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Offline vangremlin

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The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:34:55 PM »
I was recently out in the San Francisco area, and I told my son I was on the hunt for the Elusive Eagle - you know, an almost rust free California Eagle that someone was practically giving away.  I checked the C-List while I was out there with no luck, but kept my eyes open for the Elusive Eagle.

I was afraid the Eagle was going to totally elude me, when one day, while we were visiting a winery near Calistoga,
I came outside and there it was -  a beautiful California Eagle - almost.  It turned out to be a Concord that was in great shape, here are some photos.  And all the Eagles did elude me, I guess they didn't want to move to Colorado.







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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:36:42 PM »
Wow!!! What a great looking Concord! And it was an elusive Fleet car it looks like...no Opera Window.

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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 07:54:04 PM »
Love that three quarter vinyl roof.
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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 08:11:58 PM »
Were all the Concords sedans? I saw one like that in Lakewood a few months ago but didn't think anything about the different packages IF they were available. I was too focused on the Hornet across from it.
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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 08:47:19 PM »
Concords came in the 4 and 2 door sedans...also the Wagon.

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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 09:01:50 PM »
Concords came in the 4 and 2 door sedans...also the Wagon.
Then the real elusive bird is the 4 door wagon. Just the sight of these things beg for 4WD. Period.
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AMC 258C {R2:11.Oct.12}
Carter 2681 {R2:28.Oct.12}
TorqueFlite A998 {R6: -20.Apr.12}
NP129 {R2:28.Apr.12}
M35-273 {???}
Compression: 10.5:1
Corrected Idle: 500RPM

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Re: The Elusive Eagle (almost)
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 09:18:34 PM »
Wow!!! What a great looking Concord! And it was an elusive Fleet car it looks like...no Opera Window.

Not a fleet car, as it has the vinyl roof, and because it's either a DL or a Limited model as it has the square badge (looks like it says DL but not sure). Also, the opera window wasn't available on the 4 door sedans until 1980, and this a 1979 model.

That aside, that car looks fantastic. I wish my Concord looked that nice.
Dan
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