AMC Javelin Review from UK and Ireland

1969 AMC Javelin SST 343 cu in

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 343 cu in Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles


Fantastic fun


Needed a new starter motor after a couple of weeks.

Suffered from overheating problems and misfiring. After trying a number of things, eventually all problems cured with a recored radiator.

Plan your journey carefully. The 12 gallon tank is only good for around 150 miles!

General Comments:

This is a very unusual right-hand drive version. Great fun and not difficult to maintain, even for a total amateur.

Bags of performance, even after 35 years, but is better still as a cruiser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2004

14th Aug 2005, 14:36

I wonder how many Javelins there are in the British Isles?

Too few, certainly!

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 1 review