Automobiles in 1967
AMC's answer to the Barracuda, Camaro, and
Mustang was introduced on August 22, 1967, and
went on sale on September 26, 1967. The only
totally new production model to be introduced in
1967 (as a 1968 model), the Javelin had a base
price of $2,743.
Available only in a two-door hardtop body
style, the Javelin came in "base" and
SST models. The standard engines were a 232-cubic
inch straight-6 and a 290-cubic inch two-barrel
carburetor V-8. Other engine combinations were
available, up to a 390-cubic inch V-8. With the
standard 232, the Javelin cruised at 80 miles per
hour when equipped with an automatic
transmission, while the 290 had a top speed of
100 miles per hour.
Unveiled at the 1967 Geneva
Motor Show, the Comuta was designed and built by
Ford of Great Britain. So small that three of
them could fit in a standard parking space, the
Comuta was definitely designed with crowded city
streets in mind. Although it had a top speed of
40 mph, the Comuta's promoters stressed that a
maximum 25 m.ph. was recommended if the driver
wanted to get the full 40 miles its batteries
could go before recharging.
Although there are a few
pictures and videos around showing the Comuta in
action, it is not known whether the Comuta ever
went into full production.
the Year 1967
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