AMC AMX & Javelin
1968 thru 1974
Production Numbers


The 1968 AMX was not introduced until February 1968 & started appearing in dealer showrooms March 1968. The 1968 Javelin appeared in Aug/Sept 1967. The MODEL numbers below will be located on your
driver side metal door tag. For instance a 71 AMX would be listed as:
7179-8; a 68 Javelin "base" model would be 6879-5. 
All 1971-74 AMXs will be listed with a "8" in the sixth digit of the VIN.
 To decode your VIN click here.

1968 Javelin production:
Body 6879-5 (base) 29,097; factory price $2482.00. Ship Weight 2826 lbs.
Body 6879-7 (SST) 26,027; factory price $2587.00. Ship weight 2836 lbs.
1968 AMX production see charts below.

1969 Javelin production:
Body 6979-5 (base) 17,389; factory price $2512.00. Ship weight 2826 lbs.
Body 6979-7 (SST) 23,286; factory price $2633.00. Ship weight 2836 lbs.
1969 AMX production see charts below.

1970 Javelin production:
Body 7079-5 (base) 8496, factory price $2720.00. Ship weight 2845 lbs.
Body 7079-7 (SST) 19714, factory price $2848.00. Ship weight 2863 lbs.
*Important note: 100 Red, white & blue Trans Am Javelins were officially
produced in Kenosha, WI. These will have a door code of 7079-7. Factory
price was $3995.00, shipping weight was 3340 lbs. Most, if not all of the
1970 Trans Am Javelins will have the 00 paint code. This total of 100 is
included in final production number of 19714 units. 2501 Mark Donohue
Javelins were officially produced in Kenosha, WI. Not all have the
7079-7 door tag designating them as a SST.
Factory price is unknown, as you could get these de-optioned, or heavily
optioned, which of course, would also affect weight. You could get the Mark
Donohue Javelin in any production color including Big Bad Colors. The
total of 2501 officially made is reflected in the total production of 19714
above. 
1970 AMX production see charts below.

**Note that EITHER Trans Am Javelin or the Mark Donohue Javelin COULD
BE BUILT at any AMC Dealership according to in house memos directed by AMC's
Director of Advertising E. B. Brogan.
 These are the easiest two AMC Musclecars to clone/fake.

There is nothing in the VIN, Door Tag or Build Sheet 
on a 1970 Javelin to ID as a Donohue.



1971 Javelin & AMX production:
Body 7179-5 (base) 7105; factory price $2879.00; Ship weight 2887 lbs.
Body 7179-7 (SST) 17707; factory price $2999.00; Ship weight 2890 lbs.
Body 7179-8 (AMX) 2054; factory price $3432.00; Ship weight 3244 lbs.

1972 Javelin & AMX production:
Body 7279-7 22964; factory price $3807.oo; Ship weight 3118 lbs.
Body 7279-8 (AMX) 3220; factory price $3109.00; Ship weight 3149 lbs.
*Note factory price for six cylinder was $2901.00 and ship weight was 2875
lbs. Total of 22964 includes 100 401V8 Alabama State Police Interceptors.
Pierre Cardin lent his name to AMC for a special production Javelin (and AMX) model with striped interiors, headliners, and inserts, along with exterior emblems on the vehicle. 4152 were built in 1972-74. The striped interior is Chinese red, silver, plum, white on black background. Pierre Cardin interiors were only available on the following exterior colors of: Trans Am Red, Snow White, Stardust Silver, Diamond Blue and Wild Plum. See AMC paint. Approximately 12 AMX's left Kenosha in Midnight Black in 1972! The Pierre Cardin interior was a option thru model year 1974. Few exist. 
The TRIM tag will have a "W". 

1973 Javelin & AMX production:
Body 7379-7 25195; factory price $2983.00; Ship weight 3104 lbs.
Body 7379-8 (AMX) 5707; factory price $3191.00; Ship weight 3170 lbs.
*Note factory price for base model six cylinder Javs was $2889.00 and
shipping weight was 2868 lbs. A special Trans Am Javelin was introduced which featured a large Trans Am Victory Edition decal on either fender just in front of the door. The Trans Am Victory Editions were usually heavier optioned than regular production Javelins and part of this package consisted of the decal mentioned above with SCCA 1971-72 Trans Am Champs on it, and also 14" slot wheels with E70X14 RWL tires and space saver spare. Note this decal is a readily available reproduction and has been added to many 72-74 Javelins, and AMXs thru the years. 

There is nothing in the VIN or door tag that will positively ID it as a Trans Am-Victory Edition Javelin or AMX. It is a decal.

1974 Javelin & AMX production:
Body 7479-7 22556; factory price $3093.00; ship weight 3117 lbs.
Body 7479-8 (AMX) 4980; factory price $3299.00. Ship weight 3184 lbs.
*Note factory price for six cylinder Javs was $2999.00 and shipping weight
was 2875 lbs.

