The Javelin was a capable performer, although the Big Three's pony cars tended to be a bit better. Still, I would give up a few MPH for the looks of the Javelin.
This Javelin may or may not have come with the AMC Go Pack. The Go Pack consisted of a special instrument package, upgraded suspension and brakes, a rear spoiler, special wheels and numerous other upgrades. Many of the Go Pack's features could be ordered separately. Some features could be deleted from the package. It makes telling whether a car came from the factory with a Go Pack tough.
The seller was going to do a restomod on this car, but then, thankfully, had a change of heart. Overall, this car is in very nice condition and deserves to be kept stock. (Although someone has already put in a GM rear axle in it.)
Located in Kokomo, IN, click here to see the eBay listing.
1985 Renault Encore - Talk about a car you don't see anymore. The Encore was marketed as a sporty / upscale version of the Renault Alliance. Really.
Other than the big glass hatch, there were not a lot of differences between the Alliance and the Encore. The Encore was a few inches shorter than the Alliance and had some very minor trim differences.
The Encore came standard with the same 1.4 liter 4 found in the Alliance. It was very economical. It was not sporty at all.
The Alliance / Encore was built to a price and it showed. The materials they used looked and felt cheap. The front seats, however, in typical Renault fashion, were truly spectacular.
The drivetrain in the Alliance / Encore was fairly reliable. Everything around it and attached to it was not.
I love Renaults. I've owned a bunch. A couple of R12s, a LeCar, a couple of R17 Gordinis, an R10, a Fuego and an 18i sedan and wagon. (My two R17 Gordinis were so good, they would make a Top 10 list of favorite cars I have owned.) But, I never had a desire to own an Alliance / Encore. 30 years later, I still don't.
Located in San Luis Obispo, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.