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1985 saw several modest changes to the AMC Eagle. Two models still remained in line-up, but the downward sales decline had begun despite the changes. Sales dropped over 9,000 units from 1984 to 16,190 cars. Changes in 1985 were: Shift on the fly was introduced, the disconnect axle was done away with so the driver could shift from 2WD to 4WD or back while moving; the hood ornament was dropped and all cars had the "power bulge" hood; the 5 speed manual overdrive transmission was standard with the only engine available, the 258; the standard alternator was increased to 55 amps; the center pod insert was changed to accept DIN radios and digital radios were introduced as an option.
The line up for 1985.
Four Door Sedan
1985 Production 2,655
1985 Production 13,353
Link to a 1985 AutoWeek Article http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=102872
New Radio Pod Insert and Newly Designed Radios for 1985
New Radio Pod Insert
1985 Fleet Brochure
Road Testing a 1985 AMC Eagle Four Wheeler Magazine, 12/84
Note: The first few words are missing from the article.
AMC Eagle Nest Member's 1985 AMC Eagles
Picture of the motor. Note the onboard air system for the rear shocks.
On To 1986