Reader’s Ride of the Week: Monster $2000 AMC Spirit

By Ed Higginbotham
May 8, 2017 | AMC

Forum member Dusterbd13 says he “accidentally bought a car and created a $2000 Challenge team.” We think these accidents should happen to more people, because they are building one heck of a car. It’s a 1980 AMC Spirit motivated by a Ford 5.0-liter V8. You can check out their full build thread here.

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4cylndrfury MegaDork
5/8/17 10:49 a.m.

WOOT! Great RRotW Nominee. I love that these stories could potentially recruit new GRMers.

APEowner GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/8/17 10:58 a.m.

Cool build! For some reason I've been totally ignoring that thread. Now I'm going to have to catch up.

stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
5/9/17 7:54 a.m.

Now we just have to get to testing and tuning...

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
5/9/17 8:01 a.m.

Duse, this is awsome!!!!!


First time anything i have built has gotten any sort of press. I feel honored.

Thank you!

Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/9/17 8:26 a.m.

Suddenly, those things make perfect sense as track cars.

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
5/9/17 8:35 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

Thank you for documenting it here! And did you ever find out if you could make it to the UTCC?

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
5/9/17 8:37 a.m.

My liscence is expired. We may have a guy, but at this point its too soon to call it. Next year definitely, but this year is up in the air.

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