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Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« on: June 12, 2011, 10:08:58 PM »
I was just looking around here on the Spirit thread....I never knew they made a Spirit Limited..... Ive never seen or heard of one! I love those high back leather seats!! Has Anyone here ever seen one of these rare cars...or better yet owned one?
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 12:16:51 PM »
Spirit Limited? Maybe that means GT?  Cuz there were quite a bit of GT's made. Or maybe there was a Spirit Limited? I've never heard of one either! That would be cool to see one if there is one.
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 12:29:23 PM »
The only place I've seen one of these mythical beasts is in a brochure.  It doesn't make sense that AMC would even offer it, since the Spirit was intended to be an economy car and/or a sporty car - not a luxury car.  I doubt many were sold.

The luxury car niche was filled by the Concord, so the Concord Limited made much more sense - although those seem to be extremely rare as well.  I have been tipped off as to the whereabouts of one close to me though...
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 04:42:22 PM »
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 04:50:44 PM »
oh man I'd love to get my hands on a few of the "sedan" options for my kammback.  Mainly those awesome pillowtop seats and the rear window deflector
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 10:44:51 PM »
WOW that thing is GORGEOUS
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 12:10:40 AM »
I love the woodgrain steering wheels. But I am lovin my sport wheel.
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 12:12:40 AM »
even the steering wheel is imitation wood grain....and look at the wood shifter knob! What I wouldnt give to just see one!! those gotta be about as common as the sundancers....That would have been awesome if the limited package had found its way into the sx4's and kambacks.
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 12:27:55 AM »
I have never seen interior like that before.  Very nice. 
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 12:41:59 AM »
Kinda makes one wonder if it was one of those things that never actually made it to the show room floor due to lack of interest. It goes to show how ahead of the time AMC was. That was probably the only low end car that was available with such high end options....Today even the lowest end cars are available with leather and power options...back then that was unheard of....AMC's are so darn interesting!!
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 08:27:18 AM »
my dl had the same dash and coloumn with wheel, but with no passenger side mirror or top vents. there was/are package tray vents on both my spirits, but they are molded above or below, not part of the tray like those ones. my gt has the same centre console, and wooden shift knob, but my shifter is bent, as it is an sr4 car. the gt does not have the wood steering wheel tho, and the speedo and tach have a more rounded numbering, vs the square on those cars, and my dl.
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 08:57:28 PM »
My '81 SX/4 has the same style wood grain steering wheel.

I would love to have one of those center consoles/arm rests though!  and the top vents in the dash.

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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 10:11:15 PM »
I wish they would have used that style of seats in all the eagles!...I like these big wide seats that the big body eagles have but an arm rest would be so nice!
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 10:15:46 PM »
the wood grain steering wheel is a nice piece indeed.  I have a nutmeg one in prestine shape from my wagon that I took out in favor of a nutmeg sport wheel
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Re: Anyone seen a Spirit Limited lately?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 10:31:08 PM »
I would love to find one of those in good shape. The one on my cars is shot. I found a nice sport wheel at the pull and pay but its Honey instead of the nutmeg im looking for....Ill have to check out the wagoneers in the junkyard too their steering wheels should fit.
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