Engine Bay Photo-Trans Am AMC-Javelin

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1971 Trans Am AMC Javelin Mark Donohue Championship Car


Offered here is the very car that won the 1971 SCCA Trans-Am Championship with seven wins out of ten events. As the only car built by Penske for his AMC effort and the last Trans Am car driven by Mark Donohue, it embodies the truest spirit of American Road racing when “Race on Sunday – sell on Monday” pitted warriors such as Mark Donohue against Parnelli Jones and a host of other equally notable combatants. Painstakingly restored to unaltered, period exacting standards by MAECO Motorsport, fully sorted and prepared with fresh mechanical components from T.O.E. Performance and maintained by McGee Motorsports, this – the ultimate prized of the muscle car era will be sold and entrusted to a new steward of ownership.

Today, no vintage competitive event is more thrilling than the roar of the Trans Am pack at the drop of the green flag! Nothing more exhilarating than snaking up the hill at Sears Point or dropping into the ‘corkscrew’ at Laguna Seca… or the ghosts of races past beckoning at Lime Rock, Mid Ohio or Road America. Nothing of course other than being behind the wheel!

A highly detailed photo documentary is included with the vehicle that clearly illustrates the re-discovery, and comprehensive restoration on one of the most pristine and well preserved cars of the Trans Am era. Entirely intact, meticulously and fastidiously restored to a fanatical level of authenticity by well known premiere specialists in vintage race prep and service; MAECO Motorsport of Northridge California.

Photographs impart the painstaking and exacting efforts to document and restore the Mark Donohue Javelin from the bare, undamaged, body shell and every single element having been addressed. From exact measurements for placement of locking pin lanyard rivets, to the correct finish on unique, prototype components that are exclusive to this vehicle alone. From suspension pieces to paint schemes and the signature Donohue pin striping have been documented and restored to a stunning, Concours level result.

Not satisfied to merely be a showcase of arguably the most significant in American muscle car history, the ultimate objective was to return once again to the glory of the race track. Since completion in 2003, the car has been actively tested, sorted and campaigned in all the top level competitive events. From the Monterey Historic, Wine Country Classic, Coronado Speed Festival, Sebring Speed Week, and many others, she has proven not to merely be a stunning aesthetic showpiece – but an adamant participant as well. A fresh engine from T.O.E. Performance overseen by Mr. Tony Oddo was installed in early 2008. Under the care of McGee Motorsport of Sonoma (Sears Point) this Javelin has been maintained and prepared for the next fortunate ownership.

Documentation also includes full Dynamometer Specification test results from T.O.E. Performance and the ultimate prize, copies of the 20 page FIA Certification of Homologation papers issued to AMC for the Javelin. In addition a full descriptive text report of history and ownership from the Historic Trans Am Registry – issued Registry number: HTA -103 – and the corresponding Official Certificate will be transferred to the new custodian.