Evaluation: Restoration finished by an AMC specialist in 2021. The paint looks older than that, though, and all the window frames plus the exhaust surrounds are scratched up. The interior and engine look mostly restored. Mark Donohue Javelins numbered 2500 units fitted with a rear ducktail spoiler to homologate it for racing.
Bottom Line: Freshly pulled out of 30 years of storage in 2019, this Javelin sold as a barn find at RM’s Auburn auction for $3575. It’s not clear what the total bills were for the restoration, but this is still as good of a return as the seller could have hoped for. Even high-spec AMCs are typically cheaper than household name muscle cars, but this was well past our expectations. The last Mark Donohue Javelin to sell close to this was a $66k car sold out of a major AMC collection at Mecum Indy last spring.