Ever see a car that made you real back in horror as soon as you set eyes on it? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I was cruising eBay this afternoon. This is a 1973 AMC Javelin, a car that in stock form is one of the best looking cars from the muscle car era. This one has been tweaked and customized in the worst way imaginable with a body kit that looks like it came from a J.C. Whitney catalog and a paint job that looks like it was done behind a bodega someplace in the Bronx. The eBay ad states that the car is equipped with a blaster kit (ugh…), a 304 cu-in V8 and a “One of a Kind Paint Job” – yeah, ya’ think. If the pictures in this ad tell you anything, it should be to run far, far away.
Let’s see, we got white over-spray everywhere under the hood, a cracked front bumper, paint chips on virtually every panel and a tear in the right rear quarter fender. Oh, and let us not forget the $49.00 Sears Roadhandler tires. Unfortunately the entire car looks like it was put together in a half-assed manner, which means that if you see a few problems on the surface, that there are usually dozens more that you can’t see.