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Old 10-29-2017, 04:52 PM   #14329  
Lee Stewart
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Did you know . . .

The Mark Donohue edition of the Javelin came about due to politics. Mark needed a specific rear spoiler made, but AMC would only do it if Mark signed off on selling Javelins with his name on them, as AMC had to build 2500 of them to "homologate" them. They had better than normal engines, with 4 bolt mains and open pot heads.

The kick needed to get publicity for them came from Penske who bought the 1st 18, and Sun Oil Co hired young women to drive them around the USA to Sunoco gas stations on a "beautification" campaign, checking on the cleanliness, professionalism of the employees, etc.


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