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1968 Javelin SST - 43K Original Miles- Unrestored -Super Nice- 343 Hi-Perf- AMC

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Date: 2015-02-08

Steve (from Falmouth MA ) offered usd

Date: 2017-11-10

Keith Andersen (from Breezy Point) offered $10,000.00 usd

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Year:
1968
Mileage:
43,900
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1968 Javelin SST - 43K Original Miles- Unrestored -Super Nice- 343 Hi-Perf- AMC for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.15) based on 486 votes
                                             

 

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This vehicle is owned by Garren Auto Sales 

864-325-7515

Wellford S. C. near Spartanburg 

 

 

1968 Javelin SST

43. 00 Original Miles

Unrestored Original Condition


"Z Code" Typhoon 343 Hi- Compression Engine  



 

  What did AMC say about the Javelin SST…???

     The sales brochure says: 

                 “Does it stand for …. Super Sports Touring???. Super Sonic Transport???…or just sst???  

                                                . Take your pick. ” 

 

 

This is a nice unrestored Javelin.  Only fairly minor things has been done to it to get it back up to show-museum condition.  

It is an original eastern Pennsylvania car with absolutely no rust.



OPTIONS


Z-Code  Typhoon 343cu. in.  Hi-Compression 4 Barrel Engine

(280hp @4800rpm - 365ft lbs. torque@3000rpm - 10. 2. 1 compression)


Power Steering 

Drum Brakes (manual)

Automatic Floor Shift with Console

Exterior Paint is Scarab Gold Metallic

Tan Vinyl Interior

Reclining Bucket Seats are Standard  

Black Vinyl Top

Walnut Simulated Steering Wheel

Rear Bumper Guards

Factory Rubber Floor Mats

Clock

Factory American Motors AM Radio

Day/Night Rear View Mirror

Space Saver Spare Tire


 

 

Condition of this Car:


Since I'm not an AMC guru. some descriptions of originality maybe up for debate to the AMC gurus. but anyone who knows good original cars can clearly judge this car as an unrestored car.  


 The original paint is extremely nice on this car.  It has a few scattered door-like dings that a good PDR man can remove. mostly on the trunk lid around the lock area from slamming. I'll probably have them removed eventually.


The chrome bumpers are all original and exceptionally nice.


The interior is all original; the headliner appears to be factory formed vinyl. it appears to be original. The carpet is original and crude cut in places. a reflection on production line quality- - No repainting has been done on door panels and seats that I can tell. Several different shades reflect the original individual factory installed dash components.


Sometime in it's past. the engine had been repainted Ford blue. I repainted it back to what I believed was the correct color. the detailed engine may look somewhat out of place but I did the best I could.


I installed the black Rally Stripes and I personally made the black hood decals. The car was a painted pinstripe car originally.  The original pin stripes were already 70%

buffed off so I thought the time was appropriate to upgrade to the Rally stripes.


Both quarter panels has had some touch up around the 343 emblem areas. the match is very good but may show up some under appropriate lighting conditions.  I don't see any paint work on the trunk lid or rear valance panel.   


The wheels appear to be era correct Magnum 500s.  Maybe the original owner liked the chrome rims over the rough painted AMC wheels. I don't know.  I put the Coker Redline Radials on it.


You will notice overload springs on the rear. I have no explanation except it gives a nice raked look. they can be removed though.


The glass is all very nice. windows roll up and down very nicely.  


The engine runs strong. no noises or smoking.


The transmission shifts good.  


I don't know of anything it needs other than driving.  




Uniqueness of this car



Javelin name plate is mounted on glove box instead of center dash.  This appears to have been the location on the earlist built cars.  

There is no Javelin emblem in grill.  From the back side of the grill. it doesn't really appear to have been one there originally so I am not going to add it. it can be added if the new owner wishes so.



 

the following info is of no importance to AMC gurus   


+++ Commonly Overlooked Things About the Javelin +++

 

+ Javelins were originally built to compete with Chevy Camaros. Ford Mustangs and Plymouth Barracudas……not to compete with the 2 seat cars as the AMX was +    

+ The average family could not drive AMXs and Vettes. they needed more interior room and truck space.   The Javelin was AMCs answer.  plus they were available with a nice assortment of 4 different V8 engines to choose from. the Hi-Performance engines including the Typhoon 290cu. in. 4 barrel and the notorious Typhoon 343cu. in Hi-Compression 4 barrel engine.   I know for a fact  these cars were faster than they were given credit for because I fell pray to one of these wolf-in-sheeps clothing granny Javelins back in the 70s +

+ They did really well in NHRA because of their horse ratings.    For you unbeknowing Chevy. Ford and Mopar guys. (and I'm a Mopar guy). you better be running at your best when you pull up beside one of these AMCs or you will be trailering back home.    

