Plum Pierre Cardin: 1973 AMC Javelin AMX

I can only imagine what the presentation looked like in the early 1970s when the product planners at American Motors Corp went to pitch the idea of a pink AMX to the executive committee. “Okay here’s what we got to compete with GM’s Camaro and Ford’s Mustang — we’ve got a 360 cubic inch V8, but its gonna be pink on the outside. But we’ll call it plum because who wants to drive a pink car, eh? BUT we’ve got this French-Italian fashion designer named Pierre something to make a fancy interior that the dudes will love. Is this gonna bring AMC out from 3rd place in the pony car wars, or what?” Find this 1973 AMC Javelin AMX offered for $22,000 in West Columbia, SC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller;

1973 AMC AMX
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 17185
paint color: purple
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
1973 AMC Javelin AMX
VIN: A3M798P240944
Door Plate: 7379-8 341W 060993
360 V8 4bbl– 1 of 3153
Borg Warner Super T-10 4 speed with factory Hurst Shifter
Fresh Plum – F3 Paint Code
Pierre Cardin Interior – 1 of 2875
• (Door Plate shows W – Pierre Cardin Interior Code)
Per Cardin Javelin Registry, this is only the second 1973 Javelin AMX 360 4 speed in Fresh Plum

• 360 V8 w factory heads, Aluminum 1.60 ratio rocker arms
• Edelbrock Perfomer intake manifold
• Camshaft has been changed, unknown specifications
• Hedman long tube headers
• Holley 750 cfm Carb (Model 6R 8026)– vacuum secondaries with electric choke
o Fresh Rebuild
• Edelbrock Coil with electronic ignition module – both new
• New spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, and rotor
• oil pump rebuilt – Melling parts (60 psi oil pressure at idle)
• New fuel pump
• New timing cover and valve cover gaskets
• New Valve Covers
• Clutch replaced
• New Universal joints
• New release bearing
• New clutch fork
• New clutch relay rod and bushing

• Fresh Paint
• New floor pans – front and rear
• Quarters have been replaced previously
• Lower front valance is missing
• New wheels
• New windshield
• New door, window, and trunk gaskets – including window wipes for all windows
• Factory Kelsey-Hayes disc brakes
o New Rotors and pads
o New Wheel Bearings
o Rebuilt front brake calipers
• New rear shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware kit
• New Master Cylinder
• New brake soft lines, front and rear
• Original Pierre Cardin Interior – seat backs replaced by upholstery shop
• New Carpet – Auto Custom Carpets
• Gauge Cluster – Rally Pak Dash with factory Tic/Tac
o All but oil pressure gauge and clock work
o Aftermarket oil pressure gauge installed
• Does not have radio

• Fuel tank cleaned – new tank strap bolts and neck seal
• Fluids changed
• Radiator professionally reconditioned
o Correct AMC for manual transmission vehicle
• Wiring is original but repaired or replaced where needed
• Steering column rebuilt with new sector gear for key switch
• New Ignition switch

Great Cars and Coffee car. Vehicle has under gone a recent thorough refurbishment

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