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1979 AMC Spirits
« on: January 21, 2010, 09:01:44 PM »
From the 1979 Dealer Brochure

Total Spirit/AMX model year production:  52,714 cars (16,237 four-cylinder cars and 36,241 six-cylinder cars, and 3,893 V8 cars.)  3,657 of these cars were AMX's.  Numbers of Sedans vs. Liftbacks is not known at this time.





















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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 11:51:19 PM »
Do you have any Spirit Sedan pictures?  (Kammback)
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 06:38:40 AM »
Yes, I will get them on later.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 08:21:07 AM »
OOOOOOOO :o, I like that console set up in the second pic down, was that a spirit or 2wd thing only or did it make it's way into the Eagle as well?
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 08:46:34 AM »
Spirit only.  That console won't fit into an Eagle because the trans tunnel is different.  The Spirit/Concord gauge package was stacked two over two as opposed the the Eagle's horizontal row of gauges.  You will also see you could get a center armrest in a Spirit or Concord.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 09:08:19 AM »
Hmmmmm, the center armrest is what I'm after, they're nice on long trips, lol, guess I'll have to make something.....
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 01:53:37 PM »
The Spirit AMX is definitely a sight to see... And in '79 with a 304... A person could actually show others who was boss ...in a compact

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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 02:01:03 PM »
Spirits were by the standards from those days, subcompacts; Concords were compacts.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 03:24:16 PM »
Do you have any Spirit Sedan pictures?  (Kammback)
Tony

Here's one:



This was my first AMC, a 1981 Spirit Sedan.  got it in 1988.

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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010, 03:54:33 PM »
The Spirit AMX is definitely a sight to see... And in '79 with a 304... A person could actually show others who was boss ...in a compact

GENIOUS  8)

Alas, by 1979 the 304 was rather polluted out. A quick exhaust change and carb re-jet would really wake it up. Factory rating was 125hp and 220ftlbs, not much more than a 258.
I have an 80 Spirit with a 304 installed by a previous owner. With a slightly tweaked 2bbl, 998 trans, and the original 2.53:1 open rear I can get mid 16s at 83mph and still in 2nd gear. : )
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 07:02:05 PM »
Sedans added to original post.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 07:54:02 PM »
Hmmmmm, the center armrest is what I'm after, they're nice on long trips, lol, guess I'll have to make something.....
i pulled one from the 79 amx i stripped.. that was initially the only reason i called on it, with full intentions of putting it in my SX/4.  :-\ of course.. that doesn't work.. and on top of that I've got the really wide fat seats which makes it nearly impossible to fit anything between them already. but i wasn't willing to swap my seats either.
Though i'm sure you could alter one to fit.. they are, as you've probably found, a bit hard to get. (which would make it equally as sad to mess up a good one)

just this past month or so i've seen a couple really clean spirit sedans online going for a few thousand each.
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1981 AMC Eagle Kammback automatic
1981 AMC Eagle Kammback 4speed
1980 Honda cx500c
1979 AMC Spirit GT project
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 08:39:09 PM »
Sedans added to original post.

I never understood why the actually called them a 'sedan'. A sedan usually refers to a car that has 4 doors AND a trunk.  I always called it a hatchback.

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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 11:26:56 PM »
Nice! I like the sedans in the brochures a lot.
The grill on the light blue sedan must be hard to find.
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Re: 1979 AMC Spirits
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 01:05:36 AM »
wow ! those leather/tan hiback seats in th above spirit/kamm iwant ! to bad they didnt put them in the eagles {did they?even special order?i ve never seen them ever spirit or eagle}also those cust/int door panels. woudnt it be nice to find a pair in mint cond!no way! the odds!! i can dream cant i , also i have used a sprit center console/armrest  in strike apx 20 yrs ago couldnt emagine driving any veh. w/o a center arm rest got it at salvage yd removed  front half , youll see when i post interior pics 

 

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