Attached to the V8 is a 3-speed automatic transmission with a floor shifter. This inspired the Torino to take on the young upstart. But I figured the factory guys knew better so I didn't drive at a constant speed, no wide-open throttle applications, etc, for the first 500 miles. Well, my lust was answered by the brand spanking new 1968 Javelin. I got up my nerve and called Dad one day from the base. V-8, through the 245-hp and 285-hp, 360-c.
I have no explanation except it gives a nice raked look. I wonder if Dad ever actually took a taxi anywhere? Before the cops arrived, we concocted a story that someone going the other way turned in front of me and I had to jam on the brakes then spun on the wet street. Remember these aren't 2016 Toyota Camry's people, and they don't ride like one either. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. However, in its day the car sold in respectable numbers, regularly outselling both the and that are popular with collectors today.
The tires are in decent shape with no dry rot to be seen. Big block Camaros were King of the Street. To keep the cost down, I kept the car bare bones. There was no more joking about the Rambler at work after that. I adjusted it so it would open at less airflow and I would deal with bogging on my own. From the barn in Iowa, it moved to a garage in Illinois in 1984, were it stayed for only a few years and gained very few miles.
This Javelin has bounced around a bit, but has been well maintained and driven little throughout its life. Department of Commerce, Office of the Publication Board 1974. It was a downward spiral. You have to face it. The engine compartment is very clean and tidy. My plan was to put it back to that combination due to the rarity of all things combined.
I would love to see it go to his collection + +++ A Personal Note about this Car +++ + To begin with. A single magazine advertisement, featuring the winning race drivers and Roy Woods, promoted the special package. All the same, an early, documented 343 Go-Pack car, or one with the 390 and 401 mill is a great choice for a buyer in search of cheap fun. Despite this, no Ram Air system was ever offered for the car, at least at a factory level. Camaros were just coming out but were a little unrefined at this point but were about to be greatly improved. Javelins equipped with the 401 cu in 6. He reported that the brake guy didn't balance the brakes very well because he needed to do a hard stop somewhere and the car spun into a ditch.
I came to a clear straight stretch and nailed it. The Go Pack version of this engine took the car to its zenith in terms of performance. Upgrades I always used to tinker with my cars and the Javelin was prime meat. The paint is accented by two center white stripes that were professionally painted on and look fantastic. Through the fall of 1969 and into the winter, Penske used the no. We only wish this car had come with the optional 383 or 390 V8. The car was the recipient of a high quality, professional paint job, finished in the correct color of Rally Green Metallic and we are hard pressed to find imperfections! Cars of the Sensational '60s.
It was a long two months before we got back to Norfolk. This assembly presents well and will enhance your restoration. I think the first thing I added was a nice Sun Super Tach. The poster had My Car. The ship was due to leave in January for a 5 month deployment. They offered to give me credit for it and I could buy it later and put it in myself. I don't know how he got back there but his seat was ripped from it's tracks.
For a car of its age it looks great, drives great and runs great. The engine and transmission are numbers matching and just recently had a complete service, including new belts. We talked car talk at lunch and taunted each other. The seller notes that some bigger items still need to be done, including the need for new brakes, tires, mufflers, and weather-stripping. At the next light he pulled up, said he missed a shift and we should do it again. The carpet is original and crude cut in places. Alabama State Police officials felt that if they couldn't beat 'em under the rules, then they would change the rules.
The cop accepted our story but gave us the strong impression he really, in his heart or hearts, didn't believe a word of it. The Javelin was redesigned in 1971, growing slightly bigger and donning exaggerated wheel arches and a longer hood. The ridged top is specific to this assembly and is nice. This Javelin actually began life as a 1970 model, but was updated to 1971 sheetmetal. Regular Javelins came standard with the excellent 232 cid six. One night for fun I uncorked the headers and took Karla for a quick ride in the boonies.