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Javelin Statistics

The AMC Javelin was American Motors Corporation’s “pony car” and built between 1968 and 1974. It was intended to rival other similar cars of the era such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and the Plymouth Barracuda.

The Javelin was considered a competent pony car and the car along with the AMX helped change the image of AMC in the youth market. Road & Track compared the Javelin favorably to its competitors on its introduction in 1968, they described the “big, heavy, super-powerful engine” as “an asset in such a small vehicle”, and the styling as “pleasant.” However, the disc/drum brakes and the non-power-assisted “quick-steering” option were criticized.

1968 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Javelin343ci/280hp8.1 sec15.4 sec @ 93.0 mphCar Life
Javelin390ci/315hp15.2 sec @ 92.0 mpdCar and Driver

1969 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Javelin SST390ci/315hp7.6 sec15.2 sec @ 91.9 mphCar & Driver 3/68

1970 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Javelin SST390ci/325hp7.6 sec15.1 sec @ 91.5 mphCar Life

1971 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
AMX401ci/330hp7.2 sec14.8 sec @ 94.0 mphHigh PerformanceCar
Javelin AMX401ci/330hpn/a14.7 sec @ 92.97 mphMCR 1987 Annual

1972 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Javelin AMX401ci/330hp7.6 sec15.4 secInternet
Javelin401ci/330hp8.3 sec16.1 secInternet

1973 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Javelin AMX401ci/330hp7.7 sec15.5 sec @ 90.0 mphMotor Trend 7/73

1974 Javelin

PerformanceEngine0 to 60Quarter MileSource
Cuda360ci/160bhp9.4 sec16.4 sec @ 100.3 mphEstimate


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