California Highway Patrol AMC Eagle

Filed in AMC by on May 7, 2017 • views: 505


One of the most unlikely vehicles you’ll find in the history of the California Highway Patrol is the AMC Eagle. The Eagle wasn’t a special service or police package vehicle, but it was definitely non-traditional.

AMC (American Motors Corporation) built the AMC Eagle from 1980-1988. The Eagle was based off of the AMC Concord, and came about when Jeep’s chief engineer joined a Concord body with a four-wheel-drive system. The eagle was powered with a 4.2L inline 6-cylinder and automatic transmission. It had a Dana 30 front axle, a Dana 35 rear axle, and a NP119 transfer case.

Not much is known right now about these cars. We know the CHP used at least of few of them, and because they were 4×4, they were likely assigned to the Northern Division.

The photo at the top of the page is an in-service photo. The photos below are restorations that may not be 100% accurate.

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