1972 AMC Javelin

304 V-8 3 Speed Automatic

$42,595 ~ Stock #282-FTL

Stock #282-FTL

Price: $42,595
Year Make Model: 1972 AMC Javelin
Engine: 304 V-8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 91611 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Coupe
Rear End: Dana M20
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black


  • Air Conditioning
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Radial Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior

Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is excited to present this beautiful classic 1972 AMC Javelin SST.

Fresh Full Preservation of an All Original Survivor

General Description:

All numbers matching survivor with 99% of its factory parts date coded within weeks of the July 1972 build completion. Just completed extensive year-long professional preservation including its first ever repaint. Every effort spent returning this rare SST back to its factory original appearance, regardless of cost. Even has the original date coded engine, transmission, radiator, rear axle, carburetor, air conditioning system, intake and exhaust manifolds, plus much more.

Pictures and video included with the sale, demonstrates this car was always highly maintained by two previous meticulous Southern owners. Prior to recent preservation, the car was an amazingly preserved all original survivor with its factory paint still showing nice luster. Along with all factory decals under the hood and chassis and drive shaft markings.

Preservation Process

It was a toss up to leave it as is, or restore it to its current pristine condition. As, after 45 years of well-maintained use, even the best of cars accumulates some minor bumps and bruises. So, the decision was made to perform a full preservation. It began by first video and photo documenting all aspects for originality, to ensure all the parts were correctly replaced.

The bumpers, exterior trim, motor, exhaust manifolds, exhaust, grill, lights, doors, trunk lid, spoiler, hood, lower front and rear valences, carpet, headliner, and interior trim were all disassembled. Ensuring every nook and cranny is now painted flawlessly from top to bottom.

For originality sake, the factory wiring harness, dash, gauges, rear seat, original factory undercoating, welds, clips, switches, and all the little doo-dads that make this Javelin an original survivor were left in place and cleaned.

AMC uni-bodies were "deep-dip" rustproofed at the factory and received undercoating. Meaning, this fact and its exceptional care and always being garaged, means this one does NOT have any of the Javelin/AMX-specific corrosion trouble areas.

The rust-free body was recently professionally painted with PPG base coat/ clear coat. The body was painstakingly wet sanded between coats with increasingly fine grit and polished. Now smooth as glass and has great luster and body panel alignment. Never driven since completion, except for a few test miles to ensure all is mechanically ready to drive.

***The front and rear bumpers, all original factory stainless trim, rocker panel cover molding, logos, drip moldings, window moldings and etcetera only needed light polishing are in original amazing condition.

*** The attractive1972 only, Ferarri-esque egg crate style grill was painted its correct gray and black with bright silver face.

*** Tail lamp assembly with chrome grid covering is original and in great condition.

*** Original exterior door handles and driver side chrome mirror have very good original chrome.

*** Both door sill plates are in original unrestored condition and show awesome very slight patina.

*** Underside of the car received the same painstaking treatment as the top side. It even retains the original factory undercoating. Then once the underside was fully detailed it was painted with black POR-15 to keep it protected and rust free for many more years. Look like it just rolled off the line in Kenosha.

***The trunk area has been restored to concourse specifications with new correct dark green/aqua spatter paint and original factory sealer preserved. Correct factory semi-gloss black was used on the rear bumper brackets and seat back stanchion bars. All trunk floor access holes filled with original OEM black plastic access caps.

*** This car is so original it even still has the very hard to find Original AMC Trunk Mat in as new condition. Also, has in great condition the rarely seen original AMC floor mats.

*** Still retains the Original Date Correct and unused unpainted Space Saver Spare Tire and Rim with original paper labels and factory markings.

*** Unpainted air inflator canister with original production and date codes with new reproduction instruction label, hold down bracket, and complete painted jack setup.

*** Plus, an extra bonus. A second original full size spare tire and rim are also included. Both, unused with white factory markings and injection nubs on the tires tread block surface and side walls.

*** All new correct reproduction weather-stripping was added to the doors, windows, trunk, and hood, with all factory original retaining clips, screws, and brackets.

***The optional black vinyl roof simulates a T-top and has new correct reproduction boar skin textured inserts. Original factory correct roof trim repainted correct satin/semi black with factory style retaining clips securing them down with factory sealer on the edges. Applied just like the factory did to prevent water infiltration.

