The AMC Javelin was American Motors Corporation’s response to the hot ’60s pony car war.
AMC produced the Javelin from 1968 until 1974, with the AMX model being its sportier variant.
Despite being one of the true, iconic “muscle cars” of its time and standing out in the highly contested market, the Javelin nameplate is often forgotten.
After all, when was the last time you saw one on the road or at your local Cars and Coffee?
But that could all change now with this stunning 1973 AMC Javelin AMX posted for sale on Craigslist in West Columbia, South Carolina.
For around $22,000, you can park this classic American beauty right in your garage – and hopefully, take it out so that others can share in its allure.
Not only is this find special because it’s an AMC Javelin classic muscle car, but it’s just one of 2875 with the unique Pierre Cardin interior.
This Classic AMC Javelin AMX Is Ready To Hit The Road Again
This 1973 AMC Javelin AMX boasts a rebuilt motor, fresh paint, and a number of new parts, including the windshield, floor pans, clutch, fuel pump, rotors, wheels, and more.
On its Craigslist page, the owner included a full laundry list of its parts in an orderly fashion.
So in other words, all this AMC Javelin needs is a new owner to hit the streets again.
At the heart and soul of this AMX is a 360 ci (5.9-liter) V8 engine that pairs up to a four-speed manual gearbox.
It’s one of 3153 built with this setup.
Even with its reduced compression ratios and emissions changes, the 1973 AMC 360 delivered a healthy amount of power and torque.
Popping the hood on this stunner is certainly going to attract some crowds at its next car show.
The engine compartment looks as though it can blind you with its lustrous chrome and shiny new parts.
Being Fashionably Late Has Never Looked This Good
Whether you are into fashion or not, it seems like almost everyone has heard the name Pierre Cardin at one point or another.
After all, he is one of the most iconic avant-garde European fashion designers of all time.
And the Cardin Edition Javelin is arguably the most appreciated of all designed-branded cars of the early era classics.
The seller includes a picture of the VIN and claims that this car is the second plum-painted 360 four-speed Pierre Cardin AMX documented in the Pierre Cardin Javelin Registry.
The interior is quite amazing with pleated upholstery stripes in white, orange, and plum and a matching headliner that gives off a somewhat psychedelic feel.
And surprisingly, the seating in this AMC has held up quite well and still catches the eye despite some natural fading.
From the photos, we see that the cabin also features the claimed factory-original Hurst floor-shifter that gives it that added sporty appeal.
Whether this Pierre Cardin Special is your cup of tea or not, one thing is for sure: this 1973 AMC Javelin AMX is definitely a collector’s item.