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Topic: Sunoco Company 71 Javelins
Posted By: tedjr1
Subject: Sunoco Company 71 Javelins
Date Posted: Dec/03/2017 at 7:04am
Looking for information about cars the company might have had.
Which were used in promotions or as company cars.



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Posted By: dltowers
Date Posted: Dec/03/2017 at 7:09am


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Original Owner, 1974 Javelin:
360ci,2v,727TC. Motorola Multiplex with 8-Track.
G4 Plum exterior with 421Q Black Uganda Interior. Purchased on July 16, 1974 from Hooker AMC, Sherman, TX for $4500.20


Posted By: dltowers
Date Posted: Dec/03/2017 at 7:30am


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Original Owner, 1974 Javelin:
360ci,2v,727TC. Motorola Multiplex with 8-Track.
G4 Plum exterior with 421Q Black Uganda Interior. Purchased on July 16, 1974 from Hooker AMC, Sherman, TX for $4500.20


Posted By: 304-dude
Date Posted: Dec/03/2017 at 7:40am
I never hear of Sunoco having a specific AMC promotional car for 71, let alone a Javelin. Unless you are thinking of the factory race cars that had Sonoco sponsorship. Basically Sonoco sponsored various AMC cars through the years in AMC racing history from the late 60s onward.

The most notable of the 71 Javelins was Sunoco's carry over from Penske / Donohue team effort started in 68/69 with the Camaro. For the most part Sunoco followed Penske on all his cars, which Donohue happend to be his main driver. The 71 Javelin was setup mostly the same as the 70 Javelin that Penske ended with in the 70 racing season. Just different body style for the new year.

Sunoco never commissioned a Javelin for direct marketing campaigns, their marketing was just to have the public see their name on a winning team in auto racing. The car shown in ads was directed for AMC'S sales campaign, and their proud winning season, to show the Javelin was as good and if not better than the Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers out on the lots.

If you want some of AMC'S history with Penske, the book Unfair Advantage explains in detail and a lot more than most of the chapters in the book. I would say Donohue had fond memories and a lot of time invested with the Javelin from 70 to 71 than any of the cars he raced with once he started as Penske's driver.

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71 Javelin SST body
390 69 crank, 70 block & heads
NASCAR SB2 rods & pistons
78 Jeep TH400 w/ 2.76 Low
50/50 Ford-AMC Suspension
79 F150 rear & 8.8 axles
Ford Racing 3.25 gears & 9" /w Detroit locker


Posted By: tedjr1
Date Posted: Dec/03/2017 at 9:30am
304 dude thanks but I am referring to company cars not racers . In fact I think I am looking for information on cars Sunoco might have used in their "Beautification Patrol". This would have been for inspections of their gas stations.


Posted By: DetroitAMX
Date Posted: Jan/21/2019 at 11:39pm

Any particular color of these cars?
Sunoco logo I'm sure.


Posted By: tedjr1
Date Posted: Jan/22/2019 at 5:15am
I have seen a photo of a blue car. Not sure which blue.


Posted By: Steve_P
Date Posted: Jan/22/2019 at 9:35am
Originally posted by tedjr1 tedjr1 wrote:

304 dude thanks but I am referring to company cars not racers . In fact I think I am looking for information on cars Sunoco might have used in their "Beautification Patrol". This would have been for inspections of their gas stations.


This was mentioned in The Unfair Advantage. No real info on the cars though.


Posted By: mramc
Date Posted: Jan/22/2019 at 4:56pm
OK, I looked it up in my revised reprint version of "The Unfair Advantage" Rodger Penske bought the first 18 Mark Donohue Javelins for Sun Oil Company and SUNOCO hired 18 young girls to go around to the gas stations with a check list .(Beatification Patrol) There no mention in the book of what color the 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin were , just that they were the first 18. They had one left over Mark Donohue eventually bought it for his mother. So, the cars were 1970s not 1971s and may not have been blue. No other information is given in the book. Page 193 has a few lines telling the tale. No other info is available that I'm aware of but some may come up with some thing. I always surprised by what people due come up with on AMCs. LRDaum


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LRDaum


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/01/2019 at 4:55am
could be interesting to see some pictures of the Beautification Patrol 

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/01/2019 at 4:58am
even if the pictures are not in color you could tell if the cars are different colors or not

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: scott
Date Posted: Feb/02/2019 at 2:24pm
Looks like 1971 360 powered Javelin AMX's.



Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Feb/02/2019 at 2:30pm
Great .....super Thumbs Up

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: amcFever
Date Posted: Feb/12/2019 at 7:13pm
where did you find that picture,and can it be enlarged?


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you dont get old and say i wish i had.....you get old and say..im glad i did.


Posted By: scott
Date Posted: Feb/13/2019 at 5:03pm
The picture was found when I googled Sunoco Beautification patrol. Picture came out of some sort of Sunoco magazine. I've been searching for the original booklet but haven't found one.


Posted By: tedjr1
Date Posted: Oct/20/2019 at 6:15am
Note 1970 Mark Donohue Javelin were not just "cosmetic" differences.


Posted By: 72AMXJavProto
Date Posted: Nov/03/2020 at 7:26pm
I believe I’ve seen a photo, possibly an ad of the Mark Donahue Javelin that Mark bought for his mother Hazel.  As I recall it was green (don’t recall what specific green color, but not BBG).


Posted By: White70JavelinSST
Date Posted: Nov/04/2020 at 8:35am
Best I could do.


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70 Javelin SST, second owner, purchased 1972


Posted By: jpnjim
Date Posted: Nov/04/2020 at 11:28am
Wow,
are those Green?

Either one of those could be my Green 71' 360 AMX,
except I'm a little doubtful that they would use 4 speed cars for a promotion like this.
(anyone know if they did?)


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71 Javelin AMX P-code Go pac 360/4spd/3.91's
was Green/green now T/A red w/blk leather

88,89&98 Jeeps


Posted By: azfletch
Date Posted: Nov/23/2020 at 10:59am
One of these cars is now for sale on E-bay.
They were 1971 AMX models with 360 2 Barrels! Vin is A1C798N260770. 
Sonoco Blue with Blue interior At and AC.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-AMX/174529990990?hash=item28a2cc514e:g:1KMAAOSwW0VfuwHr" rel="nofollow - 1971 AMC AMX | eBay


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Mark Fletcher
69 SC/Rambler B-Scheme(Sold October 2020)
70 Mark Donohue Javelin, 390 4 speed with 45K miles.
67 Rogue Barbados Blue 290 225HP 4 speed convertible 71K miles.
1980 Pacer Wagon 36K miles



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