Hammer Time: 1982 AMC Eagle
There are only a few minutes to go in this auction, and somebody is about to get a fantastic deal on one of the first crossover SUVs (CUV?) put into production many years ago by a little firm out of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Find this 1982 AMC Eagle survivor here on eBay bidding for $2,550 with a few minutes to go, located in Etters, PA.
What more can you ask for? Big 258 cubic inch inline-6 up front, 4X4, questionable wagon styling, grey/blue — this thing has it all. email@example.com
These were in strong demand for a while, now that you can't swing a cat without hitting a cheap used XC90 or Forester maybe less so, but AMC definitely deserves credit (if you consider it something credit-worthy) for starting the whole thing.
Well, they're still in enough demand for this one to have sold tout-suite for $2550.
I think for $2550 this one was well purchased — not a steal, but for less than $3k you get a rugged, 4X4 thing with wagony style that'll get smiles everywhere you go. It was good enough for Phoebe Hearst to drive every day…
Yeah, it's a fun alternative to FWD-based stuff.
I nominate tuck-and-roll headliners for the next Thursday Twister.
Had one of these maybe 15 years ago. A 1980 with the permanently engaged 4WD I picked up for $600 in decent shape. It was reliable as nails, and had excellent, go-anywhere ability. I would not hesitate to get another.
A young TRD with his beloved '80 Eagle:
Was gonna say something like "You don't know young, sonny, back in the day billboards didn't have URLs on them. I bet you even had a cellphone."
Alas, though none of my car ownership experiences predate the internet, I was rocking a roll of quarters at the time of the picture. Here's a prior car ownership list for posterity. I will spare your eyes the motorcycle list, as it's 3x longer:
'73 Chevy Silverado 2WD
'75 Chevy Monza 2+2 (262ci V8)
'86 Olds. Cutlass Cruiser wagon
'85 Plymouth Horizon
'78 Chevy K-5 Blazer 4WD
'87 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R Turbo
'83 Honda Prelude DX
'80 AMC Eagle 4WD
'85 Honda Civic DX
'95 Ford Contour GL
'79 Pontiac Trans-Am WS-4
'91 Honda Civic Base
'88 Acura Integra RS
'88 Acura Integra LS
'87 GMC S-15 Pickup ext. cab 2WD
'96 Dodge Dakota Sport reg. cab 4WD
'83 Toyota Pickup Dlx 4WD
'07 Toyota Corolla LE
'83 Toyota Pickup SR-5 4WD
'14 Hyundai Elantra SE
'07 Toyota Prius Touring
Damn, I LOVE this list. Your tasty in marginal metal is similar to mine but you also mixed in some good cars too. Keep up the good work!