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1968 AMC Javelin SST Big Bad Orange

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Item location: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
  • Make: AMC
  • Model: Javelin
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: SST
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 50,395
  • VIN: A8M797T264069
  • Color: Big Bad Orange
  • Engine size: 343 CI
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

AMC Javelin 1968 Description

Selling my AMC Collection. I was hoping someone would have bought them all in the previous "collection" auction, but since they didn't sell as a lot I am now listing them individually. With 4 cars here, there is a lot of information. I took 40 pictures of each car, including undercarriage, and 2 running videos of each car, which will hopefully show you the condition of each reasonably well. The videos can be found on YouTube under "Lane Jackson AMX". That's a friend who took the videos. If you click on his name after opening the first video you will see the rest. The rest of the pictures can be found if you search for Gray's Garage Hibbing MN on google and open our website, that's my shop. You'll be able to find them under the "Used Vehicle Inventory" tab. None of these cars are perfect, they all could use something minor but all do run and drive, and being 40+ years old they all have an occasional rattle, shake, vibration, etc. Remember these aren't 2016 Toyota Camry's people, and they don't ride like one either. That's not to say they aren't very decent cars all around, just please keep in mind they are as old as they are. Likely if you are looking at this listing to begin with you don't even need to be reminded of that, but I figure it doesn't hurt to put it out there. All of them are fairly clean cars, the 2 Big Bad Orange cars needed very minimal body work when painted and the 2 Teal cars with what I believe to be original paint are very solid all around as well, both of which should require minimal body work to put a nice paint job on. All of the glass is good in all of them. Fairly certain I have factory service manuals for all of them, which will go with the sale.
Some will wonder why there isn't an early AMX in the collection. Honestly, because I have never wanted one, I just don't like the chopped back end look - prefer the crisp smooth lines of the Javelin in those years, it just flows so much nicer in the back end (again in my opinion).I will try to describe all of these to the best of my ability, but please review the pictures and videos of each as well. All of them likely have a seep from something, be it transmission, engine, or otherwise, but but none of them have any major leaks. Sitting over the winter I usually see a coffee can size stain under each of them, but I've always wrote that off to age and sealing capabilities back then. I'm selling them because I just don't have time to give them the love and passion they deserve anymore. I wish I did, but I don't, and I've been trying for years to devote more time to them than I have, but I haven't been able to, and that even includes just driving them. It's killing me to see them sit, they need to be driven and enjoyed or put somewhere people can see them and enjoy them. They all are stored indoors all year long. All of the cars are titled in my name and carry clear titles. When comparing my descriptions with other cars listed on here or anywhere else, keep in mind that it is unlikely that any car of this age out there is perfect, whether you are being told that or not. I would rather be as honest as possible and have you be happy with your purchase or have these exceed your expectations rather then the other way around. I've bought a lot cars over the years and know how it feels to think you got taken because the seller wasn't honest, when most of the time I would have bought the car anyway, I just would have planned things different or been prepared for what was wrong, small or large. In total, I have around $65,000 invested in this collection, and fully realize I am going to take a significant loss by selling them. I didn't buy them as an investment, I bought them and did what I did to them because I love these cars, and I'm hoping whoever buys them will be for the same purpose.I can't verify if the mileages listed are original or not on any of them.That being said, here are the details:
1968AMC Javelin SSTVIN: A8M797T264069MILEAGE: 50,395
THE GOOD:I purchased this one from a guy in Alabama a few years ago, drove it home and have since probably put about 150 miles on it. 343 CI V-8 4-Speed (Manual) Car, also wearing Big Bad Orange basecoat/clearcoat. Black interior, can't say for sure what the original color and interior color was but I believe both were as you see them, or they did a very nice job with the jamb work and dye. The previous owner said that the car was originally Big Bad Orange and that the vins match on tag and behind steering box but the drivers door was replaced at one time in its life and has no tag on it. He also said if you lift the carpet you can see the original Big Bad Orange, I never verified this. Paint quality is real close to that of the 1971 above. Was told the restoration was done about 10 years ago. Engine is a mild build with what I assume is a step under the camshaft I have in the AMX. Also has Flowmaster Mufflers, aluminum radiator, Edelbrock Air Gap RPM Intake, Holly 650 carb, MSD Distributor, and Hooker Headers. Runs and sounds great. Rear end is a 3.54 Limited Slip like the 71' with Moser 1 Piece axles as well. Wheels are Torq Thrust D's with decent rubber on them, the black interior is very decent, has new carpet and a good headliner. Manual brakes and manual steering but I have a power steering setup that will be included with the car. 4 wheel drums as originally equipped. According to the previous owner and stickers on the windshield it was on 2 Hot Rod Power Tours, 2006 & 2010.
THE BAD:Has a fair amount of slop in the steering, and more squeaks and such then I would like. Inother-wordsit should probably have the front end rebuilt, and maybe the steering column. I have a factory power steering setup I will include with the car with what should be everything needed to convert it to power. It has a dime sized nick in the drivers quarter panel, appears to be from a previous repair. Aside from that one spot, the paint is very nice. The shifter is a bit tricky, likely a characteristic of that shifter/transmission. This is the only AMC 4 speed car I have owned so I can't say for sure. Thethrow-outbearingoccasionallymakes some noise, and a new one is included. It's not all the time, just randomly on occasion. The door panel inserts and arm rests could use some help as seen in the pictures, but the rest of the interior is very decent. The drivers door handle needs some adjustment (interior), you have to pull it to the end of its travel for the door to open. Cold blooded, like any carbureted car. The passenger seat, only when someone is riding in it, will occasionally release the back access and drop the passenger's back flat down, which can be quitehumeruswhen your the driver. Overall I would rate the exterior an 8/10 and the interior an 8/10.
THE BOTTOM LINE:Mean looking 4 speed rig you can have some fun with and make your passenger hold on while doing it.Overall I would rate the exterior an 9/10 and the interior an 8/10, with the engine compartment and undercarriage an 8/10 as well.
I have put all of the cars back into storage now, so please review the pictures and videos as its about a day process to get them all out and take more pictures etc. Everything you need *should* be there between the pictures and videos. I have described these cars to the best of my ability, if I missed anything I doubt it is anything anyone would consider a deal breaker, but I think I got all the bases covered. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, I prefer eBay messaging as I work a hectic schedule and don't have much time during the week, but if you leave your phone number if its a question I can't answer by message I will give you a call as soon as I can.
Not looking to trade for anything, cash/cashiers check only. Please also see the deposit requirements. I will work with the buyer on the timeline after the sale if needed, but I would like them to get to their new home before the snow flies.
And as always, thanks for looking!

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