February 26, 2012

1989 Eagle Premier ES.

8 comments:

Ben Piff said...

Body cladding tag?

Justin said...

WOW.....never knew about this trim level. Looks sharp.

Jim Hindman said...

I had one of these. Great car.

Anonymous said...

I own a DeLorean and the interesting thing about this car is that its powered by the same motor that is in a DeLorean. But this car has slightly more horse power, so people buy these cars just to pull the motors and use them in their DeLoreans.

Anonymous said...

Hot hot hot. There are probably under 100 left in the world. Not notable enough for ebay resale, so owners just pass them on through craigslist until they finally get scrapped. A real tragedy, because it's a VERY special piece of auto history. Designed by legendary Giugiaro. The last car produced by American Motors. Intended to compete with Mercedes, Volvo and Audi (of which it bears great resemblance). Design is still fresh and handsome. Someone with some money and a big heart should be buying these up cheap (you see them for under $1K) restoring them and putting them on display. Yes they are that nice looking and important. At least wish there was a fan base dedicated to saving them from obliteration. Thanks for capturing this one at least!

Tony Piff said...

what wonderful comments!

good job noticing this invisible car, ben.

charming house, too. i'm lovin' the aluminum awning.

Duncan1800 said...

This is the top-spec Limited version - the little blue Eagle badge on the front fender says so.

The one to find, of course, is the very scarce Dodge Monaco variant - basically the fully-loaded version of this car, complete with lace wheels and a hastily designed crosshair grille. It exists only because Chrysler was attempting to fulfill a promise they made to Renault regarding use of a specific quota of PRV engines. They failed miserably, but it was a valiant attempt.

Someday, I'll buy one of these cheap (and hopefully running) to sit by my '89 Cherokee...I imagine the two would reminisce about the old AMC days, and compare Brampton and Toledo as birthplaces.

Anonymous said...

My mom bought one new in '88. Complete POS. I ended up inheriting it as my first car and it finally bit the dust about 6 months of that. The seats were really comfy though. I kind of miss it.