Monday, July 9, 2018

1969 AMC Badger Javelin - I Had No Idea This Was A Thing Until Today

I love AMC Javelins. Even as a kid, when they were still selling them new, I would have taken a Javelin over a Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, etc., etc.

Until today I had no idea there was a "Badger Javelin." Built only in 1969, it was sold only in Wisconsin. (Known as the "Badger State" - Something else I didn't know until today.)

It is estimated that just around 80 were built. All were white with the red stripes and had lettering on the doors. It came with a 343 or 390 V8. A  roof mounted spoiler and hood scoops were standard on the Badger.

The seller says only 4 are known top exist today. This, I assume, is one of them. 

This car is in rough shape. Really rough shape. There is plenty of rust and at some point its original engine was replaced with a 304. It has been on and off the internet for quite awhile and the photos are from 2008, if the time stamp is correct. 

As far as I know, the Badger was not given a special VIN. Many of the "cool" parts (i.e. spoiler, hood scoops) were available as AMC options. If you could find those parts you could create a bootleg Badger fairly easily. The graphics could be reproduced. Still, this is a real Badger. 1 of 4 known to exist. It would be an intense labor of love, but it would be cool to see this one brought back to its former glory. 

Located in Iola, WI, click here to see the Craigslist listing. 

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