What isn’t there to love about Pony cars? They offer great looks, lots of power, and good performance, but sadly they also are typically pricey. The AMC Javelin might be one of the most underappreciated Pony cars, which means these great cars can usually be had for a bargain. This 1969 AMC Javelin SST is a survivor car and has only seen 28,000 miles. It can be found in Lake Grove, NY or here on eBay.
AMC offered several engines in the Javelin, all the way from a 232 straight six up to a 390 cui V8. This car has the smallest V8 that was offered, the 290 cui. The 290 produces a respectable 220 hp and allowed the Javelin to reach a top speed of 100 mph. This engine might not be the most powerful, but it sounds great and its bullet proof.
The SST option added several comfort and appearance features to the car, such as reclining front seats, wood grain trim, and a sportier steering wheel. This car’s interior looks nice and we love the white and plaid upholstery. It just needs a good cleaning and an owner to enjoy it.
This car looks great, but would be more desirable in one of the “Big Bad” colors or if it had the Go Package. However, if you are just looking for a solid driver to enjoy on a budget, this car would be the perfect choice. The heating and cooling systems are the biggest issues we see with this car, but it could still be driven enjoyed as is.
If your still not sold on the Javelin, check out this AMC ad from 1969. By the end of it we are sure it will have you wanting a Javelin, or maybe just a yacht to go Go-Go dancing on with all your friends. Special thanks to Scot C for sharing this find.