1972 AMC Javelin AMX

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1972 AMC AMX Javelin


American Motors Corporation’s Javelin was the “ponycar” Competitor to the Camaro, Firebird, Mustang, Cuda, Challenger. Prior to 1971 the AMX was a two seater sports car. Starting in 1971 the AMX was a separate model built on the Javelin platform, like the Pontiac Trans Am was to the Firebird. This was the highest performance model in the AMC line. Most AMC’s were built in Kenosha WI.

A complete rotisserie restoration with additional modifications makes this AMX a true one of a kind.

Frame and Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine Chassis base
  • Hellwig sway bars
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers with custom front suspension
  • Power steering rack
  • Wilwood 6P front brakes with cross drilled and slotted rotors
  • 12" Rear disc brakes with cross drilled and slotted rotors 
  • Energy suspension leaf spring bushings 
  • Custom rear lowering blocks


  • Modified fuel injected AMC 6.6L (401 cid) V8 generating 500+ HP
  • Custom Schwartz solid lifter camshaft with pressure fed cam lobe lubrication
  • Indy aluminum cylinder heads
  • Holley Sniper EFI
  • Custom dropped base air cleaner fabricated from three housings 
  • Indy single plane intake
  • ARP head studs, rod bolts and main studs
  • New fuel tank with internal EFI pump and TechAFX lines


  • Original 727 automatic transmission 
  • 11" higher stall speed converter 
  • 8 3/4 rear end with 355 gears 

Wheels & Tires

  • Boss Wheel Company wheels, 18x9 front & 18x10 rear
  • BFG Rival S tires: 275/35/18 front, 295/35/18 rear.


  • Paint is all PPG products 
  • Re-sprayed in the original "Trans Am Red" 
  • Basecoat, clearcoat 
  • Custom hood stripe made from one piece


  • Scat leather seats with custom brackets adapting the stock sliders 
  • Custom rear seat upholstery to match front Scat seats 
  • Custom upholstered leather wrapped steering wheel with red stripe
  • Leather wrapped grab handle on passenger side 

Original Options on this AMX

  • 3220 Total 1972 AMX's produced 
  • 825 with 401 engine
  • Original Rally Pak gauges with 8,000 RPM tick tock tach
  • Staggered rear shocks 
  • Quick ratio steering 
  • Blacked out rear facia
  • Dual exhaust 
  • Cowl induction hood
  • Floor mounted shifter


Arrival & disassembly

Sheet metal fabrication 

Bodywork & Paint

Final Assembly