1968 AMC Javelin SST, 360 AMC Motor

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:360 AMC Motor, 8 cylinder
Trim:2 door coupe
Number of Cylinders:8
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History: American Motors trailed the Mustang and Barracuda to the ponycar party by nearly four years, but when it finally arrived it did sowith a contender. The 1968 AMC Javelin was designed by Dick Teague andhad clean and understated lines and a big enough back seat for adults,hidden beneath a swooping tail.
Javelins could be ordered for around $2,500 and outfitted with allmanner of engines, from an economical 232-c.i. 6-cylinder motor to 290-,343-, and 390-c.i. V-8s. Top shelf Javelins were badged as SSTs andincluded reclining bucket seats, wood-grain trim, body cladding, andunique wheel covers. The SST could also be ordered with AMC's biggestmotor of the year, a 315-hp, 390-c.i., four-barrel engine. The 390appeared mid-year, but could only be coupled with a 3-speed manualtransmission or an automatic, which meant that a 343/280 car equippedwith a 4-speed transmission and the Go Package was actually faster.AMC's Go Package included front disc brakes, a heavy-duty suspension,dual exhaust, redline tires, mag wheels, and body stripes.
Car and Driver tested the 1968 class of muscle cars and noted theJavelin was the slowest, though not by much. Around the same time, AMCstarted racing Javelins with Peter Revson and George Folmer, and the carshowed promise. In all more than 55,000 Javelins were sold in 1968.Meanwhile, 235,000 Camaros were sold, 300,000 Mustangs and 45,000Barracudas.

Particulars of this vehicle:
1968 AMC Javelin SST, new paint new interior, mostly original, exceptfor newer 360 AMC motor and a 904 Chrysler transmission with manualvalve body along with updated seats. We still do have the original seatswhich would need upholstering. No rust anywhere, straight lines, solidtrunk and undercarriage. Original steering wheel, dashboard, middleconsole, radio and others. Less than 6,000 miles on engine.

Paint -- Custom, two tone paint ( Burgundy, Black with faded whitestripes down the hood). Engine bay was painted along with underneath thehood. Also the inside of the trunk, trunk lid and jams. Underneath hasbeen painted black. Inside of wheel wells are all black painted.

Body -- Overall very solid car, straight as an arrow, no rust,relatively new paint job about 2 years old. Only issue is the rearpassenger side quarter panel with a slight paint crack. Also, the hoodhas a little ding from where it made contact with the nut for the aircleaner. Eventually the hinges on the driver side will have to bechanged.

Wheels + Tires -- Fairly new tires, 14" 225 70/14's in the back and 19575/14's on the front. Has a great stance. Rims are American Racing rimsand they are solid.

Brakes -- All new brakes, all the way around. Flex hoses are new, allthe hardware is new, new wheel cylinders with drum brakes all around.

Suspension -- All stock suspension but with all new front end partsincluding ball joints, inter and outer tirod ends, drag link, gear boxwas rebuilt. Overall great shape.

Steering -- Original steering system, no power steering. Steering wheel is original.

Engine - 360 AMC motor, headers with Dual exhaust. HEI ignition, 91heads, comp cam, 512/296 lift and duration. 4 barrel EdelbrockCarburetor. Engine has been rebuilt however recently the floats weresticking on the carburetor and the bearings were gas washed, so thisneeds to be fixed by replacing bearings on the crank.

Transmission -- Torque flight 904, rebuilt and has a manual shift valve body. Rear end has 315 gears, posi traction.

Interior -- Interior overall an 8 out of 10 with about 80% originalitywith seats being the exception. Seats have been replaced by anOldsmobile Aurora, however I do have the original seats. Also have theoriginal shift console, however right now there is an Edelbrock slapshifter. Radio is original, AM only, but is not hooked up. Only onespeaker on front dash. No heat or A/C, wipers do not work. It has atachometer, an oil pressure gauge and water temp gauge, new, notoriginal.

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