5-Speeds 4-Bys: 1984 AMC Eagle Sport

The Eagle was AMC’s late ’70s answer to the OPEC oil embargo and high
gas prices that followed. Sales of traditional pickup trucks and SUVs
were down. AMC needed a way to pad their
bottom line with more sales of profitable 4WD-equipped vehicles — so they took a chance with a gussied up version of the  Concorde (formerly the Hornet, which started production in
1969) equipped with a full-time 4WD system, creating the first
true crossover and “sport utility wagon” before anybody else.  Find this 1984 AMC Eagle Sport offered for $2,000 in Pollock Pines, CA via craigslist.  Tip from RockOn.

The AMC Eagle was a strange looking 4X4 compact crossover-car thing that
defined traditional labeling — technically the sedan/wagon/coupe
versions were built on the AMC Concord chassis, but the 2-door SX/4,
Kammback, & Sundancer models were built on the AMC Spirit subcompact

Under the hood is a 4.2 liter inline-6 that pushes out some unremarkable amount of horsepower into a 5-speed manual gearbox, which will make driving this thing more like piloting a semi-truck instead of a delivery van.


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