Billed as “the sports car that doesn’t always need a road”, is it possible that the 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 (Sports X-over 4 all seasons) was 30 years ahead of it’s time?
I think so.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: A car-like driving experience, utility, the security of a little more ground clearance and all-wheel drive?
Today we call it a crossover utility vehicle. Back in the early 80′s, it was an innovative vehicle that the world just wasn’t ready for.
Here’s what this vintage magazine ad for the AMC Eagle had to say:
12 inches of fresh powder won’t do much for your skiing if you can’t get to the slopes.
But poor road conditions don’t have to keep you from terrific ski conditions if you’re driving the revolutionary 1983 Eagle.
It’s the only automotive in the world that lets you go from the economy of 2-wheel drive to the traction and security of full-time 4-wheel drive with just the flick of a switch.
Small wonder, then, that Eagle was selected the Official Vehicle of that National Ski Patrol – people who have to get to the slopes.
So if you’d rather be hitting the trails than spinning your wheels, make the revolutionary 2-wheel/4-wheel drive Eagle your official vehicle.
It’s available in 4-door wagon or sedan, and sporty SX/4 liftback. Visit your American Motors dealer for an Eagle test drive…before the next snowfall.