featured lot of the day

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible
To be sold on March

inside look at the auction

auction location

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316


Fort Lauderdale

  • Search Auction
  • Auction Info
  • All Lots
  • Feature Lots
  • Late Model Shelby Collection
  • Private Florida Collection
  • Buyers
  • Sellers

Auburn Spring

Search Past Auctions

  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST
  • 1968 AMC Javelin SST


1968 AMC Javelin SST

Lot No. 1021

Auctioned on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sold for $ 6,050

New for 1968 was the AMC Javelin. The Javelin came out with a heavy desire to compete with the pony car scene, and to appeal to a more youthful market. The first series 1968-1969 Javelin is arguably the best from the standpoint of pure design. The AMC Javelin was penned by legendary designer, car collector, historian and then Vice President of Design at AMC, Richard Teague. From every angle it shows off Teague's fondness for clean, flowing edges and corners. AMC were more than satisfied with their "pony car's" first-year performance. They had hoped for 45,000 sales; they enjoyed 56,000. This dropped to around 40,000 for the 1969 models, but the "pony car" rage had peaked, and Javelin's rivals were tailing off, too.

The Javelin only came in the two-door hardtop configuration, with the SST being more luxurious and priced $105 higher than the standard model. With both, the front end styling featured AMC’s “twin-venturi” look.

This Javelin SST sports many options including power steering and brakes, air conditioning, a factory radio, Turbo-Cast wheel covers, rear bumper guards, black vinyl top and a right-hand companion mirror. With a 232-cid inline six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission this AMC should be an affordable driving pleasure. This Javelin has undergone a cosmetic restoration including one repaint. The original black interior is in excellent condition and offsets well with the yellow exterior. This car is said to have spent its entire life in California.

Uncluttered styling and a relatively spacious interior are the big pluses of the Javelin. One magazine in 1968 called it "nattily handsome, sprightly, tidy, altogether appealing." It is still those things today.


Sponsors