Hoarding; definition: The act of a person who hoards…
So, I was just minding my own business… NOT cruising craigslist looking for cars, NOT checking the AMC Forum For Sale section, NOT checking ebay motors… (ok, honestly I was doing all those things but I was NOT going to buy anything, I SWEAR!) when Doyle’s brother-in-law Scott texts me a link to a Facebook marketplace ad.
Scott’s a friend, and it would be rude to ignore his text. So, I click the link. It’s a 1970 AMC Javelin, It’s 90 minutes away in Sacramento. It’s a roller but looks like the shell is pretty decent. Seems to have an intact front grill… And they’re asking $750. You tell me, what am I supposed to do???
Those of you who know me or read this blog occasionally may know that I work all summer. No time to go pick up a car. So I, half jokingly, text Scott and ask if he can take my truck and trailer and go pick up the car. He says… “sure”. MOTHER F’ER!!!!
Ok, so I try to forget about it but within a couple of hours I think, well, let’s just contact the seller and see what’s up. It’s probably already gone and I won’t have to worry about it anymore. So I get on Facebook and send a message. I get a quick response. Car is still available. I ask a couple of questions and then give him my number. He calls and we chat. I mention I don’t have time to pick it up but have a buddy who can come get it for me. Turns out they’re a tow company and he says he can deliver the car to my house. I ask how much. $150.
Ok, 1970 Javelin, delivered to my door for $900. Sigh…
Well that’s the story of how I ended up my eighth AMC/Rambler car. I have no plans for this car although a first gen Javelin has been on my bucket list for years. I don’t need another street project and I don’t need another track car project. But I also cannot refuse a ‘70 Javelin delivered to my doorstep for under a grand. So here it is and will sit for quite a while I’m sure.
If anyone has any suggestions on what to do with it. I’m all ears.
Couple of quick specs. Vin codes out to a 304 2v car with floor shift auto. HOWEVER, there is a factory clutch pedal installed with the rod and rubber boot on the fire wall and the strut bracket has the pivot ball for the z-bar. Interesting… also has some traction bars on the rear. Interior is mostly stripped but does have the dash and passenger door card. It’s missing front, rear and drivers door glass (pretty sure I have both rear glass and door glass though).
Here are some pics… I’ll leave you with this. STOP SENDING ME CAR ADS I CAN’T SAY NO TO!!!!!! 🙂