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Engines 

There were 2 different 343 engines as stated upon the VIN plate and Engine Plate:

(confusing because the VIN and Engine tag uses 2 different lettered codes)


The 390 was an AMX option. not Javelin in 1968


The standard "S Code" 343-2 barrel engines with compression ratio of 9. 0. 1.


The Hi-perf "Z Code" 343-4 engines with compression ratio of 10. 2. 1.


 …. this one is factory equiped with the 380hp  343-4 as stated on the valve cover tag (Z code)

 and VIN plate (T code)+ 


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All information and codes were gathered from Eddie Stakes website at: 

planethoustonamx. com

(Exhaustive amount of useful information)


 

+++ In Defense of Javelins +++

 

+ I've had it to a couple of car shows.   AMC people and fans are split concerning the growing popularity of these cars.   Mopar fans went through the same growing pains back during the 90s when the Cudas and Challengers went ballistic.     AMC gurus that has seen this car respect and love it. they are glad to see the AMCs are finally gaining the recognition and  respect and growing in value….  armatures on the other hand suppresses the modern day popularity and increasing values…. which I also understand……. I've even had cheap shots like. “He must think he has an 390 AMX for sale for that price”.   For those people.  I would love to by an equivalent unrestored original  390 AMX for the same money I want for this car.   Besides. for a high quality restoration that will equal the caliber of this original car. it is common knowledge that you will spend in excess of 20K… and 30K isn't out of the ballpark…. not to mention what you already have in the car… and you will never have the driving quality of an original low mileage car. plus you will never have a true original car again.   You have to face it. a lot of muscle car enthusiast are getting tired of the run of the mill GM. Ford and Mopar ditto-dittos.   It is only natural that AMCs card would have to be eventually pulled. and we are now there +  

 

+ It is also common knowledge that Javelin SSTs do not get the respect and pull the prices that AMXs do. if that remains to be the case. I will be very happy to just keep this little beauty in my own collection because it is just the kind of a car you never get tired of looking at.   But if anyone is a serious AMC collector. I would love to see it go to his collection + 


 

 +++ A Personal Note about this Car +++

 

+ To begin with. I am offering this Javelin SST for sale to the highest reasonable bidder.   If it doesn't sale here. my feelings will not be hurt.       This is too rare of a find in AMC to give away.    You can find Camaros and Mustangs everywhere all day long…about a 10 zillion to choose from on eBay along.     It is even hard to find an original AMC Javelin at an AMC meet that compares to this one +

 

 

+++ The Finale' +++ 

+ Like I said. if anyone is a serious AMC collector. they know how hard these cars are to find in original unrestored condition like this one.  

  This car will make any collector a nice addition to their collection + 


 

++ About Myself ++

+ I've been an avid Mopar collector and a bonded dealer for over 35 years and I still love these old original survivor cars.  So please feel reassured to bid or contact me through email or


 phone if you have any further questions +


+And please feel free to check us out at +


+ GARRENAUTOSALES +

 

 

+ Bid with confidence.   I'm a bonded dealer and been in business for over 40 years.  I deal mostly with older Mopar cars and classics +

 

+ If you have a feedback score that is lower than 3. please give me a phone call before trying to place a bid +

 

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+ If you are seriously interested. don't hesitate to call me for negotiation +


+ Gary  864-325-7515 + 

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+ This car is located near Spartanburg. South Carolina +

 

 

+ This vehicle is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early +

 

 

+++Thank You so Much for Your Bid+++++

 

 

Upon completion of the auction I would expect to hear from the buyer within the first day after the auction ends for payment scheduling and shipping arrangements.    I have a trust worthy friend who can possibly deliver securely and enclosed anywhere in the continental USA.

Happy Bidding!!!



  

 ENGINE TAG CODES

909Z07

(9) 1967

(09) September

(Z) 343 Typhoon 4 Barrel

(07) 7th day


 VIN CODES

A8C797T114870


(A) AMC      (8) 68      (C) Automatic w/floor Shift

(7)1st Digit of Serial #    (9) 2 Door Hard Top Cpe   (7) Trim Level - SST 

(T) 343 4 Barrel     (114870)Sequential # and plant (Kenosha)


  

Door Data Plate

CODES


 Body – 006697 – You tell me

Model 6879-7 -  (68)  1968 (797 ) Javelin SST (8954 produced as far as I can tell)

Trim - 832-E    -  (Tan Vinyl Reclining seats)

Paint   -  52-A (Scarab Gold Metallic)

E006748:   ? 

 

 

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