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1974 AMC JavelinReview
Jeff writes:

The Car Of My Dreams 1974 Amc Javelin — Was the car of my dreams.. 304 with 3spd on the floor, had some mild head work done and was painted day glow orange with the T stripe on the hood and it really turned heads. After blowing 3 3.54 rears I put a 2.67 in, it was a pig off the line but it came to life over 30 mph, at 80 it was insane, and the best thing is I got 26 mpg on a road trip.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Usuaual, not common at all like the Nova or the Mustang and many others

Cons: Starters only lasted about 1 year because of the headers

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1974 AMC JavelinReview
Shelley writes:

If You Can Find A Javlin In Good Shape, For Sure Get It ! It's Truly A Classical — This is one car I really miss. With her stock engine, she could take almost any thing off of the line. She had the body of a woman ( kind of like the old sting ray ). It was arm strong steering and crank down windows but I loved the car all the same and wish I still had her today. The body was in great shape as well as the interior and she could turn heads.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: This car is definatly an attention getter and great to drive

Cons: There is no reason to avoid this car at all

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1974 AMC Javelin Review
Hammer663 says:
Loved the car! Ate front tires, drove great! Wish I had kept it now!
vs1976 AMC Matador
1974 AMC Javelin winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 1976 AMC Matador worse.
"Looked like a shark going down the road. That appealed to me cause I was in the Navy on a sub called the Hammerhead!"
Family Car Ranked 1976 AMC Matador better.
"Much bigger inside than the Javelin. I had a growing family and needed more space."
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1973 AMC Javelin Reviews

Hotrod By YBYA4RE

Bought the car with a partner to get it running and move it on to another owner to do the things I am not that familiar with. Ended up replacing the flywheel and harmonic balancer to get the engine s... Read More

1972 AMC Javelin Reviews

1972 Amc Cardin Javelin Is A Sleek Cruiser. By ryanpiercycr

I have owned four Javelins, two of which had Pierre Cardin interiors. In general I like the way the cars handle, though they are better with sway bars. The drivetrain in general for AMC is good and ... Read More

Most People Will Never See One Of These Cars In There Lifetime By Art

well I had a friend who had a 73 amc javelin in high school and is was very quick and i always wanted one at the time I had a 69 mustang and his javelin was always faster then my mustang. this car had... Read More

1971 AMC Javelin Reviews

Amc Javelin: Sporty, Reliable Performance, On The Cheap! By domefolk

What a great car! Cheap to maintain. Fun, and easy to maintain. Not to mention that it drives like a dream. "Gunther" has the SST trim package with the 304. What a great pony car; inexpensive, plug an... Read More

1970 AMC Javelin Reviews

It Was Cool To Drive By johnandrox

not very many of them left, very hard to find in good condition. I will miss not seeing it anymore, but I know it will have a good home and that person will be very proud that it is his car now. Read More

1969 AMC Javelin Reviews

Retro Is Good By Jake

This car is not your average car. This car has amazing quality. It is the perfect car for you. It has a very good price too. This car is very fun to drive around in. Hopefully you think so too. Read More

Fast And Odd No One Knows What It Is By Jacob

12 second car. 360 from an amx built for drag racing. lot of rust in begining. still doing bodywork now. gas mileage about 6mpg its been repaired. 4 speed hurst short throw shifter. burnouts on demand... Read More

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