1971 AMC Javelin AMX review

In 1971 model year AMX has changed dramatically. Now the model was based on an updated 4-seat Javelin, and the front of the car was like a early 70s Ford Mustang. The base had bucket seats, driver oriented center console, wide wheels, a rear spoiler and 360 V8 engine with 245 hp. Optionally 401 cu in V8 with four-barrel carburetor was available, as well as improved cooling, a functional air intake, brake discs, Twin-Grip LSD, E60-15 tires, stylized wheels and dual exhaust.
For 1971 only 2054 copies were sold.

1971 amc javelin amx

1971 AMC Javelin AMX features

The car was no longer available as 2-seat extreme AMX, it was like high-performance version of Javelin, which not only became a 4-seater, but also increased in size – became lower, wider, heavier. The engines remained the same, but a bit redesigned as always.

Interior and exterior

The overall design of the car changed completely in comparison with 1969 and 1970 AMC AMX, the car became to look like Ford Mustang, front fenders had bulged up, rear spoiler was integrated, the lines of the car reminds Chevy Corvette.

1971 amc javelin amx

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The interior was also completely revised, featuring asymmetrical dashboard, which has driver-oriented design, surrounding the driver like in aircraft cockpit. This design feature was later used by many car manufacturers and had always implied that car is for driver.

1971 amc javelin amx interior

1971 AMC Javelin AMX specs

The car was available only with two V8 engines –360 cubic inch (5,9L) producing 245 hp, and 401 cubic inch (6,6L) with the output of 335 hp. The transmission range was consisting of 2 options: 4-speed manual gearbox or 3-speed automatic.

1971 amc javelin amx engine

1971 AMC Javelin AMX “Go-Package” was also available. It features 360 cu in or 401 cu in engines with 4 barrels (285 hp for 360 engine), additional gauges, revised suspension, limited slip differential, upgraded cooling, and minor exterior features including T-shaped decal and black taillight panel.

360 cubic inch (5,9L) V8 245 hp;
401 cubic inch (6,6L) V8 335 hp.

BorgWarner T-10 4-speed manual;
BorgWarner M-11B/M-12 3-speed automatic;

Performance: (360 cu in engine [4 barrel]), 4-speed manual)
From 0 to 60 mph – 6,7 seconds
Drag race 1/4 mile acceleration – 15.3 seconds
Top speed: 111 mph (178 km / h)

Mark Donohue Javelin

Mark Donohue is a famous American racer, who won SCCA Trans-Am Championship in 1971 on 1971 AMC Javelin. And here is the photos of the Mark Donohue Javelin – painted in patriotic colors (colors of the AMC too), features lightweight rims and special front spoiler.

mark donohue javelin

1971 AMX Javelin car pictures