1970 Rambler Javelin

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Mileage 
    70 028 mi / 112 700 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    XK20869
  • Lot number 
    140
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1970 Rambler Javelin
Year: 1970
Make: Rambler
Model: Javelin
Body: 2-Door Coupe RHD
Odometer: Indicating 70,028 miles
Engine: 390ci V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Red/Black
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Powerful 390ci V8 engine paired with an Auto Transmission
- Luxury and performance
- Original Owner's Manual
- Low production numbers
- Very Rare

The Rambler Javelin of 1970 was headlined as one of the toughest looking vehicles on the market and a true milestone for AMC. Featuring a newly designed facelift, it stood separate to its previous releases to shed its economy car image and appeal to a more youthful, performance-oriented market.
The front end had been redesigned with a longer hood with a wide twin-venturi front grille and new rear end with full-width taillamps. This was a one-year-only design making them a very rare sight on Australian roads.

The Australian Javelins only came with top trim levels and features that included the powerful 6.4L 390ci V8 engine boasting an impressive 325Hp. Paired with its factory 3-speed automatic Shift Command and Twin Grip limited-slip rear differential that offered performance, comfort and luxury.

Having had an older respray in its original Signal Red and fitted with period correct Dragway 5 spoke wheels offering a tough muscle car look. Its chrome work has been re-done and presents very well.
On the inside the interior showcases the best of a pre-70's design.
A black vinyl interior finished beautifully over a woodgrain dash and steering wheel and is true testament to how luxurious these examples were.
All these high-end features made the original sales price to be considerably higher than other market rivals such as Holden's Monaro and Ford's GT's resulting in poor sales with only 258 examples produced by AMI here in Australia.

With such low production numbers this makes them a rare and desirable collectable.

Accompanying this vehicle are original registration papers, insurance documents, Javelin brochure as well as the American Motors original owner's manual.

A true icon to its time, this Australian example is a rarity and will make a sound addition in any classic car collection.

Chassis: XK20869

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1319

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