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1969 AMC Javelin - Mark Donohue Tribute

Lot No.: 377

Registration: TAH 719R
Chassis Number: A9M797X203698
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6390
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 30,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • Accurate replication of Mark Donohue's Trans-Am winning car from 1971
  • Based on a sound 1969 AMC Javelin
  • The creation of Ray and Chad Donner of London-based Unique Customs Ltd
  • Lovely interior detail and superbly finished in that evocative Sunoco livery
  • On the button and ready to grace any collection or Custom Car Show 

 

American Motors trailed the Ford Mustang and Plymouth Barracuda to the pony car party by nearly four years, but when it finally arrived it did so with a contender. The 1968 AMC Javelin was designed by Dick Teague and had clean and understated lines and a big enough back seat for adults, hidden beneath a swooping tail.

It was probably inevitable that the Javelin would go racing and, after a slow start, it won the 1970 and 1971 Trans Am series. The Penske Racing Team Javelin was built at a cost of over $100,000 and campaigned by Mark Donohue in 1970 and Peter Revson in 1971. Mark Donohue piloted it to victory lane on numerous occasions, resulting in 1970, in a limited production run of Javelins that wore his autograph. 

This beautiful Mark Donohue Javelin replica in full Penske Trans-Am livery was built by renowned American muscle car restoration specialists, London-based, Unique Customs Limited. Ray Donner and his son Chad have been dedicated to the American motor scene, with Ray since the eighties and regularly showcase their creations in the UK and continue to visit shows in America to remain up to date with what’s happening and fresh with advancements. With that in mind, they decided to honour the Mark Donohue legacy and built a replica of his famous AMX Javelin. They sourced the most original base car they could and it arrived in the UK in 1976 and the integrity of the original car be seen in the exemplary standard of the finished product. The overall replication is as you might hope to see with great interior detail and race stance in the iconic Sunoco livery. On the button and ready to grace any collection or show.