1971 AMC Javelin

1971 AMC JAVELIN - A NEW GENERATION
The ’71 Javelin launched the car’s second generation with a totally new design. The new car was longer, lower, wider, heavier (now 3,244 pounds) and rode on a 1-inch longer wheelbase than before. The new design included cartoonish fender bulges like a C3 Corvette, and an integral roof spoiler. The looks were sort of love-it-or-hate-it polarizing. The interior was totally redone with an asymmetrical driver-oriented dash.
1971 AMC JAVELIN GO PACKAGE
Several performance upgrades were bundled together to make the Go Package, which was only available on 360 and 401 V8s with 4-barrel carbs. It consisted of heavy duty suspension with a handling package, “Twin Grip” limited-slip differential, power front disk brakes, heavy duty cooling, “Rally-Pac” gauges, raised white letter E60X15 Goodyear Polyglas tires on 15X7-inch slotted, styled steel wheels, a T-shaped stripe on the hood and the tail light panel was blacked out.
1971 AMC JAVELIN AMX
In 1971, the AMX ceased to be a stand alone model, and became an option package on the Javelin. It also ceased being a 2-seater. It became the premium high performance variant of the Javelin line. Called the Javelin-AMX, it had a fiberglass cowl induction hood, spoilers front and rear, and the steel mesh front grille was pushed out to the front of the opening, instead of being deeply recessed as on the Javelin. This was done to improve aerodynamics. The spoilers were said to contribute 100 pounds of downforce.

1971 AMC Javelin INTERIORS


1971 AMC Javelin ENGINES

1971 AMC JAVELIN ENGINE OPTIONS
The base engine was the 232ci (3.8L) inline 6 with 135hp. Next up was a 258ci (4.2L) 6-cylinder with 150hp. The V8s started with a 304ci V8 with 2-barrel carburetor and 210hp, then moved up to the 360 (5.9L) V8 with 2-barrel and 245hp, or 4-barrel and 185hp. The top engine was the 401ci (6.6L) V8 with 335hp. This engine had high compression, forged steel crank and rods and was built to withstand 8000rpm. It came with a Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission with Hurst floor shifter. A 401-equipped Javelin could run a mid-14 second quarter mile at 93mph on low lead, low-octane gas.

1971 AMC Javelin SPECIFICATIONS

Body style

Body style #

Production

Price when new

Shipping Weight

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Tire size

Fuel capacity

ENGINE OPTIONS    

304ci OHV V8 w/1X2bbl

360ci OHV V8 w/1X2bbl

401ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

360ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

401ci OHV V8 w/1X4bbl

TRANSMISSIONS    

Manual

Automatic

Base Coupe

7179-5

7,105

$2,879

2,887 lbs / 1,310 kg

110.0 in / 2,794 mm

191.77 in / 4,871 mm

71.9 in / 1,826 mm

50.8 in / 1,290 mm

59.3 in / 1,471 mm

60.0 in / 1,524 mm

C78 - 14"

15.9 US gal / 60.0 L


150hp @ 4200 rpm

220hp @ 4400 rpm

255hp @ 4600 rpm

385 hp @ 4800 rpm

330hp @ 5000 rpm


4-speed, floor-shift

"Shift Command" 3sp

SST Coupe

7179-7

17,707

$2,999

2,890 lbs / 1,310 kg

110.0 in / 2,794 mm

191.77 in / 4,871 mm

71.9 in / 1,826 mm

50.8 in / 1,290 mm

59.3 in / 1,471 mm

60.0 in / 1,524 mm

C78 - 14"

15.9 US gal / 60.0 L


245 lb/f @ 2500 rpm

315 lb/ft @ 3100 rpm

345 lb/ft @ 3300 rpm

390 lb/ft @ 3200 rpm

430 lb/ft @ 3400 rpm


4-speed, floor-shift

"Shift Command" 3sp 

AMX Coupe

7179-8

2,054

$3,432

3.244 lbs / 1,471 kg

110.0 in / 2,794 mm

191.77 in / 4,871 mm

71.9 in / 1,826 mm

50.8 in / 1,290 mm

59.3 in / 1,471 mm

60.0 in / 1,524 mm

C78 - 14"

15.9 US gal / 60.0 L


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