I built one of those years ago around when they were released. Everything went great until one of the valve stem springs went flying. Well, that half of the engine got painted up like the real thing and the other is clear to show the inner workings. One of the future problems you'll have is the belts. They'll dry out and get brittle.
I'm not an AMC fan, but today as I pulled into my local Menard's there was a white and blown Javalin leaving. Didn't have time to get my phone out to snap a pic or vid of it before he was out of there. Sounded pretty good though.
Went to the annual West Allis car show held right downtown. The bonus for me though is Model Empire, one of the sponsors, was open on a rare Sunday. So, of course I had to stop in. Picked these up today.
Well...not so fast. LeMans of those years were 2D37 cars and GTO's were 242 cars...the 2 at the beginning of each is for Pontiac. Technically a separate model off of the LeMans line. "The Judge" was and option off of the GTO line. The first year GTO, 1964, was an option on the LeMans. From '65-'71 GTO's were 242 cars. And, in '72 the GTO was reverted back to a LeMans option except for '74...on the Ventura. Oh, and there's no such thing as a Pontiac "big block." It's just a Pontiac block. Externally, they are all the same size. If you need to buy general parts for a Pontiac engine, you will see on the packaging or box "Pontiac 326-455ci." Actual displacement is derived with internal parts.