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Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« on: December 23, 2006, 09:46:18 AM »
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  The last model year for the AMC Eagle.  AMC's was no longer an independent company just a part of the Chrysler Corpoartion.  Mainly Jeep was all that was left of the former American Motors Corporation.  The only true AMC car available in 1988 was the American Eagle Wagon.  All of the cars sold during the 1988 model year were produced in calendar year 1987 between September and December 11th, when the last AMC rolled off the production line.  These cars were not 1987 left overs as stated by others elsewhere, they were produced for the 1988 model year.  Chrysler continued the Eagle name as a new Make, but the cars were Renault/AMC based models, models from Mitsubuishi and some Chrysler based cars.

88 Myths Corrected:
- 1988 AMC Eagles do exist!
- As stated above, the 88's were not 87 leftovers.
- Chrysler did not remove the AMC badges or trim pieces, and the VIN still indicates American Motors.
- The term "American Eagle" was used in advertisments as far back as 1980, not just for the 88's.
- AMC did not load them up with options to purge excess stock before closing.  Standard equipment was the same as the 87's.

The below dealer update proves this:




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1988 Eagle Wagon with wood trim. Last Eagle to take flight. (Owner member: 88Eagle).




1988 Window Sticker Courtesy of Eagle1985.  Note the VIN # is identical to earlier model years, with J indicating 1988.

2 = Canada
C = American Motors Canada
C = MPV
K = 4WD Auto Floor Shift
38 = Eagle 4 Door Wagon
6 = ?
7 = Check Digit
J = 1988
B = Brampton Plant




1988 Shipping Order.  Thanks again to Eagle 1985.



Total 1988 production:  2,306.
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1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 10:33:35 AM »
Evidently Chrysler wasn't in a rush to eliminate AMC references...the window sticker & warranty coverage both reference to AMC.  I remember going to Gesner AMC in Somerset, MA in late 87, tried to convince my parents to buy the last Eagle they had; ended up with a Renault Medallion sedan,  It was one of the few I ever saw not re-badged as an Eagle.  Nice car, but quirky.....hey that sounds familliar  ;)
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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2006, 01:35:23 PM »
Also note the reference to the American Motors Sales Corporation at the bottom right of the second window sticker.  I believe the "cheapie" '88 brochure also says the same.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 10:46:39 PM »


88 build sheet.  If anyone has any info on "American Military Sales Corp" I sure would love to hear from you.  Thanks

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006, 10:48:58 AM »
I have never heard of that one.  Now to research.  You know we have kept these model year topics locked from day 1 but the great responses lately in this thread which was accidently left unlocked makes me wonder if we should not unlock the others.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2006, 12:10:18 PM »
I've seen brochures from earlier model years from other parts of the world where the US had military bases & I believe the PX/Commisary had a program w/AMC for GI's to purchase vehicles.....to bad I enlisted in 1989, just a little to late...
1983 Spirit GT
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor


remember:  no matter where you go.......there you are

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2006, 10:55:02 AM »


This is a picture of an American Eagle brochure from the mid 80's. This Eagle has the older type hood with the newer type wheels.

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2006, 11:09:09 AM »


This is the back side of a brochure from 1982 refering to the American Eagle.

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2006, 11:58:58 AM »
I wish I had some of this type of advertisements and brochures and stuff.  Anywhere that I could track some of this literature down??  Other than Ebay?
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I no longer have an AMC Eagle, but I am still a fan.

After our fiasco with the Toyota Corolla I got for my wife I believe I am done with Japanese vehicles.

Dude you are preaching to a choir member that is close to becoming an AMC Minister if you know what I mean.


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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2006, 02:15:33 PM »
Swap meets, flea markets, consignment places, yard sales. Don't overlook places like thrift stores or Goodwill either, never know what kind of old stuff is going to show up there

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007, 11:12:18 PM »


My 1988 wagon came with an 87 owners manual (#295) and the O/O was told that they AMC, would send the correct 1988 owners manual...which they did.  The car was sold new in Oregon.

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2007, 06:45:54 AM »
At least they followed thru with the new one.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007, 09:15:57 AM »
Is it possible to "decode" the vehicle building order? I'm interested to know what, for example: TIRES 69, OPTION WC 8 or RP 5 stands for and so on...
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2xJensen FF -68, 4WD Chrysler BB-engined English sportscar. Only 320 made 67-71!
3 Range Rover Classics, a Honda ATC 110 -82 and a lot of other junk.

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007, 01:27:01 PM »
Some we can, some we can't.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: Our 1980 - 1988 AMC Eagles 1988 Models
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2007, 03:45:39 AM »
Some we can, some we can't.

How do we do that? Is there a "decode-list" for it here on the forum that I can check myself or must I have someone to scan my building order and send it in here for "decoding"?
Would be nice to know if the car has the original equipment or if something is changed along the way.  :)
From a small village almost in the middle of Sweden, near the Norwegian border.
AMC Eagle -88
Jeep FC170 -58
Imperial Le Baron -58
2xJensen FF -68, 4WD Chrysler BB-engined English sportscar. Only 320 made 67-71!
3 Range Rover Classics, a Honda ATC 110 -82 and a lot of other junk.

 

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