1968 AMC Javelin automobile, instrument panel and door handle
Separate views of the instrument panel and door handle of a 1968 AMC Javelin coupe. Printed on front: "T2, T3." Label on back: "Public Relations Department, American Motors Corporation, 14250 Plymouth Road, Detroit, Michigan 48232. 27677." For P.M. release Tuesday, August 22, 1967. T2: A safety-styled instrument panel, of injection molded ABS plastic overlaid with heavy padding for passenger safety, highlights the interior of American Motors' new Javelin. The aircraft designed panel contains deeply recessed controls and instruments which are located directly in front of the driver for optimum visibility. Controls are situated for ease of access. A deep-dish, three-spoke steering wheel and energy absorbing steering column are standard. A tachometer, mounted in the panel directly to the left of the speedometer, is a Javelin option. T3: A new flush mounted exterior door handle design is standard on all American Motors Rebel, Ambassador and Javelin models for 1968. The smooth-contoured, rectangular handle body, recessed in the door, incorporates the door key lock, protecting it against snow and freezing. The spring-loaded paddle handle is exceptionally easy to operate, requiring only a slight pull to open. The handle is part of a unique pre-set locking system included on these models."
- Resource ID:
- Javelin automobile
- Automobiles--Instrument panels
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 10 x 8 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- AMC, 1968
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