Big Bad Colors:
69 Javelin:
Blue-465
Green-876
Orange-941
Total-2282

69 AMX
Blue-195
Green-284
Orange-283

70 AMX
Blue-114
Green-74
Orange-122

70 Javelin
 including Mark Donohue Series unknown.

*Note #1: After January 31st 1969 you could get Big Bad Colors everything except Ambassador.
*Note #2. 300 each color Rebel Raiders released to New York & New Jersey Zone.
*Note #3 After January 1st 1970 Big Bad colors now available on Gremlin & Hornet & Rebel Machine.
See more under AMERICAN MOTORS ADS.

There is no breakdown or factory records of how many 1968 thru 1974 
AMX or Javelin Series were painted
regular production colors. See AMC Paint 1954-1988.

Model & Calendar Year Production: (all models & series)
1968
Model Year total 262,726 units; Calendar Year total 269,334 units.
1969
Model Year total 275,350; Calendar Year total 242,898 units.
1970
Model Year total 242,664 units; Calendar Year total 276,110 units.
1971
Model Year total 244,758; Calendar Year total 256,963 units.
1972
Model Year total 253,709 units; Calendar Year total 279,132 units.
1973
Model Year total 318,866 units; Calendar Year total 320,786 units.
1974
Model Year total 509, 496 units; Calendar year total 427,124 units*
AMC asked for, and got, a production extension from Federal Government to take advantage of changing emissions laws. 1974 production began August 1st, 1973 and was supposed to stop July 30th, 1974, but ran to end of November 1974. In this 'gray area' mid July 74 thru end of Nov 74 you will find all sort of oddities on vehicles built in that time frame, like 1975 paint colors, 304/3spd AMXs, steel hoods, and new 75 Pacer non 75 colors among a few. 

Calendar Year Total Production
All Series (Model) AMC Breakdown

1968 1969 1970  1971  1972  1973  1974

 
Weekly AMC Production Figures Totals
1969  1970


 
    AMX production by Model Year, Engine and Transmission

                        290V8     343 V8      360V8     390V8       TOTAL

                       4spd    AT    4spd  AT      4spd   AT      4spd    AT                     
          
1968    525   484   415      902       0       0         2112    2287       6725
          
1969    619   299   843      729       0       0         3620    2183       8293
          
1970       0       0       0       0          836   747       1632    901       4116
   TOTAL      1144  783   1258    1631     836   747      7364    5371      19134

AMX & Javelin 71-74 production

1971 7179-5 (base) Javelin 
232=2283; 258=922; 304V8=3338; 360V8=465; 401V8=97
1971 7179-7 (SST) Javelin 
232=433; 258=461; 304V8=10907; 360V8=5324; 401V8=582
1971 7179-8 (AMX)
232=0; 258=0; 304=0; 360V8=1309; 401V8=745

1972 AMX & Javelin
7279-7 (Javelin) 
232=1477; 258=1137; 304V8=14079; 360V8=5801; 401V8=470
7279-8 (AMX)
232=0; 258=0; 304V8=565; 360V8=1830; 401V8=825

1973 AMX & Javelin
7379-7 (Javelin)
232=1174; 258=1065; 304V8=15219; 360V8=7351; 401V8=386
7379-8 (AMX)
232=0; 258=0; 304V8=1134; 360V8=3153; 401V8=1420

1974 AMX & Javelin
7479-7 (Javelin)
232=2076; 258=2960; 304V8=13826; 360V8=3477; 401V8=217
7479-8 (AMX)
232=0; 258=0; 304V8=1884; 360V8=2320; 401V8=776

Standard & Optional Equipment Production 68-70 AMX
 
Options  By Year                1968         1969         1970
  Automatic transmission       3673       3235        1464
  4-speed transmission         3052        5082        2468
 AM Radio                          4619        5919        2568
 AM/FM radio                     unknown   1242         482
 AM/8Track radio                unknown  unknown    556
 No radio                           unknown  unknown    510
 Clock                                  0         4278         2258
 Air conditioning                   967        1742        1056
 Command Air                     unknown   893          597
 Standard steering               unknown  1816         928
 Power Steering                   4619       5589        2869
Quick Ratio Steering            unknown   912          319
Standard Drum Brakes          376         1570         556
Power Drum Brakes               1904       471          117
Power Disc Brakes                4445       6276        3383
Full Tint Glass                     unknown  2985        1696
Tint Windshield only             unknown  1784         889
Clear Glass all                     unknown  3548         1531
Twin Grip                            4958      6569         340 
  Standard Wheelcovers            2249       1977        0      
  Optional Wheelcovers            1411       1399         0      
Rally Wheels                        3065     4941          4116
Machine Rims                        0           0             628
Tilt Column                          1474     1758          823
Remote Driver Mirror            unknown 4991          2404
Right Passenger Mirror         unknown unknown     1108
Heated Rear Glass*               0           0              56
Electric Wipers                   unknown  5977         3428
Luggage Rack                    unknown  unknown     728
Stripes                              4226       6159         2566
Ram Air                               0            0            2875
Center Armrest                     0         unknown    1139
Shadow Mask                       0           0             982
Black Interior                      3676        0             1701
Charcoal Interior                   0         2810            0
Platinum Interior                   0          733             0
Blue Interior                         0           0             263
Red Interior                       1626         595          141
Tan/Saddle Interior             1418       1252          357
Black Leather Interior             0           0              98
Charcoal Leather Interior         0        1377            0
Saddle/Brown Leather             0        1525           487
Red Leather Interior                0         0              181

