Jeep, Eagle, and 4WD Vehicles: The Traction AMC Needed to Keep Going | FourWheeler

Published 3/25/2020 on FourWheeler by Jordon Scott

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Steve Magnante is at Rambler Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado, looking for 4-wheel-drive vehicles from American Motors Corporation (AMC). When most people familiar with the history of the American automotive industry think of AMC and 4-wheel drive (4WD), the legendary Jeep CJ-5 is the first vehicle that comes to mind. But Steve prefers more obscure vehicles, so while he is going to check out a couple of cool Jeeps at Rambler Ranch, none of them are a CJ-5. He’s also going to look at Eagle, the brand AMC created to bring affordable 4WD to the masses—and gave them the traction (pun absolutely intended) they needed to survive.

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