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1982, although still in the early in the AMC Eagle era, signalled the decline of the AMC Eagle and that of AMC as a whole.  Sales-wise a few hundred more Eagles were sold this year than in 1981 (30,923).  This was the last year for the Kammback and the two door sedan, as sales for both cars were dismal.  French auto maker Renault, who by now was gaining control of AMC, began utilizing more and more AMC resources for the distribution and manufacture of Renault based vehicles in the U.S. and there was not a great deal of marketing being done to sell the Eagles.  Renault's heavy hand had begun to take AMC down to a bitter end. The only significant change this year was that the Select Shift 4WD system came standard, having been an option in 1981 -- and not on all models.  Also available for the first time was a 5-speed manual transmission.
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Although still early in the AMC Eagle era 1982 signalled the beginning of the end for both the Eagle and AMC.  Sales-wise a few hundred more Eagles were sold this year than in 1981 (30,923).  This was the last year for the Kammback and the two door sedan, as sales for both cars were dismal.  French auto maker Renault, who by now was gaining control of AMC, began utilizing more and more AMC resources for the distribution and manufacture of Renault based vehicles in the U.S. and there was not a great deal of marketing being done to sell the Eagles and especially so their 2WD brethern.  Renault's heavy hand had begun to take AMC down to a bitter end. The only significant change this year was that the Select Shift 4WD system came standard, having been an option in 1981 -- and not on all models.  Also available for the first time was a 5-speed manual transmission.
  
  

Revision as of 18:31, 26 November 2005

Although still early in the AMC Eagle era 1982 signalled the beginning of the end for both the Eagle and AMC. Sales-wise a few hundred more Eagles were sold this year than in 1981 (30,923). This was the last year for the Kammback and the two door sedan, as sales for both cars were dismal. French auto maker Renault, who by now was gaining control of AMC, began utilizing more and more AMC resources for the distribution and manufacture of Renault based vehicles in the U.S. and there was not a great deal of marketing being done to sell the Eagles and especially so their 2WD brethern. Renault's heavy hand had begun to take AMC down to a bitter end. The only significant change this year was that the Select Shift 4WD system came standard, having been an option in 1981 -- and not on all models. Also available for the first time was a 5-speed manual transmission.


The line up for 1982.


Kammback

1982 Production 520 -- final production year.

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Two Door Sedan

1982 Production 1,968 -- final production year.

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Four Door Sedan

1982 Production 4,091

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SX/4

1982 Production 10,445

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Wagon

1982 Production 20,899

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1982 Models Owned By AMC Eagle Nest Members


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