be different crowd.
A lot of folks think the Javelin has great, muscular lines, and despite being in showrooms with the 2-seater AMX, it enjoys strong enthusiast support. The flared fenders look particularly aggressive, as does the rear spoiler surely inspired by the Trans-Am race series. The restoration work on this one was nicely done a few years ago and it still looks good enough to garner appreciative glances at the local cruise night, and chances are you'll have the only on in attendance. The Royal Blue paint stands out with a great light metallic look that seems to glow from within when the light is right, and the bodywork underneath is straight and professionally done. The chrome bumpers are excellent, along with the bright rocker moldings and window surrounds, all of which offer a bright shine to contrast with the Royal Blue paint.
Throughout the early '70s, AMC teamed up with a variety of designers to spruce up the interiors of their cars, and Pierre Cardin was selected to give the Javelin some upmarket style. With multi-colored seat covers in black with plum, orange, and white stripes, as well as matching door panels and even a colorful headliner, it was definitely attention-grabbing. The seat covers in this one aren't 100% correct, but faithfully stick to the original design and are probably just as comfortable. AMC must have been looking over GM's shoulder, because the center console houses a horseshoe style shifter that looks awfully familiar but works quite well. The instrument panel is a wrap-around unit with squared circles for the gauges, including a factory tach. A brand-new A/C system was installed recently and works well, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo in the original dash location sounds great. This Javelin also offers a very usable trunk that's completely rust-free and includes a space-saver spare with jack assembly.
Originally powered by a wheezing 304, this Javelin packs some legitimate muscle today with a built 360 cubic inch V8. Topped by an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, it has a great small block snarl and has proven to be virtually bulletproof in the real world. Chrome dresses up the air cleaner and valve covers, and with a set of bright red ignition wires, it's an engine bay you'll enjoy showing. It's also quite nicely maintained showing lots of clean components and zero rust. The transmission is a 3-speed automatic feeding the stock rear end, which offers new axles inside. Long-tube headers and a sweet-sounding dual exhaust system remind onlookers that this is no mere grocery-getter and the brakes at all four corners are brand new. Stylish slotted steel wheels with trim rings are AMC's answer to the Rallys (and Rallyes) from the other guys, and they wear staggered 15-inch BFG radials.
Even if you got the car for free, you couldn't build a Javelin this nice yourself. Registered with the Pierre Cardin Javelin registry, it's an unusual way to enjoy the '70s. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth, TX showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.