Donohue, ho held an engineering degree, ad been applying his skill to multiple facets of race car development. Kaplan finished the drawings and sent them to the factory before the manufacturing of the parts was then contracted to Central Stamping. Martin was released midseason and replaced by Jerry Grant. From the front seats, up the doors, onto the headliner, and down to the rear seats were six multi-colored stripes in a nylon fabric with a stain-resistant silicone finish. It has a half vinyl roof, the plain interior, but with the go package.
This occurred at the same time that the Trans-Am rulebook allowed manufacturers to de-stroke preexisting corporate engine. Removing the bubbled paint, it was obvious the car needed some hefty work. Other changes for 1969 included the foot pedals receiving bright trim while the accelerator was transitioned into a firewall-mounted unit. Teague gave the Javelin the wet t-shirt look with plenty of sexy curves and sleek refinement. All the same, an early, documented 343 Go-Pack car, or one with the 390 and 401 mill is a great choice for a buyer in search of cheap fun. Dave was building a 390 for his project 1969 Javelin at the time he bought the Mark Donohue edition, so that incomplete car was sold off to finance the reconstruction of his new acquisition, and the potent engine was redirected to his new Javelin.
Worldwide Shipping Available As one of the most respected names in the business, we regularly sell to clients throughout the United States and Canada and also Overseas. You have to crawl underneath the car and look for the stamp on the side of the block. For those who selected the manual, he T-10 had a 2. Those savvy enough to shop via the High-Performance Group 19 parts catalog insert could have installed one of three race-friendly ratios: 4. I had to have a car.
Flanked by red-white-blue bulls eye emblems the front fender emblems were moved to the base of each C-pillar. It could have been worse, but no long-term damage had been done. The exterior color palette was not limited--your Donohue could have been painted in any color offered in '70--and if desired, vinyl top was offered. Javelins styling tends to be polarizing, just as when they were new. Only 2,501 were built in Kenosha, hich exceeded homologation rules by one.
The catch was homologation rules. Edlebrock personally assisted Kaplan in addition to loaning him a pattern maker. This brand-new version includes over 275,000 prices for sports cars, domestic cars, imported cars, classic cars, special-interest automobiles, muscle cars, and trucks in 6 conditions. Fully automatic, the forward settings included '1', '2', and a 'D' mode, and the driver could shift manually through all three gears at his leisure. Javelin's equipped with this 6.
It actually runs surprisingly strong. A 0-8,000 rpm tachometer now matched the speedometer in style. This emblem was also found at the center of the back of the rear seat. Tall 'clamshell' bucket seats with integral headrests were available in corduroy, vinyl or optional leather upholstery. The tranny was flushed, the rear was overhauled, and fluids were changed in the engine and radiator. By late fall the Javelin was up on blocks in my garage , entirely stripped of running gear and interior. Thanks for your interest and any help you might be able to provide.
In both the 1971 and 1972 seasons the Javelin's driven in the Trans-Am snatched the racing title for American Motors. This car was stolen and left for dead back in the 1970s, and then submerged in floodwaters in the 1990s. Back on the Road Once Dave got the Javelin back on the road after the 1991 storm, it was used sparingly over the next few years. Six years before, the Javelin had been stolen, thrashed through Boston, and left for dead with a blown motor. Under the hood was a new front suspension with ball joints; upper and lower control arms, coil springs, and shock absorbers above the upper control arms along with trailing struts on the lower control arms. Shame about he original motor. Penske built brand new cars for his own team at this time and sold all of the earlier Kaplan cars and equipment.
Powering the 'Trans-Am' was the 390 cu in 6. He removed the Javelin emblem from the hood, and the rocker trim and rear bumper guards as well, for a cleaner overall look. Used panels in good condition still exist, lthough supplies are shrinking. The 'Go Package' rode on E70x14 redline tires mounted on chrome-plated 'magnum 500' styled road wheels. After the water receded and the shoreline dried out, Dave tore down the car and flushed it out thoroughly with fresh water.