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  1. #1
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    Awesome car sighting today

    Boulder, Utah. An AMC Eagle, in pretty good shape. Fake wood paneling. Classy. Haven't seen one in a very long time. Before it's time. A wagon with clearance and all wheel drive. Precursor to the Outback. Great bumper sticker.

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    Let's do some livin'
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    That's glorious.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Wow.
    Real VTers tap trees.

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    I see these semi regularly in tahoe still.

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    Coincidentally, I just saw one too here in Bellingham. Two-tone: white with the color of rust. Plus actual rust.

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    Wait, it's fake wood paneling?
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    The family truckster.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    The family truckster.
    First and only wagon with 8 headlights. An industry standard-bearer.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Cool, but maybe block the guy's license plate? Good rule of thumb when taking pics of cars.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Of course it is a rare sighting, they were such pieces of shot that most of them fell about as soon as they were driven of the lot.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    roof rack's worth more than the car.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Love it. Ground clearance for days. We had one when I was young. Feels like you're driving a tank. Body on frame, they don't make em like that any more.

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    I also saw a post 2011 GTR recently. You never see those around here. Def qualifies as an awesome car sighting.


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    I miss my 81 eagle. Those cars are awesome.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

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    Growing up in Detroit the car I always got a thrill seeing--a rare thrill--was the Studebaker Avanti
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    ^^ You grew up Most of us didn't

    I'd actually love to find one of the Eagle SX4's, some even came with a 4 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Cool, but maybe block the guy's license plate? Good rule of thumb when taking pics of cars.
    This might be a stupid question but why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    ^^ You grew up Most of us didn't

    I'd actually love to find one of the Eagle SX4's, some even came with a 4 speed.
    That was my eagle. An 81 SX4 with the 4 speed. Tan and shit brown. Loved that car.
    Like a baby jeep.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

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    Sweet ride

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    Found that pic online. Not my actual whip. Same car though. It had demons.
    But Ellen kicks ass - if she had a beard it would be much more haggard. -Jer

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    Ahead of it's time.
    Serious all the time.

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    Nice! My dad had one of those AMCs like that, white with real[istic] wood paneling, 4 door. IIRC, on at least one of the Quadratrac t-cases in those buggers (if they equipped with more than one, ikd), you could lock the center diff and go full 4x4. For a brief period, my family had one of those and a Grand Wagoneer at the same time. My dad traded in the Eagle in for an 8 year old or so '79 diesel merc with 80k and drove it to 240k. 240d I think.
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    If we're gonna wear uniforms, we should all wear somethin' different!

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    My brother killed one of those things playing on a beach at night, burned something out and it wouldn't move. By the time he hiked out, got help and went back the tide had come in and only the top of the roof was sticking out of the water. I have a pic somewhere.

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    You guys really liked the wood veneer huh?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    There was a Eagle wagon like that for sale on Craigslist here last year. It had 45k miles on it and looked new. It was someone's cabin/lake car at their second home in Lake Wenatchee.

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