1982 AMC Eagle SX4

AMC Eagle SX4 (1982)
for sale

Price: US $3,650.00


This is an
extremely rare
original car in overall good shape for it’s age with many valuable parts that needs someone who is willing to invest the time and work to keep it on the road and/or continue restoration. It runs and can be driven a very short distance for a test drive, but anything beyond that is not advised due to the work that needs to be done (see below).
We are the third owners. I bought it for my son on a farm in South Dakota. It made the drive home just fine with no issues. My Dad and I were going to help with ongoing repairs and partial restoration. My dad got sick and we just don’t have the time or knowledge to continue working on this car and my son needs a dependable daily driver. My son drove it on and off for about a year while making smaller repairs, etc. and then the timing gear broke. We haven't driven it much since having the gear replaced by a mechanic due to the CV axles also needing to be replaced and not wanting to invest any more into the vehicle. It starts up just fine every couple weeks.
The car was repainted by the first owner. It was originally light blue. The body is overall in
very good shape
with some very minor scratches, dents, dings and a very small amount of cracking and chipped paint. We found, repaired, painted and replaced all 4 plastic bumper extensions. All the paint has a nice shine and the car has a great overall appearance. The engine compartment is very clean and has very little surface rust. The car does unfortunately have significant surface rust underneath and one actual rust hole approximately 6-8 inches wide on the drivers side floor plan. We did a rough fix by welding in a good used floor pan from another car on that side but it needs proper replacement long term and rust prevention undercoating sprayed on much of the underside of the car. There are no other significant holes and just surface rust at this point everywhere else.
The black interior is in
excellent shape
other than the sun visors which are loose and rotate down sometimes and thus need to be repaired. There are no cracks in the dash or any of the seats at all and the carpet isn’t faded. The headliner and door panels are in great shape. There are just a couple minor tears in the carpet. The inside is exceptionally clean and well cared for.
It has the 151CI Iron Duke (GM) 4 cylinder motor with 5 speed manual transmission. The car runs a little rough since the timing gear was replaced and likely needs the timing adjusted. It drives ok but can be a bit sluggish at higher speeds. If you are familiar with these you know they always run rough and were under-powered but very dependable motors other than the timing gear issue which has just been resolved. The Select Drive switches to 4 Wheel Drive just fine. It needs new CV axles and just recently developed a new grinding sound related to motion that likely needs to be researched and fixed (could be wheel bearings). The carburetor was completely rebuilt a year ago. Everything works except the tach and the radio. The tires have a lot of tread left and the battery is about 2 years old.
We have replaced all the following with brand new parts in the last year:
Alternator and beltsRadiator (including thermostat and hoses)Spark plug wires (including plugs)Distributor cap, rotor, pickup coil and electronic chipFog Lights (new Hella)Parking brake cablesClutch fluid reservoirLug NutsHatch lift supportsWe have reproduction factory shop manuals and a number of spare parts including 1 hub cap, grill, headlight bezels, body trim, select-drive switch, door handles and gauge cover.
Feel free to email with any questions or more specific pictures, etc. Again the car runs and can be driven, but I would strongly discourage driving it any substantial distance and recommend using a trailer or towing it from our location. Local pickup or arranged shipping will be required. We are located just west of Denver (suburb). I am happy to help as needed. We just really want to find a good home for this great car!
Thanks for looking!

update: 2020-07-04


Condition:UsedYear: 1982
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1ACBN535XCK145830Mileage: 105000
Number of Cylinders: 4Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Model: EagleEngine: Iron Duke 151 CI
Transmission: ManualFor Sale By: Private Seller
Drive Side: Left-hand driveWarranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4WDFuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: BlackExterior Color: Blue
Vehicle Title: CleanTrim: SX4
Body Type: CoupeMake: AMC

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