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Introducing the Cardin Javelin.

There are few designers in the same league as Frenchman, Pierre Cardin (kar-dán.)  Maybe it's because he's as good at thinking as he is at designing.  (People should feel like they're sitting in a living room instead of sitting in a machine.")

That's why we asked him to take the sporty feeling of the outside of our Javelin SST and carry it through to the inside.

Only Pierre Cardin can make upholstery look so elegant, door panels so classy, and a headliner so chic.

And only American Motors can give you a Cardin label at the price of a Javelin.

Besides that, the '72 American Motors Javelin is backed up with our Buyer Protection Plan. Which takes the frustration, aggravation and inconvenience out of owning a car.

The Cardin Javelin

It's available in four exterior colors that go with Cardin's interior design: Trans Am Red, Stardust Silver, Snow White, Wild Plum.

So that the Beautiful People can buy a lot of class.  Without worrying about clash.

 

 
Introducing the Cardin Javelin.

Come in and slip into a two-door sporty model.

There are few designers in the same league as Pierre Cardin.  Maybe it's because he's as good at thinking as he is at designing.  (People should feel like they're sitting in a living room instead of sitting in a machine.")

That's why we asked him to take the sporty feeling of the outside of our Javelin SST and carry it through to the inside.

Only Pierre Cardin can make upholstery look so elegant, door panels so classy, and a headliner so chic.

And only American Motors can give you a Cardin label at the price of a Javelin.

Besides that, the '72 American Motors Javelin is backed up with our Buyer Protection Plan. Which takes the frustration, aggravation and inconvenience out of owning a car.

Stop by your American Motors dealer and try on a Javelin for size.

 

Cardin Javelin press release 1971

 Pierre Cardin Javelin press release, Dec 15, 1971

AMC Cardin Javelin literature

1973 Cardin Javelin press kit release

Pierre Cardin Javelin, 1973 press kit release

Cardin Javelin fashion show Chicago

And What an Introduction...

Pierre Cardin himself showed up for the introduction at the 1972 Auto Show, and he was not alone.  With him came a troupe of models to also show off his newest fashion designs alongside the Cardin Javelin.

... more images to come in the gallery...

Chicago Auto Show, 1972

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

 Clear-Power Battery - Aluminized Exhaust System

Weather-Eye Heating & Ventilation System - Bucket Seats-Vinyl

Guard-Rail Doors - 232 CID Six, 1-Barrel

3-Speed Manual, Full-Synchromesh, Floor Shifter

Anti-Theft Ignition, Steering & Trans. Lock with Warning Buzzer

 

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Vinyl-Covered Roof - Twin-Grip Differential

Power Steering - Power Drum Brakes - Power Disc Brakes, Front

AM Push-Button Radio - AM/FM Push-Button Multiplex Stereo Radio

Storgae/Litter Pouches (Front Doors) - Trunk Lid Rack

Adjust-O-Tilt Steering Wheel - Headlights-Off Delay System

Bumper Guards- Front & Rear - Insulation Group

Engines - 258 CID Six - 304 CID V-8 - 360 CID V-8 - 401 CID V-8

Stereo Tape Player - All-Season Air Conditioning System

Space-Saver Spare Tire

 

Regional and Dealer Advertisments for the Cardin Javelin.

Not only did the mother company focus on the designer interiors at major auto shows, but across the country various dealers aggressively promoted the Cardin Javelin as a lead to at least draw potential and return customers into their showroom.

Perhaps not everyone was in the market for a flashy sports car, but guaranteed many took a second look as they handed over payment for their family wagon.

 

Additional Colors for the 1973 model year.

American Motors added more color options for the Cardin Javelin in it's second year, available now in Snow White (A1), Diamond Blue metallic (E1), Pewter Silver metallic (E5), Trans Am Red (D7), Fresh Plum metallic (F3), and, for an additional cost, Classic Black (P1).  The special paint option had a cost of $37.80.

 

Cardin Javelin paint color options

Cardin's Designs.

Pierre Cardin created various designs in different colors and styles, which were sent to American Motors for them to make the selection.

Once the final design was chosen, the fabric and matching door panels were created.  It was also decided that the Cardin Javelin would only be available with certain paint options, so as not to clash with the colors of the interior.

The final design is included in the drawings to the right.

Pierre Cardin interior designs for the AMC Javelin

 

 
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