The AMC Eagle was the original crossover. It combined a car-like chassis/ride with a truck-like raised suspension and off-roading capability. Today’s example is modified version, but it looks cool and has as much clearance as a Jeep. Find this 1983 AMC Eagle 4X4 offered for $9999 in San Luis Obispo, CA via craigslist. Tip from MikeD.
From the seller:
1983 amc eagle
title status: clean
Modified AMC 4×4 Eagle Wagon featured in 2019 Hagerty Magazine. This is the way AMC should have built the AMC Eagle!! This Modified “can do” Eagle features a 2-3″ lift and brand new 31″ All Terrain tires . It has as much Clarence as a new Jeep.
Other Features of this little beast include:
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Power Door Locks
- Power Mirrors
- Power Seats
- Interval Wipers
- Tilt Steering Wheel
- New All Terrain tires (maybe 300 miles on them)
- New brake booster
- New plugs, wires, distributor, O2 Sensor
- New hoses and belts
- New starter and battery
- New Bilstien and KYB shocks
- New Sway bar bushings
- New front springs (1972 Javelin)
- New wheel bearings
- New window regulator
- New exterior door handles –
- New LED spotlights
- New rear hatch shocks
- New window channel rubber
- Metal valve cover
This Eagle is featured in the Spring 2019 Hagerty magazine and filmed for TV at the Concours de lemons in Monterey 2019.
All mechanical issues have been sorted out and the vehicle is good to go anywhere. She starts, idles, brakes and handles just fine! Horsepower was boosted from stock with new distributor, new wires and plugs. New hoses, belts replaced as needed. New battery, starter, and brake booster. A/C is INOP. Heater works. Currently the stock radio plays intermittently. There’s a short somewhere. tinted rear windows.
The interior has all of its original components. Carpet is a little sun faded in the rear. The under dash hood latch handle broke (because it is made of cheap plastic) and so I am using a beer opener as pull until I can fabricate something more…uuuhhh…..refined I guess. She has new thick rubber floor mats. The headliner is sagging as most of the Eagles do because the glue dries out. Ive applied decorative upholstery pins to hold the material in place which seems to be working fine. Each seat cushion in front has a 3 inch tear. The passenger side only has a tear on the vinyl, whereas the driver’s side has one on the cloth and the vinyl. I have purchased enough NOS AMC houndstooth cloth material from the only source on the planet to repair the seat. Just need a needle and some thread.
You may find a few out there but you don’t find Eagles like this ! All in All, a well preserved Eagle that has been given some love and a dose or two of steroids for confidence. She’s ready for some adventure. Are you?
I can arrange delivery anywhere by 3rd party, or possibly deliver in person.
Selling because the Eagle is sadly not getting any exercise nor being used to its potential. Too many other projects and not enough time.
I’d rather Sell but Trades considered.
Call any time !
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