American Motors, one of the oldest automobile companies in the U.S., was formed in 1954 through the merger of Nash Motors and Hudson Motor Car Company, and in 1987 was acquired by Chrysler.
American Motors produced the Javelin model from 1968 through 1974. The base price for this car was $3,299, and the car displayed here was purchased for $4,350. The AMX originally began as a separate model but was incorporated as an option for the Javelin starting with the 1971 model year.
American Motors achieved record sales in 1972 by focusing on quality and including an innovative 'Buyer Protection Plan' to back its products. This was the first time an automaker promised to repair anything wrong with the car (except for tires) for one year or 12,000 miles.
The Javelin was considered a 'Pony Car' with competition coming from the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. Total production for the Javelin as 22,566 with 4,980 being AMX's in 1974.
The current owner purchased this car new at Grosse Pointe AMC in February of 1974. It currently has 37,700 original miles, all original body panels and interior.