Meet The Hellcat Powered AMC Javelin - And It's Beautiful
Shedding light on a usually looked over part of American history.
AMC, or American Motors Corporation, formed in 1954 after Nash-Kelvinator Corporation merged with Hudson Motor Car Company. At the time, it was the largest corporate merger the US had ever seen, and the company quickly launched an attack on the three existing big boys: Ford, GM, and Chrysler.
They produced some interesting automobiles like the Gremlin and the first ever true American crossover, the Eagle (shown below), but could never truly grasp the market.
The Javelin started production in 1967, and came under mixed reviews, especially by these two chaps, the Ring Brothers, who bought an arguably mundane 1972 Javelin AMX and produced something truly spectacular.
First of all, they took it to their designer who focused on shortening the front overhang. As you can clearly see, they didn't stop there and gave the car the full treatment with fender flares, side exhaust exits, and a host of other vents and lines to produce a car that you really wouldn't want to see in your rear-view mirror.
The original engine was replaced with the easy option: A Hellcat V8, and a 4.5-litre Whipple supercharger. And although they explain how the car is 'as detuned as you can get', I wouldn't be surprised if it's still pushing close to four figure horsepower.
While some may think the bodykit and colour is a bit over the top, I love it, and I'm glad that these guys are shedding some light on the usually looked over AMC Javelin.