*** All new Javelin logos and red, white, and blue bullseyes were added

*** All door locks, trunk and console locks work with factory original keys and vintage Javelin key fob.


Original driver and passenger windows, as well as rear glass states “Solex” brand. Quarter window glass states “Guardian”. Front windshield appears to have been replaced with correct tinted glass. All weather stripping and window felts replaced. Driver and passenger side window tracks and door internal mechanicals fully restored with all new window guide bushings. No infamous Javelin window wobble and doors close solidly.


*** Original Contoured Bucket Seats and Center Console.

*** All lights work, all plastic PRND21 shift gate pieces, with original silicon sleeve on the new bulb intact and in great condition.

*** The entire Dash, Dash Pad, wood Gauge Panel with silver trim surrounds, inner Door Panels, wood Door trim, Console, Kick Panels, Sail Panels, Switches, Rear Seat, 3 Spoke Steering Wheel, Rearview Mirror, Seat Belts, Sun Visors, Mounts, Nubs, Screws and etcetera are all original. However, many hours were spent preserving them back to its current amazing condition.

*** Everything mechanically works as it should. All gauges, lights, doors, windows, locks, air conditioning, and switches function properly with great quality chrome knobs and switches.

*** Factory AMC AM/FM Cassette radio with original knobs installed with the original factory AM Radio boxed up in the trunk.

*** No non-factory speaker cut outs. Even the factory clock works accurately, but the wire is intentionally unclipped to avoid the battery from discharging when not in use.

*** All original parts that were replaced, like the rarely seen original flat core A/C condenser, starter motor, radio, and Plus many more surprises have been boxed in the trunk and included for sale.

Drive Train

The all original numbers matching and date code correct 304 ci engine starts and runs like a champ with great compression and no exhaust smoke. (See all codes below). ALL components are original from top to bottom. The block, heads, radiator, valves, valve covers, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, carburetor, and pretty much everything under the hood was confirmed as all OEM stock and date code correct. (See codes below) Block has no cylinder wall wear or sleeves. Even the stock cast crankshaft, cam, connecting rods, aluminum pistons and rings are all original.

***Incredibly retains the very rare original Blackstone radiator and Motor Craft carburetor with factory original paper inspection stickers.

During the extensive preservation process the engine and everything under the hood was disassembled and restored to stock. The motor was painted with the factory correct AMC blue poly “Motor Coater” engine paint. The correct gloss black paint on the original air cleaner and correct reproduction decals re-applied. All other engine bay components were correctly detailed.

The original firewall grommets, connectors, hoses, and etcetera were removed, photographed, and returned undisturbed. The wiring harness is original, uncut, and has all factory connections.

Things like all new correct reproduction Gaskets, Hoses with factory style Clamps, Decals, and new Hood to Cowl Weather-Stripping with correct Metal Retainer were addressed and look and perform as new.

Along with all new maintenance items like new Spark Plugs, Ignition Wires, Cap, Rotor, Fluids, Filters, Belts, Battery, factory rebuilt Power Steering Pump, Master Brake Cylinder, Heavy Duty Alternator, and a new correct Starter Motor.

*** Original factory A/C System, Mounting Brackets, idler Pulley, Hoses, Fittings, Evaporator, Heat Box, and Interior Controls restored with modern refrigerant to blow ice cold.

*** New correct flexible metal air cleaner to exhaust manifold downtube.

*** New correct replacement upper and lower rubber Protective Strips clipped to radiator supports.

*** New reproduction under Hood Insulation and Retaining Clips.

*** All new reproduction Decals, and factory style hose clamps.

*** Factory Original B-W/Chrysler Torque-Command Automatic Transmission and console mounted horse shoe shifter completely refurbished with a mild shift kit.

*** Factory cast exhaust manifolds lead into new dual exhaust pipes, mufflers, and correct reproduction chrome exhaust tips. Low muscular sound outside the car when the accelerator is mashed, but not intrusive to the interior.

*** Sport suspension dampened by semi-elliptic rear leaf springs, independent coil-based front with unequal-length control arms and twin ball joints, coil springs and an anti-roll bar are all original with all new bushings. Freshly detailed to look and function as new.

*** The sturdy and reliable Dana Model 20 solid rear axle operates normally and was correctly painted.

*** Factory Power Front Disc Brakes with single-piston 11.2-inch vented front discs with power assist for the disc/drum two-line brake system all work perfectly. Newly rebuilt pump, brake fluid, lines, hoses, pads, wheel cylinders, freshly resurfaced rotors, bled, and adjusted.

