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1980 AMC Eagle

1980 AMC Eagle in MythBusters, Non-fiction TV, 2003-2018 IMDB Ep. 7.02

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1980 AMC Eagle

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


Skid US

2009-04-21 05:22

Dammit, AMCs are rare enough without them actually destroying TWO of them. Not only did they both look to be in decent shape, but all those parts wasted...

james42519 US

2009-04-24 05:52

i didn't see this one. what happened?

Skid US

2009-04-24 13:21

They crashed both vehicles head-on into a wedge-shaped snow plow to see if it would split them in half, length-wise. It didn't. It just smashed them to hell. :mad:

rjluna2 US

2009-04-24 13:47

Looks like 1979 or later...

the626guy US

2009-04-26 14:00

The one on the left is definitely Eagle wagon.


2009-09-16 11:44

I saw the crash when the other AMC the AMC Eagle was smashed into the Snowplow and i hate to say it but it was pretty awsome but at what price i just hate what they did to those awsome old clasic AMCS

-- Last edit: 2009-09-16 19:59:07

benfolio US

2009-10-19 02:06

Up in Wisconsin (where this was filmed, at a testing facility where they crash test new cars as well) there are PLENTY of old not-so-rare AMCs around. Alot of which should have met this sort of demise YEARS ago.

RandomGuysStuffUncut BS

2009-10-29 19:40

In a new episode they used rockets to replicate the results

RandomGuysStuffUncut BS

2010-03-19 21:00

This myth could have come from Smokey And The Bandit 2 in the desert with the truck ambush

cko US

2010-03-22 21:11

As an AMC guy, this hurts me. If this was done in 1989 or something, I'd give it a pass. But all these years later, I cant. These were actually fairly low-production vehicles-Far fewer than 50,000 a year.I was also a bit upset when they tried the experiment with the nasty stench in the perfectly good Corvette on another episode, but even that car is in greater supply than any AMC now.

night cub US

2010-05-16 22:11

Both of these cars were AMC Eagles. The red sedan, has a 1980 grill. The silver wagon's grill and hood would be 1985+.


CougarTim US

2010-05-16 22:34

They ought to have separate pages, in my opinion.


2010-06-27 03:21

CougarTim wrote They ought to have separate pages, in my opinion.

I agree


2010-07-01 05:43

If this was to test a Smokey and the Bandit 2 theory there was a reason these cars didn't split. In SB2 the car thats split by a plow looks like it was pre-cut and splits with the aid of an explosion that you can see for a second, plus theres obvious small wheels on both sides to keep them from falling over.

somename US

2011-07-27 03:25

^What part of Wisconsin are you from? Every time I wonder into Kenosha County I see tons of AMCs. Two months ago there was a 65 Clasic 2-dr hardtop for sale in someone's front yard at around WIS 50 and US 45, probably still there if you're interested.

adambomb82 US

2011-11-30 22:33

I've found more AMC's in Kenosha on google street view than pretty much any other city.

maxman CA

2012-07-29 07:40

Why couldn't they use something different? Like late '80s Toyotas?


2012-10-24 12:28

its such a shame they wrecked 2 nice cars

mercury man 01 US

2013-05-06 11:55

When will the mythbusters learn that some cars are rare and shouldn't be destroyed for dumb myths.

cko US

2016-03-27 19:16

adambomb82 wrote I've found more AMC's in Kenosha on google street view than pretty much any other city.

Interesting. I've combed through probably 60% of the streets in that city on Street view and I think I found 2 AMCs. I think I found 2 in Racine as well, and none in any other nearby towns...

Start posting links because I obviously have looked in the wrong neighborhoods. I've looked at most of them.

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