Other related suspension pieces were also acquired through specialty manufacturers who were also building performance parts for Ford. I wound up in Idaho. The car currently shows just under 10, 800 miles on the odometer, representing what is believed to be 110, 650 miles. But, other than that, what do you think of this car? During her restoration, the 360 wide web unmarked factory engine was fully rebuilt to stock configuration except for a Competition 268 H camshaft and valve train with complete K kit resulting in an incredibly high torque curve from 2200-5000 rpm range. To show the rarity of The Trans am Javelin of only 100 units made. This will be one to watch.
Flanked by red-white-blue bulls eye emblems the front fender emblems were moved to the base of each C-pillar. His Javelin, which was owned by a collector for nearly 30 years, shows 21,000 miles. New door panels were also included. The Javelin's instruments and controls were set deep in a padded panel, with the rest of the dashboard was set well forward, away from the passenger. Come see it in person its simply amazing! Only 2,501 were built in Kenosha, hich exceeded homologation rules by one. Javelin's sales creped along during the early 1970's but by 1974 production ceased. In nine races the duo scored seven wins and captured the Trans Am Series Championship.
And it all started because Labar needed a car to get to and from the church for his own wedding ceremony. The standard suspension was comprised of coil springs and unequal-length wishbones in the front and semi-elliptic leaf springs and sold axle in the rear. Previously only available with the optional Go Pack package, units with four-speed manual transmissions utilized a Hurst linkage as factory-installed equipment. Unfortunately there wasn't capacity to fit the components to the unibody on the '69 assembly line, so Ron had to incorporate them into the cars once they arrived in his shop as bodies in white. It was a downward spiral. Another new feature this year was the 'power blister' hood, which featured two large openings as part of a functional cold ram-air induction system that was also included with the 'Go Package' option.
Any of these transmissions can be rebuilt with ease by specialists. Trunk is well detailed as well with a nice original wheel and tire for the spare. The owner provides a nice collection of clear and detailed photos, and the car is absolutely rock solid. About 90% of the parts and components came in crates from the United States. Instrumentation featured a 0—8,000 rpm that now matched the in style. A Hurst floor shifter came with the BorgWarner T-10 four-speed manual transmission.
Total productions numbers for 1969 peaked at 40,675 units. In both the 1971 and 1972 seasons the Javelin's driven in the Trans-Am snatched the racing title for American Motors. First Watt's link rear suspension was developed before the front anti-dive modifications were next. Complete book of collectible cars: 70 years of Blue Chip auto investments 1930-2000. Alabama Department of Public Safety. It has a complete all original sheet metal car nothing was replaced zero rust anywhere. With five coats on there, the paint was getting kind of thick! The doors were also made stronger to comply with new U.
Javelin production meanwhile reached a second-generation high of 27,696 units. Factory options included power drum brakes with manual transmission, power steering, heater, passenger's side remote mirror, remote controlled driver's side mirror, custom sport wheels and rear bumper guards. Trunk and floorpans should also be inspected. The discontinuation of the central rear reflector in favor of the back-up light resulted in the addition of a fourth Javelin emblem placed on the right corner of the trunk lid. There is no spoiler present on this car. A choice of 6 colours were available, exclusive to Europe: White, Cherry Red, Bahama Yellow, Pacific Blue, Bristol Grey, and Irish Green.
I know these are rare, but, for me, the price is just too high. Of the 28210 1970 Javelins made I bet less than 1000 remain. The manufacture of the parts was then contracted to Central Stamping. The air blows cold, the engine runs smooth and does not get hot. The performance model also received a stainless steel mesh screen over the standard Javelin's deep openings per Mark Donahue's instructions.
No side vent windows were available. However, the owner is trying to fix this as time permits, so with any sort of luck, it might be a goer again fairly soon. When he acquired the 1969 cars, Penske found that Ron Kaplan had already done considerable work with suspension, but he felt that the front suspension could still be further developed. In addition to manufacture in , Javelins were assembled under license in Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Venezuela, as well as Australia — and were marketed globally. Optional on the pony car was a three-speed 'Shift-Command' automatic transmission with a center console-mounted gear selector. Interior too is in excellent condition.
Produced in two generations, the Javelin continued on until 1974, from 1968 through 1970 and from 1971 through 1974. Except for the lack of intake porting, these heads were same units used in the Go Pack engines. During its introductory year, 55000 examples were produced. Optional Ventilair Vinyl seats are soft, but offer a surprising amount of support. Some late-production cars came with hoods made from steel. The definite inclusions were the tach and a floor console.