A 1971 AMC Javelin Trans-Am race car has been put up for sale by the Canepa Collection and, boy, does it come with quite a hefty price tag.

According to people in the know, this particular vehicle was built by Roger Penske Racing back in 1971 and was also the last car ever driven by Mark Donahue before hanging up his Trans-Am racing shoes. Likewise, the seller also describes the 1971 race car as an actual 1970 model that was retro-fitted for the 1971 season thanks in large part to the car’s successful runner-up finish during the 1970 season. And wouldn’t you know it, the car improved on its 1970 second-place finish to win the championship a year later.

And, oh, as far as that aforementioned price, the privilege of taking this vehicle home is going to cost $950,000.


Source: Canepa Collection

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  (2) posted on 04.20.2012

amc’s are cool!

  (448) posted on 07.22.2011

What an outstanding event! I’m still wondering if there are any such kind of events happened on my area. I should know! I must be there to support it smiley

  (504) posted on 07.13.2011

Great, this was a vintage right? But Am also thinking if this one is a replica. We wouldn’t know until we examine its parts to confirm.

  (331) posted on 06.21.2011

Its unusual to hear a championship car being auctioned. Mostly, cars like this is being saved as a memorabilia to keep the historical event.

  (539) posted on 06.21.2011

hmm. Is this the original car or just a replica? In case this is the original production, Well, I have to praised the great restoration for this vintage car and I wonder if the engine still works?

  (334) posted on 05.25.2011

Well, its quite good to have one of this vintage car. IMO, it look better than a Lincoln car though the front bumper is kind of hideous.

  (599) posted on 05.25.2011

Just don’t look on the face of this car and it will be okay. I think this car would be a great trophy since it won the 1971 AMC Javelin Trans-Am race.

  (367) posted on 05.10.2011

hmm. I think this article should be put in the auction section as well! However,buying this car would be a great price since its a champion car during the late 1970’s!

  (205) posted on 03.31.2011

For sure, this car would cost millions and take to note its not just a vintage car, but it actually. It has a title "champion car"! This car is definitely a treasure in car industry. 

  (341) posted on 11.22.2010

The last was that they moved Saturn upmarket and that was just a stupid thing to do at the wrong time. GM might have been able to pull of Opel Saturn the recession hadn’t hit but it did and given that the cars were more expensive and the user base was alienated and Saturn withered and died.

  (1211) posted on 09.21.2010

Yeah,,just a crap car.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

What? what the heck was that? it’s an overprice dude.. yes the owner is the legend, but this car is just a crap...

  (406) posted on 05.26.2010

Cool looking trans am! hmm I guess it needs a little touch of foose before selling.

  (512) posted on 05.26.2010

Looks like this was the best car of 1971. Also, it seemed that this legendary champion experienced difficult challenge and that’s why I agree on the price they offered.

  (544) posted on 05.26.2010

You’re just paying the reputation he created and not the car. Nasty, right it?

  (331) posted on 05.25.2010

An old car with $950,000. Well I bet you’re paying for the reputation made by this car and not the unit itself.

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