The Truth About Cars » AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1982 AMC Eagle Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-station-wagon/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281378 I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area self-service wrecking yards like clockwork, and I photograph them when they do […]

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I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area self-service wrecking yards like clockwork, and I photograph them when they do […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1983 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/crapwagon-outtake-1983-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/crapwagon-outtake-1983-amc-eagle/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267441 At times, I’ll start a new week with a theme for my Digestible/Crapwagon pieces, such as last week’s “what could I legally import if I had money” saga. Other weeks, I’m lucky to stumble upon any interesting cars at all, so any imagined thread tying them together is absolute happenstance. Like this week’s “Obscure, from […]

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At times, I’ll start a new week with a theme for my Digestible/Crapwagon pieces, such as last week’s “what could I legally import if I had money” saga. Other weeks, I’m lucky to stumble upon any interesting cars at all, so any imagined thread tying them together is absolute happenstance. Like this week’s “Obscure, from […]

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2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review – The Sport Utility… Sedan? [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-volvo-s60-cross-country-review-sport-utility-sedan-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-volvo-s60-cross-country-review-sport-utility-sedan-video/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206657 I understand the logic behind the modern crossover, especially in Sweden. Sweden’s 360,000 mile network of public and private roads is only 30-percent paved. That leaves some 252,000 miles of unpaved glory to explore. This high percentage of unpaved roads explains why Volvos have long had reasonable ground clearance, why the Swedes invented the headlamp […]

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I understand the logic behind the modern crossover, especially in Sweden. Sweden’s 360,000 mile network of public and private roads is only 30-percent paved. That leaves some 252,000 miles of unpaved glory to explore. This high percentage of unpaved roads explains why Volvos have long had reasonable ground clearance, why the Swedes invented the headlamp […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1983-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1983-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934978 Ahh, the AMC Eagle! So much car-industry history wrapped up in the Eagle, which was a highly innovative machine made during the very last gasps of American Motors (and continuing as a Chrysler product, briefly, before Chrysler killed the Eagle and kept the name for its new marque, which was then slapped on a rebadged […]

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Ahh, the AMC Eagle! So much car-industry history wrapped up in the Eagle, which was a highly innovative machine made during the very last gasps of American Motors (and continuing as a Chrysler product, briefly, before Chrysler killed the Eagle and kept the name for its new marque, which was then slapped on a rebadged […]

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Car Guys & Gals You Should Know About – Roy Lunn’s Resume: Ford GT40, Boss 429 Mustang, Jeep XJ Cherokee, AMC Eagle 4X4 and More! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/car-guys-gals-you-should-know-about-roy-lunns-resume-ford-gt40-boss-429-mustang-jeep-xj-cherokee-amc-eagle-4x4-and-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/car-guys-gals-you-should-know-about-roy-lunns-resume-ford-gt40-boss-429-mustang-jeep-xj-cherokee-amc-eagle-4x4-and-more/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=783073 You may not have heard the name Roy Lunn, but undoubtedly you’ve heard about the cars that he guided into being. You think that’s an exaggeration? Well, you’ve heard about the Ford GT40 haven’t you? How about the original XJ Jeep Cherokee? Lunn headed the team at Ford that developed the LeMans winning GT40. Later […]

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You may not have heard the name Roy Lunn, but undoubtedly you’ve heard about the cars that he guided into being. You think that’s an exaggeration? Well, you’ve heard about the Ford GT40 haven’t you? How about the original XJ Jeep Cherokee? Lunn headed the team at Ford that developed the LeMans winning GT40. Later […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497975 The AMC Eagle may have disappeared from public consciousness decades ago outside of Colorado, but Eagles are still all over the place in the Mile High City. I can think of a couple of daily-driven Eagle survivors within several blocks of my house (not to mention several VW Vanagon Syncros, but that’s another story), and […]

