1973 AMC Javelin AMX
1973 AMC Javelin AMX
- 2 Door Fastback Coupe
- Light Green over Black
- 360cid/220hp 4bbl V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Factory Air Car
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“The 1971–74 Javelin AMX shone brightly in the pony car galaxy” – Hagerty Media, July 2019
Hemmings told a bit more of the second-generation AMX story: “…the tall rear spoiler and meshed grille, were incorporated into the 1971 redesign of the sleek fastback Javelin, thanks to input from racing legend Mark Donohue, who, along with team principal Roger Penske, had rocked the SCCA's Trans- Am racing community by switching to the Kenosha-based brand (Penske also began racing AMC Matadors in NASCAR's top division). Much like the winged Mopar's fender cutouts-and-covers, AMC's enhanced fenders homologated the design for competition, providing more space for meaty racing tires while lowering the front end, which ultimately reduced drag.”
Offered here is a 1973 AMC Javelin AMX, one of 5,707 produced for that model year. The car sports a professional-quality respray in medium-green-metallic over black. Showing 85,916 miles on its odometer, it has traveled 85,916 miles in all, or fewer than 1,800 miles per-year on average since it left the Kenosha, Wisconsin AMC factory. The AMX's VIN is decoded below and verifies the original engine and drivetrain.
The exterior metallic, medium-green paint displays excellent shine overall and no noteworthy flaws. The finish is smooth and all proper surfaces—including the door jambs and the underside of the trunk lid—were included in the re-spray. The color was an excellent choice as it represents the Seventies zeitgeist even as it nicely highlights the AMX's styling, in particular the fender “humps” and Mark Donohue TransAm-race car-inspired rear-deck spoiler. A black “T-stripe” of the correct period design graces the car's hood. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome bumpers, side mirrors, twin exhaust tips, and AMC-original-design door handles all retain excellent surface shine, and the front blacked-out grille is undamaged. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Badging consists of red-white-and-blue “AMX” emblems in the grille and on the hood, sides, and rear spoiler; a single round Javelin emblem is properly in place below the rear spoiler. Factory-original, styled steel wheels with chrome trim rings and American Motors-branded center caps are mounted with Cooper® Cobra Radial G/T raised-white-letter tires.
Inside, the color theme is all-black. Handsome, diamond-pattern-stitched fabric upholstery covers the stock, high-back front buckets and rear bench, with the same material covering the parcel shelf. Black door trim is accented with a turned-metal-look insert with an AMX emblem. The original, 3-spoke, brushed-metal-trimmed steering wheel with American Motors center emblem frames a driver-oriented, 3-opening instrument cluster; engine monitoring gauges, 140-mph speedometer, and combination tachometer with analog clock, all set in the turned-metal-look panel. Push-pull style operator controls are arrayed on a shelf fronting the cluster. A Sherwood® audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location above slide-lever controls for the heat and factory air-conditioning. The grab-handle-style shifter for the 3-speed automatic transmission is located on the black center console. Cabin carpeting is also black.
Under the hood, the 360-cubic-inch, 220-horsepower, American Motors 4-barrel-carbureted V8 features added flair from Edelbrock®-embossed, chrome air-cleaner cover and matching valve covers. The engine bay is clean and orderly with all components properly mounted. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight, complete, and undamaged. The custom dual-exhaust system is a visual focal point. Rust-inhibiting coating covers most metal surfaces so signs of rust are virtually non-existent.
The car's factory-mounted identification tags remain in place. A copy of the AMC 1973 Technical Service Manual is included with the car.
While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this ''73 AMX in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
For enthusiasts, the late Sixties and early-Seventies AMC performance cars represent a memorable moment-in-time for the fourth-largest U.S. manufacturer. Red-white-and-blue Javelin and AMX factory track cars proudly carried the corporate banner, earning devoted fans of the brand. AMC wouldn't survive much longer, but the brand's fans still keep its heritage alive, stewarding noteworthy examples like this green machine.
A - Manufacturer: American Motors
3 - Model Year: 1973
C - Transmission: 3 Speed Auto, Floor Shifter
7 - Series: Javelin
9 - Body Type: 2 Door Hardtop
8 - Body Class: Javelin AMX
P - Engine: 360 4V
272169: Production Sequence