P71 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 9:31 p.m.

This just came up for sale locally. It's an AMC Spirit SX/4. Basically a Gremlin/Hornet chassis with a Jeep AWD system and a lightweight Spirit AMX hatchback body. It's also a stupid-rare stick shift.

Did I mention my 401 would literally "bolt-in"? Seriously, can you imagine a 401ci V8, 5-Speed manual, AWD hatchback that weighs about 2600Lbs and has 500+ FtLbs?


jrg77 New Reader
May 5, 2010 9:34 p.m.

Why on earth would we talk you out of it? Do it. Do It. DO It. DO IT!

pete240z Dork
May 5, 2010 9:35 p.m.
Junkyard_Dog HalfDork
May 5, 2010 9:37 p.m.

Talk you OUT of it? Damn did you come to the wrong place!

HappyAndy HalfDork
May 5, 2010 9:41 p.m.

^ what he said

P71 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 9:42 p.m.

I want it sooooo badly! Except my contracted job ended on 4/30 with no extension so now I'm close to incomeless

I wonder if he'll take trades...

digdug18 Reader
May 5, 2010 9:44 p.m.

Looks like a deal to me, forget rallycross, throw in a rollcage and take it to a rally.


jrw1621 Dork
May 5, 2010 9:45 p.m.

Can you safely run that 4wd system on a front wheel tow dolly?

P71 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 9:46 p.m.

It's a stick, so I assume so?

aussiesmg SuperDork
May 5, 2010 9:48 p.m.

So lucky that is too far to come get it

Nitroracer Dork
May 5, 2010 10:08 p.m.

Between all of the AMCs, the hornet and wagon, I like the monster SX/4 idea best.

pigeon HalfDork
May 5, 2010 10:16 p.m.

Do eet!!!

neon4891 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 10:32 p.m.

DO IT!!!

joey48442 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 10:38 p.m.

Is it all wheel drive? Full-time? I always thought those were 4x4.


maroon92 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 11:11 p.m.

definitely do it!

Kia_racer Reader
May 5, 2010 11:26 p.m.

If I lived by you I would do it so you should too.

grimmelshanks Reader
May 5, 2010 11:30 p.m.

p71, dont you have a wife/multipleamcs conflict? dont get me wrong! definitely do it! i just say shmoozle the wife a bit first

P71 SuperDork
May 5, 2010 11:40 p.m.

Nah, conflict is gone I sold the Concord wagon at a substantial profit in 10 days (enough to buy tickets to NYC and DC) and the Hornet is nearly totally stripped, also at a nice profit. Engine gets picked up the 22nd and it goes to the crusher sometime soon after that. She likes AMC's pretty well now!

Appleseed SuperDork
May 6, 2010 12:16 a.m.

You've answered your own question. We're enablers.

footinmouth New Reader
May 6, 2010 4:50 a.m.

If that thing has an 8 track , sign away !

HappyAndy HalfDork
May 6, 2010 5:11 a.m.
footinmouth wrote: If that thing has an 8 track , sign away !

If it does have an 8 track, its manditory to play Lynard Skynard when rally crossing

Raze HalfDork
May 6, 2010 6:31 a.m.

you're looking at it the wrong way, income isn't always the money you earn, sometimes it's the cars you have in your possession

Stealthtercel Reader
May 6, 2010 7:51 a.m.

What Raze means is, "Out goes contract work, in comes another AMC...."

stroker Reader
May 6, 2010 8:31 a.m.

you could always sell a few kidneys and testicles...

mattmacklind SuperDork
May 6, 2010 8:40 a.m.


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