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1979 AMC Concords
« on: January 22, 2010, 08:02:07 PM »
From the Dealer Brochure

Production Figures

2 Dr Sedans:  50,482
4 Dr Sedans:  42,126
Wagons:  23,573
The second rarest of all Concords, the 1979 2DR Concord Liftback:  2,331.  In the previous year, 1978, the car was called a hatchback and was available as a more traditional styled model with 2,572 produced and the AMX version with 2,540 produced.  the rarest Concord was the 1983 wagon with only 867 built.

Base Prices.  The figure after the slash is the V8 equipped car base price; Concords came with 232 I-6 engines, 258's were $50 more and if you really wanted an I-4 it was the same price as a 232 car:

Base Concords
2 Dr Hatchbacks  4149/4399
2 Dr  4049/4299
4 Dr  4149/4399
Wagon  4349/4599

Concord DL's
2 Dr Hatchbacks  4448/4698
2 Dr  4348/4598
4 Dr  4448/4698
Wagon  4648/4898

Concord Limiteds
2 Dr  5348/5598
4 Dr  5448/5698
Wagon  5648/5898

















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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 01:41:12 PM »
Very cool...thanks for posting!
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 02:40:18 PM »
i think i should start an AMC resto/dealership.  it would be so awesome being surrounded by these cars all the time
oh, how i love my bucket off rust!

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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 04:54:55 PM »
i think i should start an AMC resto/dealership.  it would be so awesome being surrounded by these cars all the time

Finding survivors might be a problem.
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1980 Concord DL;
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2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 05:33:17 PM »
Very cool brochures.  Thanks for sharing.
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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: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 06:57:32 PM »
i think i should start an AMC resto/dealership.  it would be so awesome being surrounded by these cars all the time

Finding survivors might be a problem.

oh they're out there just waiting to found!
oh, how i love my bucket off rust!

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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 07:02:08 PM »
here's one in Maine, maybe this belongs somewhere else??

im only selling this car cause i wanna race ill take 1.500 or trade 4 a car i would not take a v6 or v8 car would like a crx or civic but any thing works my brother just got a crx & i wanna race with him call me @ 1207 395 8003 ask 4 joel & also this amc has new tires & brakes GOOD SHAPE Call me with wat u got call only or add me and send me a message on the ps3 im JUGGALO207 thanks & ill see u then


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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 12:12:01 AM »
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im only selling this car cause i wanna race...

Then he should drop a 360 in the thing and have some fun with a sleeper! He could make this into a pretty quick street/strip car for around $1000.
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All this, plus 2 parts cars.
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 10:44:14 AM »
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im only selling this car cause i wanna race...

Then he should drop a 360 in the thing and have some fun with a sleeper! He could make this into a pretty quick street/strip car for around $1000.

Agreed, CRX and race, don't really belong in the same sentence (I know I'm a Knuckledragger), lol.
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 01:32:42 PM »
Production Figures

2 Dr Sedans:  50,482
4 Dr Sedans:  42,126
Wagons:  23,573

Interesting that the two door was produced in greater numbers than the four door.  Usually the four door is the "bread and butter" and it far outsells its two door equivalent.

The rarest Concord was the 1983 wagon with only 867 built.

I wish I had known that about a year ago.  One of those 867 was in my local yard.  Unfortunately it wasn't hard to see why it was in there - the front end looked like it had been introduced to a brick wall at high speed.  Had I known of its extreme rarity, I would have at least saved the VIN and door tag for historical purposes.

It was a nice one, too... white with woodgrain, brown interior, sport steering wheel, AM/FM cassette, air, tilt, cruise, power windows and locks.  Many of its rarer parts found their way home with me.
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1979 Concord 2 door
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010, 01:35:43 PM »
I found the '79 numbers interesting too.  My thinking is that the two door models attracted a lot of younger first time buyers.  Usually, the wagon was a better seller too. 
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 01:57:22 PM »
Huh, looks like they came from the factory with a little bit of rear end sag.... :-[
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 06:22:07 PM »
Yeah, they do appear to be a bit lower in the back.
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 06:40:58 PM »
Huh, looks like they came from the factory with a little bit of rear end sag...

My '79 Concord sat low in the back when I got it in 2008.  Then one day I noticed it was suddenly really low.  I looked under it and one of the leaf springs had actually broken, and the other looked to be soon to follow with the extra weight it was now handling.  This was a low mileage car, too.  It's now with a new owner who has taken care of the problem.

Conversely, the '80 Concord I got out of the junkyard sits high in the back.  So much so, that I opted to put larger tires back there (215-70-14) to fill the wheelwells better.  This is an even lower mileage car, but I have to wonder if those springs were replaced at some point.
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Re: 1979 AMC Concords
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 06:49:02 PM »
IIRC the '80 may be a fleet car?  Which may have had heavier springs??
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1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport;
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

 

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