Evaluation: Good older paint. The trim, glass and lights are all original and showing age, and the trim for the hood scoops is loose. Good panel fit. Tidy, restored interior other than an aged steering wheel. Restored underneath. Rare Mark Donahue Edition restored to reasonable standards for an AMC. An eccentric’s muscle car.
Bottom Line: Eccentric cars, however, don’t always have the biggest following, and the number of AMC faithful out there is of course miniscule compared to GM, Ford and Mopar fans. In Indy a few months ago, Mecum offered a big AMC collection that included another ’70 Mark Donohue Javelin in slightly better condition than this one. It sold for $66,000, but did so mostly because it crossed the block in front of AMC freaks on the hunt. This car in Dallas still sold for a reasonable amount given the venue, and for the new owner it’s a lot of muscle for the money.