Monday, May 23, 2016

Weird and Wonky American Cars - AMC makes the list 3 times...

Weird and Wonky American Cars

1970 AMC Gremlin

1975 AMC Pacer

1979 AMC Eagle Wagon

also...

1957 Rambler Cross Country

1974 Bricklin SV-1 (some had AMC engines)

Monday, April 11, 2016

10 Great Car Names That (mostly) Lost Their Luster

10 great car names that (mostly) lost their luster | Fox News



AMC AMX
Musclecar buffs fondly remember the AMX, the
short-wheelbase, two-seat version of AMC’s Javelin ponycar. After
cancelling the AMX, AMC moved the badge to the 1971 Javelin performance model.
But a few years after the Javelin ended, AMC pulled its own “Cobra II”
move and made “AMX” a garish dress-up package for the Hornet compact and
then, later, the smaller Spirit (a Gremlin rerun). At least you could
get an optional 304-cube V-8 in ’79. And, get this: Two 1979 AMX’s took
first and second in class (25th and 43rd overall) in Germany’s
Nürburgring 24 Hour race, with Indy racer Lyn St. James and actor James
Brolin among the six drivers.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Starting to wonder...

Maxi is still sitting in storage... alone and cold... I am starting to wonder if I will ever get the chance to save it from being parted out.  As time passes and my financial situation stays the same (BAD), I wonder if perhaps I should try finding it a new home.  My fear is that it will simply be parted out, or someone will cut a hole in the hood and make a hot rod out of it.  It is too rare for all that... though I know sometimes a car simply is too far gone to continue.  Someone with time and space and funds could turn it back into the car it once was, a factory 401 Maxi Blue Javelin, a real sleeper...

Monday, December 8, 2014

AMC JAVELIN: Top 5 Classic Performance Car Steals

(SOURCE:  Top five classic performance car steals | Fox News 12/5/14)

The first-generation Mustang fastback is perhaps one of the best-looking pony cars around. The trouble is they’ve gotten super-pricey. Respectable cars are all well north of $30,000 now. Enter the AMC Javelin, American Motors’ answer to the Mustang. They’re extremely good-looking rear-wheel-drive V-8 performance cars, and like the Mustang, Challenger and Camaro, the Javelin did very well in the SCCA Trans Am race series. While parts are a bit harder to find than those for a Mustang, they sell for less than half the price.