*** Original factory 14 inch wheels and trims rings in amazing unrestored condition. The center sections were freshly painted correct factory color.

*** Modern Michelin radial P195/75R14 tires with full tread life provide better than stock ride and handling.

Detailed photos, videos, paperwork, and maintenance records given to the buyer showing its provenance, life history, and full preservation process.


Two 1972 Factory, date correct, owner’s manuals.

(One in new unused condition. The other in very good used condition.)

Original and rare AMC plastic owner’s manual protective sleeve. (Untorn and clear)

Original 1972 Owner’s manual “Auto-Loc” Seat Belts supplement. (Untorn new condition)

Original US Department of Transportation, “Read before driving” Safety booklet. (Looks like new.)

Registration and insurance forms for both original owners dating back to 1982.

Various parts and repair receipts dating to 1998.

Commemorative artifacts dating back as far as 1979.

List of all original Factory Parts Codes

(Demonstrating Provenance)

V I N Tag = A2C797H****** (Last 6 digits and photographs supporting all codes below supplied to buyer.)


2 = Model year 1972

C = Automatic floor mounted transmission

7 Javelin

9= 2 door Hardtop Coupe

7= SST

H= 304, 2 bbl

Door ID Tag

Body # 121483

Model # 7279-7

72 is the year. 797 correctly matches the 4-6th numbers on the VIN.

Trim # 261B

2 = 1972, 61 = correct model SST w original black vinyl bucket seat interior.

Paint Code # D7

Trans Am Red

W121594 - ID number used at the Kenosha West Coast Plant.

Engine ID/Valve Cover Tag # 506H27


06= June

W= 304, correctly matches H on 7th digit of VIN

27= Day

Engine casting # 3195527

Correctly stamped 304 under motor mounts also.

Head casting #’s 321 3947

Radiator ID # 3215681

Original Blackstone brand with F 2 13 date code.

F=June and two for 1972

June, 13th 1972

Coinciding with the correct Valve Cover date build of June 27th 1972 and all other original parts date codes.

Carburetor Tag # 2DA2

Original Two-barrel Motorcraft 2100 used in combination with the 304 with Automatic transmission. Still has paper inspection stickers that look almost new.

Factory intake manifold casting #


Right Exhaust Manifold Casting #

3210160= 1972, 04 used with or without A.I.R.

Left Exhaust Manifold Casting #

3210159 =1972, 304 with or Without A.I.R.

Partial New Parts List

(Used in preservation process)

Technical advice for factory correctness and new reproduction parts provided by Jeff Kennedy of “Kennedy American Auto Parts”.

Starter Motor


Heavy duty Alternator

Spark plugs, wires, and tune up components

Both door weather-strips

Trunk weather-strip

Outer door belt weather-strips-PAIR

Outer quarter belt weather-strips-PAIR

Javelin roof rail weather-strip-PAIR

Factory reproduction dual exhaust chrome tips-PAIR

Front end alignment sticker. Jack instructions trunk sticker, Emission sticker, Coolant level sticker, 304 air cleaner sticker, tire pressure sticker, V-8 air cleaner service sticker

Radiator hose clamps Original complete set

Original heater hose clamps

Engine and transmission gaskets

Hood insulation (w/o cowl induction)

Hood insulation Clips

Hood to cowl weather-strip

Hood to cowl weather-strip factory style metal retainer

Vinyl top-original boar skin grain, black color & shape-PAIR

Correct black vinyl headliner

Correct replacement black carpet

Correct Reproduction Rear package tray

Air filter

Oil filter

New correct reproduction front seat covers and new chrome piping.

Black padded console compartment door with reinforced anti-curl backing

All Javelin logos and quarter panel bullseyes

Front upper and lower radiator support rubber for A/C equipped cars

New Brake hoses, wheel cylinders, shoes, fluid, pressurized, and adjusted.

New door bushing window regulator kit.

Javelins have seen stellar price increases. Grab this one and hold on for great investment potential, you can enjoy. Best suited for a serious collector, or someone wanting to enjoy a perfect running muscle car. This one is dependable enough to drive daily, especially with ice cold air conditioning and automatic transmission, or gently as a weekend warrior. Fully sorted out and never driven since completion, and shipped via flatbed to the Gateway showroom. Hop in and drive to a car show and win a trophy.

To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1972 AMC Javelin SST, please visit http://gatewayclassiccars.com/fort-lauderdale/1972/amc/javelin-S282.html. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954)227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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