Autos: Hope at American

After nearly two years in reverse, American Motors Corp. last week made a move to get into high gear. Off the company's production lines in Kenosha, Wis., rolled the first Javelin specialty car, a handsome 1968-model entry that will put A.M.C. into the bustling youth market with such fast company as Ford's Mustang, Chevrolet's Camaro, Plymouth's Barracuda, Lincoln Mercury's Cougar and Pontiac's Firebird.

A two-door hardtop with swept-back body, the Javelin boasts the kind of features that the sports-minded car buyer seems to prefer—streamlined hood, bucket seats, split grille and sunken door...

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