1968 AMC Javelin

1968 AMC Javelin

JAVELIN — (SIX/V-8)- SERIES 70 — The new Javelin filled the slot vacated by the unsuccessful Marlin. It was American Motors Corp.'s entry into the pony car market that Ford created with the Mustang in 1964. The car was 189 inches long and on a 109-inch wheelbase platform. Power came from either the 232-cid six or the 343-cid V 3 in standard form. Styling characteristics included a split grille with black-out treatment and form-fitting bumper; single, square headlamp housings integrated into fenders; round parking lamps integrated into the bumper (below headlights); clean-lined body with smooth-flowing lines and a semi-fastback roofline with wide, flat sail panels. The profile exhibited a ‘venturi’ silhouette. A full-width rear bumper; horizontal rectangular taillights and a blackout rear panel treatment characterized the rear. Javelin chrome signature scripts were seen in the left-hand grille insert; on ...

 

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