*Please Remember that MANY of these options could be installed at ANY
American Motors Dealership, especially those options listed above
 
Shadow Mask Paint.
===============
*I have only seen two 70 AMXs with the rare heated rear glass
option. I do not know how many of the 28,210 1970 Javelins had this option which was not available in 1968 or 1969.
 

Interior codes:
On your driver's side door the metal door tag will have this info. In most
cases it is three numbers and a letter, but not always. For instance a 79
AMX may read:
TRIM 916K. The FIRST number of this code is the YEAR, such as the code here:
916K would be 9=1979. For 1968 thru 1974, this code would be 8 for 68, 9 for
69, 0 for 70, 1 for 1971 and so on. Second number is usually the model, such
as 30 would be for a 68-70 AMX, and 70 would be for 68-74 Javelin. The third
number is the interior color, and was used for many years:
1=black; 2=grey/platinum; 3=blue; 4=green; 5=red; 6=beige/tan/saddle, and in
some cases rose, burgundy, gold and cordovan; 7=aqua, avocado green, and
deep maroon; 8=black, white, parchment and turquoise; 9=yellow.

The 4th and usually final digit is the seat or interior type material.
A=standard base; B=standard base vinyl; C=fabric; D=bucket seats w/fabric;
E=cloth w/corduroy; F=bucket standard vinyl; G=wide buckets with fabric;
H=wide buckets with vinyl; J=standard base; K=bucket w/fabric; L=leather;
V=velour; W=optional custom trim. Some interiors also sported a double zero
code for Special Order=00.

1968 AMX: 831=black; 832=tan; 835=red. Only 1 trim level available which
is "A" Ventiliar Vinyl w/reclining seats.
1968 Javelin: (base) 831=black; 838=black/white. Only 1 trim of "J" all
vinyl (Tahiti basket weave) non reclining seats.
For 1968 Javelin SST: 831=black; 832=tan; 835=red. Two trim levels
available; "D"=Strata Stripe Fabric w/reclining seats & "E" all vinyl
reclining seats.
1969 AMX: 931=charcoal (NOT BLACK!); 932=platinum; 935=red; 936=saddle
tan. Only 2 trims available:  "F" Ventilaire Vinyl w/reclining seats, and
"L" leather in only 931/charcoal and 936/tan.
1969 Javelin: (Base) 961=charcoal; 868=parchment, only 1 trim available
of "J" all vinyl Tahiti basketweave non reclining seats.
1969 Javelin SST: 936=beige; 961=charcoal; 962=platinum; 963=blue;
965=red; Two trim levels available: "F" Ventilaire vinyl w/reclining seats
and "E"
Glengarry fabric.
1970 AMX=031=black; 033=blue; 035=red; 036=brown; Two trim levels
available of "F" Ventilair and "L" leather. No leather available in blue
033.
1970 Javelin (base): 061=black; 063=blue; 064=green; 065=red, 066=brown.
One trim only of "J" Rataan Weave vinyl.
1970 Javelin SST: 061=black; 063=blue; 064=green; 065=red; 066=brown.
Three levels avaialble of "F" Ventilair; "L" for leather except NO leather
in 063 and 064; and "E" for corduroy.
1971 Javelin (base): 61=black; 63=blue; 64=green; 65=red. Only one trim
level available of "J" for Tampico embossed vinyl.
1971 Javelin SST *and* AMX: 61=black; 63=blue; 64=green; 65=red;
068=white. Three trim levels available of "S" Wellington vinyl; "L" leather
only available in 61=black and 65=red; and "R" corduroy.
1972 Javelin *and* AMX: 61=black; 63=blue; 64=green; 65=red/black;
66=tan; 68=white. Three available trims of "S"=wellington vinyl; "R"
corduroy only available in 61/black; 63/blue; 64/green; 66/tan and the
elusive "W" is for the Pierre Cardin interior option.
1973 Javelin *and* AMX: 41=black; 43=blue; 44=green; 46=tan; 48=white.
Three trims available of "S" Uganda vinyl; "R" Domino fabric only available
in 41/black; 43/blue; 44/green and 46/tan. And "W" is the rare Pierre Cardin
interior option.
1974 Javelin *and* AMX: 41=black; 43=blue; 44=green; 46=tan and
48=white. Three trims available of "S" Uganda vinyl; "R" domino fabric only
available in 61/black; 43/blue; 44/green; 46/tan; "W" is for Pierre Cardin.
examples:
428Q=white seats; rest of interior black; 421Q=black Uganda vinyl/all. 433P=blue Domino

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