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The AMC Eagle may have disappeared from public consciousness decades ago outside of Colorado, but Eagles are still all over the place in the Mile High City. I can think of a couple of daily-driven Eagle survivors within several blocks of my house (not to mention several VW Vanagon Syncros, but that’s another story), and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 AMC Eagle Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1980-amc-eagle-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1980-amc-eagle-coupe/#comments Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450472 The AMC Eagle must have sold better in Colorado than in any other part of the world, because I see so many of the things in Denver junkyards that I don’t even bother photographing most of them. This ’80, however, is a hyper-Malaise two-door with vinyl top and purple-and-red tape stripes, and that makes it […]

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The AMC Eagle must have sold better in Colorado than in any other part of the world, because I see so many of the things in Denver junkyards that I don’t even bother photographing most of them. This ’80, however, is a hyper-Malaise two-door with vinyl top and purple-and-red tape stripes, and that makes it […]

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Junkyard Find: Iron Duked 1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-iron-duked-1981-amc-eagle-sx4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-iron-duked-1981-amc-eagle-sx4/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410681 I find a lot of AMC Eagles in Denver, both in and out of the junkyards, but almost all of them are wagons. During a recent junkyard visit, I spotted the first Spirit-based Eagle I’ve seen in a long time. The pushrod Iron Duke was standard equipment on ’81 Eagles, and it clattered out a […]

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I find a lot of AMC Eagles in Denver, both in and out of the junkyards, but almost all of them are wagons. During a recent junkyard visit, I spotted the first Spirit-based Eagle I’ve seen in a long time. The pushrod Iron Duke was standard equipment on ’81 Eagles, and it clattered out a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1979-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1979-amc-eagle/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402409 Since I’ve only been wandering about in Denver junkyards for a year, I have no way of telling whether the current glut of junked AMC Eagles I’m encountering (e.g., this ’84, this ’84, and this ’82, plus a few more that I haven’t photographed yet) is a recent development or a trend that’s been going […]

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Since I’ve only been wandering about in Denver junkyards for a year, I have no way of telling whether the current glut of junked AMC Eagles I’m encountering (e.g., this ’84, this ’84, and this ’82, plus a few more that I haven’t photographed yet) is a recent development or a trend that’s been going […]

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Junkyard Find: Parade of Doomed Eagles Continues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-parade-of-doomed-eagles-continues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-parade-of-doomed-eagles-continues/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394557 With the AMC Eagle being such a historically significant car, let’s hope at least a few of them survive the next decade. We saw this brown ’85 Eagle wagon last week, and this black ’84 wagon will join it in a Fujian steel plant soon enough. If AMC had been able to scrape up more […]

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With the AMC Eagle being such a historically significant car, let’s hope at least a few of them survive the next decade. We saw this brown ’85 Eagle wagon last week, and this black ’84 wagon will join it in a Fujian steel plant soon enough. If AMC had been able to scrape up more […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-1984-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-1984-amc-eagle/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393691 How many Eagles did AMC sell? According to the Standard Catalog, 24,535 Eagles rolled out of AMC showrooms in 1984… and I betcha that 20,000 of them were sold in Colorado. You still see plenty of Eagles on the street here in Denver (I can think of a half-dozen within a few blocks of my […]

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How many Eagles did AMC sell? According to the Standard Catalog, 24,535 Eagles rolled out of AMC showrooms in 1984… and I betcha that 20,000 of them were sold in Colorado. You still see plenty of Eagles on the street here in Denver (I can think of a half-dozen within a few blocks of my […]

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So Many Eagles In Colorado, But Not All Can Fend Off The Subaru Hordes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/so-many-eagles-in-colorado-but-not-all-can-fend-off-the-subaru-hordes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/so-many-eagles-in-colorado-but-not-all-can-fend-off-the-subaru-hordes/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382341 Yes, there’s a place where you’ll see AMC Eagles on a regular basis; there are several parked on the street in my Denver neighborhood, and you see even more when you go into the mountains. Even the ahead-of-its-time Eagle can’t last forever, however, and this one has begun its journey back to the steel mill. […]

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Yes, there’s a place where you’ll see AMC Eagles on a regular basis; there are several parked on the street in my Denver neighborhood, and you see even more when you go into the mountains. Even the ahead-of-its-time Eagle can’t last forever, however, and this one has begun its journey back to the steel mill. […]

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Could This Be The Ideal Colorado Winter Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381392 I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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