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1980 AMC eagle II electric hybrid prototype
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:13:18 PM »
1980 AMC RSV electric hybrid? The eagle II in 1980?? Is this for real? Anybody know anything? I saw a picture and now I'm curious.  Where is this car now?

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Re: 1980 AMC eagle II electric hybrid prototype
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 12:25:43 PM »
While you're looking, look for the 1979 Spirit that was made with a Stirling External Combustion Engine. I would love to see more information about that car.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

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Re: 1980 AMC eagle II electric hybrid prototype
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 12:38:17 AM »
Oh that's awesome. Thanks! The link that shows the actual engine out of the car and basic design specifications is much more than I ever hoped to find.

It's pretty cool to hear the rumor that a VAM Lerma was in the mix.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: 1980 AMC eagle II electric hybrid prototype
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 12:26:24 PM »
Here is a list of all the AMC Prototypes throughout the years.

http://amc.co.cr/prototypes.htm

The RSV Eagle II Hybrid was a car produced in conjunction with Minicars Inc. You can find more info on the car by searching Minicar RSV. I'm not sure if they ever finished a complete RSV Eagle II. Many of the RSVs were destroyed...I think there are only 2 left today.

Here are some great links about the Minicar RSV.
http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/how-the-us-government-killed-the-safest-car-ever-built/blog-335261/?link=ibaf&q=&source=web&link=ibaf&q=6618

This one is from a Russian site, but I put it through Google Translate
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.safety-car.info%2Fesv%2F88%2F2696-minicar-rsv.html&act=url

http://www.impactlab.net/2010/05/28/safest-car-ever-built-destroyed-by-the-u-s-government/

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/science-technology/transportation/the-drive-to-survive-reducing-road-deaths-in-canada/the-dream-of-a-safer-car.html

 

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