This large quantity makes sense for the very high volume cars such as 57 Chevys, Mustangs, and Camaros but very little else. Small sliding quarter windows enhanced interior ventilation; behind were vertical vanes angled at 45 degrees to give a measure of privacy without obstructing vision. Late model year production received a hood over the instrument panel directly in front of the driver. These companies have sold early production samples, rejects, and incomplete parts. The left mirror includes the hardware needed for installation on a car that did not have a remote mirror originally.
Factory price is unknown, as you could get these de-optioned, or heavily optioned, which of course, would also affect weight. The engine power changes from 1971 to 1972-74. They drove 2,897 miles 4,662 km in 37 hours and 48 minutes at an average of 77. In spite of this value and enthusiastic initial reception by automotive media and enthusiasts, sales never thrived. Instrumentation featured a 0—8000 rpm tachometer that now matched the speedometer.
The sales manager at Thoroughbred at the time and local racing legend, Ronald Hunter, raced a Piranha at the and other events. Korf of Wyoming, Michigan and was delivered May 25, 1971. The car has 58k original miles and has been meticulously maintained throughout the longstanding ownership. They were mildly resembling the first two model years, but the changes were different enough to be a separate design for 1970. Some late-production cars came with hoods made from steel. No leather available in blue 033. The Javelin was on target for younger market segment.
The shop installed exhaust headers, eight-quart oil pans, oil coolers, hi-rise intake manifolds, racing camshafts with solid lifters and stronger springs, and larger carburetors. Javelins got an optional Pierre Cardin interior package with silky black countoured seats, white, purple and red stripes flowing across them, continuing up the door panels and around the headliner. Also it had to be polished very carefully or the accent lines and crisp corners would be buffed away. Standard engines were a 232 cu in 3. Rear side glass was fixed, but B-pillars were absent. In a world where shipping a small package can cause numerous headaches, the thought of shipping an automobile across the country, or even the world, can seem intimidating.
Stock wheels and tires were replaced by wide magnesium racing wheels and Goodyear racing tires. These handles are a complete assembly including gaskets ready to install on your door. In 1970, Mark Donohue and the Sunoco Racing Team dumped their Camaros to race Javelins. A new 401 cubic inch engine, with a four-barrel carburetor, was optional across the board, replacing the 390. Additional standards set by the U. The car pictured here was at the Chicago Auto Show courtesy of DriveChicago.
A comparison road test of four 1970 pony cars by Popular Science described the Javelin's interior as the roomiest with good visibility except for a small blind spot in the right rear quarter and the hood scoop, while also offering the biggest trunk with 10. The original armrests were made of multiple parts and filled with foam that soon caused the outer skin to separate and peel from the structure. Some late production 1971 rental cars got the Torqueflite a little bit ahead of the general market. Only our mirror kits come complete with the proper gaskets, hardware, templates, and instructions for a correct installation in the correct location. The , such as the 290 cu in 4. The continued, but upgraded to new heads with 51 cc 3.
Often these dealers had to split the high cost of tooling to have some of these parts manufactured. The interior received new door panels and upgraded carpeting. Available in black but it can be painted correct interior color with proper preparation. The first prototype was prepared by Dave Puhl's House of Kustoms in Palatine, Illinois. In the last few years we supplied many samples and application information to get these harnesses reproduced.
This back seat folds into the trunk space and the rear window flips down, but these are not fully weatherproofed designs. For 1968 thru 1974, this code would be 8 for 68, 9 for 69, 0 for 70, 1 for 1971 and so on. A further invisible change came with new standards mandating stronger doors capable of withstanding 2,500 pounds 1,134 kg of impact for the first 6 inches 152 mm of crush. It evolved into a premium High-Performance edition of the Javelin. The concept car was repainted light metallic blue with red striping to match the interior. Archived from on 14 August 2014.
Australian Muscle Car 22 : 60—68. It was a close second to the Camaro in ride comfort, while the 360 cu in 5. The functional cowl-induction fiberglass hood was no longer available for 1974, and the output to the 401 cu in 6. The car, currently owned by Mark Melvin who purchased it from Dorian in 2010, was featured in an episode of. Archived from on 21 July 2011.