Though neighbors and competitors will probably curse the arrival of this 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am Tribute, the good news is the next owner won’t hear them. This has everything to do with the 450hp AMC V8 underhood and the massive exhaust system that tumbles out just underneath the doors. According to the seller, the car was constructed as a tribute to the massive and successful endeavors of both Roger Penske and Mark Donohue. Donohue, in particular, transformed AMC’s reputation on and off the track by turning the Javelin into a fierce competitor and consistently driving the car into victory circle. The real 1971 Javelin is now a near million dollar car but this Javelin contains many of the same tricks and visual cues for a far smaller price. Photos show the exhaust to be recessed into the floorboards as on the Penske car and the window-pillar air scoops look the part as well. Fenders have been rolled and radiused to accommodate large Goodyear rubber on Minilite racing wheels and each corner also boasts four wheel disc brakes. Large anti-roll bars appear front and rear and the accurate single stage paint scheme possesses the same painted-on numbers and NOS decals as used on the original. We’d love to know more about the build and whether or not the specifics are vintage racing legal. Provided the car is vintage legal, we’d immediately take it to track and join in the Trans Am fun. Find the Javelin for sale here on eBay with the reserve not yet met at $35,000.
Red, White & Loud – 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am
July 18, 2012 by Leave a Comment